Slip and fall cases are one of the most common types of personal injury claims. Every day, scores of people fall for various reasons. While some of these falls are accidents, other incidents happen because someone else was careless. In other words, their negligence is what caused your injury. When that happens, slip and fall lawyers in Hollywood can help you recover for your injuries.
Recovering financially after you have fallen is not a guarantee. There are a few hurdles to overcome before you can receive a check. The first is showing that someone else was really careless. The standard in your slip and fall case is that you must prove that someone else acted unreasonably.
In practical terms, the reasonableness standard means that a property owner is not automatically liable when you are injured. It also means that they are not legally obligated to act instantaneously to fix any dangerous conditions on their property. However, if they knew or should have known about it, they must fix it. This could include things such as:
Property owners cannot put their heads in the sand and pretend that they never knew about a dangerous condition. If the danger lasted for long enough, a court would say that they should have known about it.
While it is not always easy to prove what a property owner knew or should have known, it would be well worth your effort to try. Otherwise, you would not be compensated for your injuries. The average slip and fall settlement is between $30,000-$40,000, and the amount is higher when the fall occurs on business property.
Slip and fall cases are all about the facts. All else being equal, it may be hard to connect someone else’s negligence to your injury. In addition, the property owner may also claim that you were the cause of your own injury by being careless yourself. However, this is where a slip and fall attorney is helpful because the lawyer can help present your case in a manner that would show what happened, gathering the evidence that you need.
In addition, the amount of compensation is also an issue in these cases. The insurance company may not have any issue admitting that their policyholder was liable. However, they may not be willing to compensate you enough. These injuries can have serious impacts in your life both now and in the future. They could mean that you need multiple surgeries and cannot work. An insurance company or defendant must compensate you for:
These could all add up to a significant check, depending on how severely you are injured. However, you need a well-documented medical file and an attorney who knows when the insurance company is trying to take advantage of you and pay you less than you deserve. Knowing how to negotiate with an insurance company requires a knowledge of how they operate.
The first thing that you must do after an accident is to get your injuries treated. In a slip and fall case, you may suffer one of these common injuries:
These injuries can be painful and disruptive. At 388CEDA, we have doctors who can help diagnose and treat your injuries, as well as provide thorough documentation of your injuries adn the treatment the injuries received. Our services include:
Our doctors could help get you on the way to recovery or at least providing you some comfort after your injuries.
The other way that 388CEDA can help you is by recommending an experienced attorney to you upon request. We have a network of lawyers with experience representing injured slip and fall victims. Hiring the right attorney takes time, but a recommendation could help save you effort that you need to deal with your life situation and seek the medical treatment that you need. Call us today at 1-800-388-CEDA to learn how our doctors can help you and how you can have an attorney recommended if you ask us.
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