Q: I was working for my neighbor on her rental property when I fell in a hole and broke my leg. What do I do now?
Should I approach her or get an attorney about the medical bill and lost wages?
A: You should talk to a personal injury attorney right away. You might have a good case but there is more information needed in order to evaluate what options you might have. Contact a good personal injury attorney right away for a free consultation.
A: Get pictures and Consult with experienced attorneys in the state where this occurred.
I'm sorry to hear about your injury. I recommend the following steps:
1. Seek immediate medical attention for your broken leg.
2. Document the incident, including details of how the accident occurred and any potential hazards on the property.
3. Inform your neighbor about the accident and your injury, and obtain their homeowner's insurance information.
4. Consult with a personal injury attorney to understand your rights and options for seeking compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages resulting from the accident.
5. Your attorney will guide you on whether to approach your neighbor or pursue a legal claim against their homeowner's insurance.
James L. Arrasmith
Founder and Chief Legal Counsel of The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith
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