If someone has gotten hurt at your house, they may decide to go to a lawyer and sue you for their medical costs as well as pain and suffering. If that does happen, you need to find a lawyer of your own so that you can fight back. When you find your lawyer, they will help you, but you need to make sure that you are helping yourself. Your attorney will need to have some information about what happened and the case so that they can help you in the best way possible.
Type of Visitor
There are several classifications of people who are on your property. Some of them you owe a duty of care to. Some of them you don't. If you owe a duty of care to someone on your property and get hurt, your liability will be different from if the person is on your property without your permission, like a trespasser. Your attorney will be able to tell you what your duty of care was and what your liability would be, depending on what the person was doing on your property.
You will need to tell your attorney everything that happened, even if you don't think it shows you in an attractive light. Your attorney can't help you if they don't have the full story. If you don't tell them something that could affect the case and deal with the other people involved in the case, it could end up hurting you in the future. It's better to tell your attorney everything so that they can prepare for all eventualities. That will let them work around whatever might hurt your case and emphasize things that make you look good.
If you have any witness statements pertinent to the case, either to the accident or to the behavior of the other person involved in the case, giving them to your attorney can be helpful. Even if your witnesses haven't written out statements, you should make sure that you give them to the attorney. That way, they will contact everyone who may have witnessed the accident or anything else surrounding it.
If you have a house and someone got hurt at it, you want to make sure that you have an attorney who can help you fight any legal case that might be brought against you. An attorney can keep you from dealing with more problems than you might otherwise have to handle.
Contact a law firm like Higinbotham & Higinbotham LLC to learn more.