If you have been injured after slipping or falling on someone else's property, you may feel you have the right to be compensated for your injury. In some cases, this is true; however, the process of getting that compensation can be a long and difficult task. Here are a few ways a slip and fall lawyer can help you through the process.
One of the biggest obstacles in a slip and fall accident is proving fault. Just because you slipped on a wet floor in the grocery store does not mean someone was at fault. A lawyer will ask to go over any video footage of the area and talk to people who were there to determine if the company is at fault. If an employee was notified of the wet spot, or caused it, and did not take action to either clean it up or set up warning signs, then there is fault. However, if a customer dropped a bottle of pickles on the floor and no one knew about it until you slipped in the mess, they cannot be held accountable. No matter where you fell, or how it happened, an attorney will look at everything and tell you if there is enough evidence to take it to court or not.
The Compensation You Deserve
If someone else is at fault, an insurance company is usually called to pay for the damages. It will be either a business's liability insurance or a homeowner's policy that will cover the expenses. The insurance company may offer you an initial settlement that will cover your medical bills so far and a bit extra for pain and suffering. Your lawyer will look at a bigger picture, determining how much time you will be out of work to recuperate and if there will be continuing medical expenses such as physical therapy. You should not have to use any of your vacation days or pay for any bill that was incurred because of the accident.
When you have financial issues resulting from a alip and fall injury there can be a very thin line as to whether someone else is at fault or not. In addition, how much compensation you actually deserved can be difficult to determine. Insurance companies try to offer you a settlement that will not cost them too much money and it can be tempting to take the first offer you receive. A slip and fall attorney can let you know if you have a solid case to prove fault and what type of settlement you can expect. He or she will take all the negotiating and stress of a settlement out of your hands so you can put all your energy into getting better.Share
19 November 2015
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