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Slip and Fall Lawyer
A slip and fall lawyer can help you get your life back after a severe fall. Slip and fall accidents primarily occur at stores and businesses but it can also happen in your community. For example, when sidewalks are not properly cared for in the winter they can quickly become a slip and fall hazard for pedestrians. It is the responsibility of the insurance company of the household or business to cover potential injuries. However, this doesn’t mean every injury will be covered. You must be able to prove that your slip and fall accident was caused by negligence.
When you’re considering a slip and fall lawsuit there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, be sure to document your injury. This means taking pictures of your injury and what caused it. Next, be sure that your reason for being on the premises was lawful. This means that you were not trespassing or committing a crime when the injury occurred. Then, contact the owner of the house or business and ask for their insurance information. Finally, see a doctor about your injury and follow all instructions for your care. When you’re ready to take your case to a lawyer, make sure that you have all of your documentation in order.
What You Should Know from a Slip and Fall Lawyer
Some states base slip and fall accidents on comparative negligence. For instance, if someone was texting and did not see the danger ahead they could have a reduced settlement because they were partially at fault.
If you’re not sure if your slip and fall case is ready for a lawsuit or have questions about your case, contact our premise liability lawyer. With a free consultation you can get helpful resources and learn more about your case at no cost to you.
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On average a serious slip and fall accident could cost you between $30,000 to $40,000 in medical costs. At the average that most American’s make in a year, this could be devastating.
When you pursue your case with insurance you’re not just looking to cover the cost of emotional damage from the injury, you’re paying for medical bills. That’s why it’s so important to go forward with a case.
Most cases of slip and fall are settled outside of the courtroom. In fact only 2% of all cases are settled in court.
For most cases it can be settled in a matter of months, but sometimes talks can break down between both parties and the case must go to court. When a case goes to court it can take a lot longer.