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Falls are some of the most potentially dangerous incidents that can happen to you. Despite many children and young people being able to fall over while playing sports or tripping while running, they are usually able to bounce right back up and continue on. It becomes more dangerous when you are not expecting the possibility of a fall, such as in a store or in your home. It also becomes more dangerous the older you get, as statistics have shown that elderly individuals suffer more falls and injuries from falls than any other group of people. Our slip and fall accident lawyers are standing by, ready to take your call. Contact us now.
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We recommend the following procedure to get evidence for your claim:
First and foremost, get medical attention from paramedics or by going to the hospital. You should verify your injuries to ensure that you do not have any additional or hidden damages, as some injuries may not show up immediately or may take a long time to present. Some victims do not complain of any injuries the day of the fall, but will go to the emergency room later with complaints of intense pain. This is due to the adrenaline dump that happens after you have calmed down from the high-stress event.
The visit to the doctor can be emotional and nerve-wracking. You should make sure to hold on to the medical notes, hospital receipts, X-rays, and anything else that can be used to show that you were seen by a healthcare professional and that you received treatment.
You will need to show the extent of your damages, so you should take pictures and videos of your injuries. You can pair these pictures with photos of the scene of the incident, such as the wet floor or broken item that caused you to fall.
If the fall happened at a place of business, you can file an incident report with the manager to alert corporate to the issue. This will prevent the business from saying you were not present in the store at the time of the alleged incident.
To further protect your case, you should acquire surveillance footage or security videos showing what happened in the incident. It can be very difficult to acquire such footage from the business if they know it will be used against them.
You should interview nearby eyewitnesses to get their statements about the event. These bystanders can provide additional perspectives and background for your case if you wish. They can describe the slip and fall and tell you if there has been a history of falls at that location.
You can request the insurance information and contact details from the party. You may need to speak with a homeowner's insurance agent or you could simply reach out to a large company like Geico if they represent the place at which you slipped and fell.
In the event that you slipped and fell while you were working, you could go through necessary channels to pursue worker's compensation. This includes going to your employer for approval of medical treatment, seeing a company-appointed doctor to determine your maximum medical improvement, applying for disability pay, and more.
Value Of A Slip And Fall Lawsuit
Many individuals elect not to pursue personal injury claims after slip and fall incidents because they are unsure of how much money they can win and if it will be too costly if they lose. This is a fair fear; victims often do not have any legal experience and filing a civil claim can be confusing. Some individuals may ask for more compensation than they can realistically receive, while others may not pursue nearly enough damages.
The value of your claim will be dependent on a few factors. For one, the injuries you suffered will primarily be used to come up with a number. If your injuries were severe, long-lasting, and extensive, your case value would likely be fairly high compared to if you only suffered a sprain and some bruising. Further, the impact that your injuries had on your career and life will also be judged.
In addition, the insurance agent will look at your job type and your age, though not as importantly as the damages you suffered. He will, however, place a certain amount of emphasis on the level of negligence you displayed in the incident. It is rare for a slip and fall case to have strict liability for the defendant; if you could have avoided the incident in some way, or if you contributed to the hazard or accident, you may be held partially responsible. This partial responsibility could negatively impact the value of your case and you would receive a reduced settlement.
In California, the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit against a responsible party for damages suffered in a slip and fall lawsuit is 2 years from the date of the injury. If you do not file a claim within this 2-year limit, you will not be able to pursue compensation in the future and your claim will be tossed out or prevented from advancing.
This is an important number to remember, as many individuals may report pain from the beginning of the incident but not receive a diagnosis until a year later. Their statute of limitations would already be halfway over by the time they are told what the issue is.
The Ultimate Guide of lip Trip & Fall injuriesIn some cases, though, the statute of limitations can be extended. This is possible when you are underage at the time of the incident, which would allow the statute to be extended and begin on your 18th birthday; when you are physically or mentally incapacitated after the incident, which would postpone the statute until you return to functioning health; or if the defendant leaves the state, which would prolong the statute until he returns.
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