Omaha Sidewalk Injury Lawyer
Did a Broken or Obstructed Sidewalk Cause Your Fall?
You’re walking down a sidewalk when you trip, fall, and sustain serious injuries. You notice that the sidewalk had a raised section, which caused you to stumble. Who’s liable for your medical bills? It depends on whether the entity in charge of the sidewalk was negligent. Many people stumble on sidewalks, but some sidewalks are inherently dangerous. In those instances, it’s important to hold the appropriate people responsible, receive financial compensation for your suffering, and make sure the sidewalk is fixed and no longer a hazard for anyone else.
Premises Liability Services
If you’ve been injured by a faulty sidewalk in Omaha, give our office a call to see if you have a case. Call Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 for a free consultation.
Liability in a Sidewalk Case Injury
A broken sidewalk can cause people serious injuries, such as strains, broken bones, hip fractures, and even traumatic brain injuries. Most unsafe sidewalks are caused by cracks, missing sections, unmarked curbs, or tree roots pushing up the sidewalk.
In most cases, it is the responsibility of the city to maintain public sidewalks. When the sidewalk is on private property, or fronting a store, then another property owner may be responsible for its upkeep.
How do you figure out who is responsible for a damaged sidewalk? It can be tricky to do on your own. Additionally, the sidewalk must be “unreasonably” unsafe for you to have a valid claim. And even then, who’s responsible - the city, the property owner, or both?
What to Do If You’re Injured on a Sidewalk
If you trip and fall on a sidewalk, try to take pictures and document everything. Photograph your injury, where it took place, your clothes, the scene, and anything that contributed to the accident. It is vital to get this evidence as soon as possible because the city or property owner may choose to fix the sidewalk after the fact.
A trip-and-fall on a sidewalk can leave you not only with major injuries but with huge medical bills and a long recovery away from work. That can be a financial strain on anyone; and if the accident was caused by a sidewalk that was unreasonably dangerous, someone should be held accountable and you should be properly compensated.
Hiring a skilled Omaha premises liability attorney after sustaining an injury on a public sidewalk is crucial. Bottlinger Law L.L.C. will assist you in preserving evidence and investigate who is liable. We can walk you through this process and explain all your legal options, so that you feel confident about your next step. Our firm is committed to helping clients get the compensation they deserve and holding the responsible parties at fault. Don’t wait; call us today to discuss your options in a free consultation at (402) 505-8234.
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