No one wants to get hurt, that part is a no-brainer. But sometimes we do get hurt, and if it is because of negligence on someone else’s part, then we are entitled to compensation for our medical bills and pain and suffering that you may have suffered because of your fall.
The person who owns the property that you had your accident could be held responsible for the damages that you are owed. Property owners are required to make sure that the premises are safe at all times. This means taking care of broken steps, pipes that leak water onto the floor, and making sure that their sidewalks are clear of snow and ice during the winter months. On the other hand, though, if there was no reasonable way for the property owner to know that there was a hazard then they will not be held responsible for your slip and fall accident.
Why You Should Speak with a Lawyer Immediately
If you have experienced a slip and fall accident, you should contact a lawyer immediately. Try not to talk to anyone, or use phrases that could later be used against you. This might seem silly, but even saying ‘I’m OK’ could later hurt your chances of winning your lawsuit. The defense attorney for the property owner could claim that you stated that you were fine, and are now coming back to say that you weren’t because you are just looking for money. Just make sure that you speak with a lawyer as quickly as possible after your accident, and if you do have to talk about what happened with someone, make sure you only state absolute facts and nothing more.
How to Find a Local Personal Injury Attorney
Finding a lawyer that will at least listen to your case should not be that difficult. There are a lot of lawyers out there who offer free consultations that are no obligation. Talking with a lawyer could be extremely beneficial to your case, even if the property owner has already offered you a settlement amount. Make sure that you are getting proper representation.
Finding the right slip and fall lawyer could be critical to your case, and in making sure that you are awarded the money that you are due. Yes, you are able to file the lawsuit on your own, but if you are unsure of what you are doing the experience can be frustrating and difficult. Making sure that you have the right attorney in your corner is the smart thing to do.
Getting hurt is not something that anyone ever plans on happening. Property owners should always keep their property in proper repair, but accidents do happen. There is insurance to help aid them in case an accident does happen and to help you; the victim get the money that you are entitled to receive. Finding the right attorney to help you with your case is one of the best things you can do as the victim of a slip and fall case because they will fight for what you should be given, and to help ensure that the same thing doesn’t happen to another person.
Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC