Are You Protected From Personal Injury Claims?

by Personal Injury Claims Blawg on October 9, 2012

Personal injury claims post from an Australian personal injury law firm.

We have all been told from an early age to be careful by our carers. As adults we are expected to show due care in all of our endeavours to avoid injury to ourselves and others. Despite this education and awareness injuries can still occur. But, how do you know that you and others around you are protected against debilitating injuries or even death arising from someone else’s negligence.

Scenario 1:

You are looking to change your house into an investment property. Research has been conducted on the financials, property management and tenants. That’s all you have to think about right? Wrong. What about insurance? You may have presented for lease a beautifully appointed apartment with all the latest ‘mod-cons’, but this does not mean something will go wrong.

Competent Property Managers conduct regular checks on the dwelling to determine its condition and tenants are encouraged to report any issues that affect the use of the services within the property. You are vulnerable, as an owner, to insurance claims should you fail to attend to any noted issues as well as if your property manager fails to disclose or notice infringements.

Likewise as a tenant you can be exposed to risky living situations if a Property Manager ignores your calls for repair work or an owner refuses to perform necessary amendments. It is important that you know your rights to ensure that not only are you getting what you paid for, but you are living in a healthy and safe environment.

A Personal Injury Compensation Lawyer will give you the support and guidance you need to address any accidents or injuries sustained as a result of negligent owners or property managers.

Scenario 2:

Owning a pet is a notable part of family life these days and many take on the responsibility of pet ownership to both negative and positive outcomes.

Pets are positive additions to families especially those with children as they offer exercise, excitement and entertainment. Many people opt for mainstream species such as Golden Retrievers and Poodles, but there are increasing numbers who can’t resist the allure of combining companionship with security. Savage dogs are becoming more popular with pet owners as they provide more ways to keep themselves and their belongings safe. This does being with it an inherent danger. Some owners fail to realise the extent of care and supervision needed for these type of dogs and dog attacks can ensue.

In most jurisdictions, dog attacks are looked upon with strict negligence standards, which leaves the owner solely responsible to the injured party and their right to sue.

If you have been the victim of a dog assault it is important that you seek professional help such as a Personal Injury Claims Lawyer to consider your right to compensation for medical costs as well as pain and suffering.

Despite the boy scouts famous motto, it is impossible to be prepared all of the time. Be sure that as an owner of a property or dangerous animal you have appropriate insurance to cover potential accidents. As an individual know your rights and seek advice from compensation professionals should you need it.

Inspired by Smith’s Lawyers.

Personal Injury Claims Blawg

Personal Injury Claims Blawg

PI claims blogger at PIClaimsBlawg
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