Slip and fall accident claims are a type of personal injury case in which an individual slips, trips, or falls on someone else’s property and suffers an injury from a hazardous condition. One key factor in the claim is that the dangerous condition on the property in question should have been attended to by the property owner or manager. By nature, slip and falls are complicated cases with several elements that have to be proven with supporting evidence. For this reason among others, consulting a personal injury attorney is critical in providing you have the best chance at receiving compensation for your injuries.
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Attorney Involvement In Slip and Fall Cases
Below are some additional reasons to consider involving a lawyer in your slip and fall accident claim.
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An experienced lawyer can spearhead a tedious process, whether it is gathering witness testimonials or collecting police reports. They are also able to help secure more difficult evidence such as surveillance footage or expert witnesses, like doctors or other medical professionals who will substantiate the extent of your injuries.
One of the first steps in a slip and fall case is grabbing the attention of the property owner and their insurance company. It is not uncommon for insurers to deny liability in these types of cases and simply write-off an unrepresented person. When a defendant and their insurance company is contacted by an experienced slip and fall accident attorney, they will respond. A slip and fall personal injury case cannot be settled without having a line of communication with the insurer, which is much easier to establish when you are represented by an attorney.
To prepare your case for a settlement or to go to trial, you have to prove liability on the part of the property owner or manager. Proving liability means showing some sort of negligence present and that the negligence caused your slip and fall injuries. In slip and fall cases, proving liability can be a complicated endeavor, but a personal injury attorney provides an advantage because of their experience and resources, such as expert witnesses and investigators.
The second aspect in a slip and fall claim is showing evidence that injuries and other damages were caused from the accident. This step requires proper documentation to support those claims, which include medical records, hospital bills, and pay records. Your personal injury attorney will advise you on the necessary documentation for proving damages and will help you obtain it. Additionally, if your injuries are ongoing or permanent, you can request compensation for the future loss of earnings, additional medical expenses, and loss of earning potential. A personal injury attorney will assist you in determining the compensation to request. When you have legal representation, you will have increased success in achieving the best possible outcome and compensation for your case.
Find the Right Slip & Fall Attorney
While most personal injury cases are settled and never see the inside of a courtroom, it is important that you find a personal injury attorney who is prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. The personal injury lawsuit process can be complex, because proving a case may require expert testimony, extensive legal experience, and considerable medical knowledge to achieve the best outcome for your case. Do not start at a disadvantage by trying to handle the process yourself. Find the right attorney to advocate for you and your family.
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If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, the team at Spear Greenfield can guide you through the legal process and assist you with your case. With our experience, work ethic, customer focus, and successful track record, our legal team will earn you justice and the maximum compensation! We are in it to win it and will not sell you short.
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