Slip and falls land thousands of people each year in the emergency room. Most businesses are happy to have insurance that can help cover a victim if this happens to them. However, due to the increase in people claiming they fell or were hurt, there have been stricter guidelines put in place which makes it harder in getting compensation. This is why it is so important to hire an attorney that is experienced in slip and falls.
Hiring an Attorney
To find an attorney you can look in your local phone book, look online or ask friends and family who they have used. You will need to check any potential lawyer out well to ensure that they are experienced. Read former client reviews and ask about cases that the attorney has won. Take your time and make sure that you find an attorney that is well versed in slip and fall cases. Due to the increased amount of fraudulent cases out there, having a lawyer that is well versed will help the judge know that your claim is legitimate and that you are not faking any claims.
When you slip, and fall do not think just because you do not feel injured that you are ok. You will need to seek medical attention immediately. First, injuries may not show up when you first fall. A lot of people get hurt in the lower back area and the injury may not cause pain for a few days. In some cases, the nerves in your back and other areas may become damaged and you may not notice anything for months. Your doctor will help to determine the extent of your injuries and whether or not you should go back to work. Second, you will want to get documentation of your accident and proof to show for an insurance claim as well as the judge if you have to go to court. Not having documentation will make it harder for your attorney to present your case.
Once your doctor has evaluated your injuries, you will be able to contact your slip and fall lawyer and they will get started with your case. They will look at several different factors. Your lawyer will also speak to witnesses with your case and see if there is video footage available. He or she will also get your medical records and any other item that is important to your case. It is very rare that a slip and fall case is handled outside of court, so your lawyer will prepare to prove your case in front of a judge. If you win, you will be able to be awarded the following compensation:
• Pain and suffering.
• Personal property damage.
• Lawyer fees.
• Medical Expenses.
Never try to fight a slipand fall case alone. You will lose due to the fact that there is so many slip and fall fraudulent cases out there. Take your time and find an attorney that will help you to win your case and get the compensation that you deserve.