If you are injured in Connecticut in a motel, hotel, bed-and-breakfast, timeshare or Airbnb there are a number of things that you should be doing to preserve evidence and to protect your case. The first thing you should do is to take pictures of the thing that caused your injury.
Depending upon what caused your injury, you'll want to make sure that you take pictures of the defect or hazard from a number of different vantage points, you can take a dollar bill and place it next to the defect or hazard to get an approximation as to its size and if the defect or hazard is a hole then you will want to measure the depth and width of that hole as well.
It is important that you contact the person in charge at the time you are insured to have them come to the place where you were injured and fill out a report. People think that they will fill out a report and then the place where they were injured will provide you with a copy of it. This is not the case and they will generally not give that to you or to your attorney unless and until the case is put into suit. Therefore, after you fill out the accident report and before you give it back to the employee make sure you take a picture of it with your cell phone so that you can read everything that is contained within that report.
You should also insist upon being taken to the nearest hospital by ambulance so you can be treated for your injuries and determine the nature and extent of your injuries. You will want to make sure that when you go to the hospital, or other health care facility, you tell them that you were injured at the property where you were staying or were visiting and tell them what caused your injury.
You should then contact an experienced Connecticut injury attorney at the earliest possible moment because you will be contacted by the insurance company of the facility where you were injured within the next day or two. You do not want to speak to this person and you should not talk to this individual other than to say that you have a lawyer and get the person's name, contact information, and claim number so that your attorney can contact this individual.
There are many things that you should be doing to preserve and protect your case. We might have our private investigator go out to the property to see what he can find and we might also have our premises liability expert go out and photograph, measure and prepare a report about what caused your injury and why the property owner was negligent.
Please contact one of our Connecticut personal injury attorneys at the earliest possible moment so that we can conduct an immediate investigation of your case. Our Connecticut accident lawyers handle these cases on a contingency fee basis and advance the costs to develop your case which means you do not have to come up with any money out of your own pocket. If there is no recovery then you will know legal fees and no costs.
Do not delay and potentially ruin or greatly devalue your case. Contact one of our experienced Connecticut injury lawyers today.