You’ve been looking forward to your vacation for months. Maybe you’re treating your extended family to a weekend away, attending a destination wedding, or planning to sit back and relax by the beach without a care in the world. Like many travelers now, you rented a vacation home instead of staying at a traditional hotel or resort. When you were walking down the hallway in your rental home, you tripped on a torn carpet, fell down the stairs, and severely injured yourself. Not only is your vacation ruined, but you’re in pain, you can’t work, and medical bills are piling up.
Unfortunately, this situation is not unique. All sorts of dangers can lurk in a rental home, such as:
- Loose floorboards
- Broken railings
- Faulty appliances
- Faulty or out-of-date electrical wiring
- Stair or deck collapses
- Uneven walkways
If you have been injured at a vacation rental home, you may be entitled to collect damages for your injuries. This can include compensation for medical bills, medication, diagnostic imaging, physical therapy, lost wages, future lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
To provide evidence to support your claim, it’s essential that you seek medical attention immediately after the injury. Make sure to follow all of your doctor’s instructions, such as taking your medicine and attending any rehab sessions that they recommend. You will need to prove that you have done everything you can to heal from your injuries.
It’s also important to photograph the scene of the injury as well as the injuries themselves, if they are visible. It can be useful to take a video of the scene and narrate what is being shown as you film. These steps can help prove that the dangerous situation existed in case the owner repairs the danger and denies it existed.
If the event occurred outside and a passersby witnessed the event, take down their email address and phone number so that they can provide information about what they saw which may be evidence if needed.
To collect compensation, you will need an attorney who specializes in premises liability. They must prove that you were legally on the property. Next, they will need to show that a dangerous condition existed on the property. Third, they must show that the owner either knew about the dangerous condition or should have known about it and that this dangerous condition is what caused your injury.
It’s bad enough that your vacation was ruined; don’t let a poorly maintained vacation home cause you financial ruin. If you have been injured in a vacation home due to the homeowner’s negligence, contact Cutler Rader today. We are experts in premises liability cases and will aggressively pursue the damages you are owed so you can receive justice for your injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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