Accidents happen, but when it is someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. This holds true when you slip and fall. Even though you are the one who lost your balance, someone else may be to blame for it.
Slip and fall cases seem to get a bad rap, but the dangers posed by these accidents could be every bit as bad as a car crash. Injured victims may face a long haul with therapy and rehabilitation and may even suffer life-altering injuries. They may also face a process of trying to be paid for their injuries. This is where a slip and fall lawyer can help you.
Like any personal injury case, a slip and fall claim depends on finding that someone else was negligent. The property owner must act unreasonably under the circumstances in order for you to possibly be legally entitled to compensation. Here, there are several considerations in judging how the property owner did or did not act. You can win your case by showing:
These cases are not always easy to win because they involve showing what the property owner knew or did at the time of the accident. However, this does not mean that you should let someone else get away with their negligence. Hiring an attorney could give you someone working for you who knows how to investigate these claims and gather evidence.
The property owner may try to deny that they knew about the condition or may try to blame you for your injury. Your lawyer may work to present your side of the story and the evidence that they have gathered.
While the name “slip and fall” implies that someone suffered a minor injury by being clumsy, the truth can be starkly different. Accident victims can suffer the following injuries:
Average settlements in slip and fall cases can range between $20,000-$50,000, but your case may be anything but average. For example, if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may not be able to work again and enjoy your life. In that case, your settlement could be worth far more than average. If your case goes all the way to a jury, it could be worth even more.
In addition to proving that the fall was someone else’s fault, you would also need to demonstrate your injury. One of the challenging things about a slip and fall case is that the insurance company may try to argue that your injury was caused by a preexisting condition. However, even if you had something already wrong, you can recover if your fall aggravated it.
Your diagnosis would be a key part of your claim. This is why you need to get fully examined immediately after your slip and fall injury. At 388CEDA, we offer the following medical services:
Having one centralized medical source that can provide the doctors you need can go a long way towards reducing your stress.
388CEDA can also make your life easier when it comes to finding an attorney. We can recommend attorneys upon request from our network of slip and fall attorneys. While you may not even know how to tell the difference between lawyers, a recommendation from a trusted source could help. Call us today at 1-800-388-CEDA to learn how we help slip and fall accident victims deal with the aftermath of their injury.
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