If you are injured in an accident, your first thought might not be to immediately sue and start legal action. However, there are some good reasons to act quickly if you believe that you have a premises liability claim and that an irresponsible property owner needs to be held accountable. The statute of limitations gives you a limited amount of time to file your case, so contact a Fayetteville, Arkansas slip and fall lawyer and get the legal process started today.
How Long Do You Have to Begin a Premises Liability Case?
The statute of limitations gives you three years to pursue legal action from the date of the accident. Wait any longer than that, and the property owner can easily have your case dismissed no matter how much evidence you had or how clear their negligence was.
This can seem like a long time period, but some have been surprised at how quickly these three years can pass. You should focus on recovery and your family. Let an experienced premises liability attorney file your case for you and ensure that you do not miss out on your chance to pursue compensation.
What Can My Compensation Cover?
Your compensation can help you cover all sorts of costs arising from your accident and the injuries it caused. A fair compensation offer also takes the mental and emotional damage an accident can cause into account. Your settlement should help make up for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of earning potential
- Diminished quality of life
- Property damages
Any compensation offer that does not address the mental well-being of you and your family is simply not a serious offer.
How Can a Premises Liability Lawyer Help Me?
An attorney can do more than file your case in a timely manner. A knowledgeable premises liability lawyer can also:
- Interview eyewitnesses
- Secure surveillance footage
- Field settlement offers
- Talk to medical experts about your long-term prognosis
- Prepare you for depositions or testimony
- Communicate on your behalf with other parties involved in your case
- Defend you from any accusations of wrongdoing or fault
- Hold any and all liable parties accountable
Your lawyer will do everything that they can to build your case and show why you and your family deserve compensation. Our law firm has experience handling all kinds of premises liability cases, from stairway injuries in apartment buildings to slip and fall accidents in grocery stores. Let us put our experience to work for you.
Schedule Your Legal Consultation
If you are ready to move forward with your own premises liability claim, you do not have to do it alone. Contact the Knapp Law Firm and learn more about how our attorneys can assist you and your family. The case evaluation is free, but the knowledge you gain from it could be incredibly valuable.