If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you are entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault person or property owner. Slip and fall cases are complicated premises liability cases. The Albrecht Law firm will ensure that you know your rights and how to protect them. This blog has highlighted tips to help through your slip and fall claim process.
Tips to prove liability and maximize your compensation in a slip and fall accident claim
- Seek medical help for any injuries
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, your injuries should be evaluated by a licensed and trained physician. Ensure that you receive necessary emergency care and the proper follow-up care. You are only eligible to recover compensation for a slip and fall accident if you seek medical help and see a doctor.
- Report the accident and document the safety hazard
After you receive immediate medical attention, the most important thing to do after the slip and fall accident is to notify the owner of the at-fault owner or business. You can take proactive steps to document the safety hazards. Record witnesses, click pictures, get the witnesses’ contact details, and note precisely what happened.
- The standard for liability
The property or the business owner is not always responsible for slip and fall accidents. As explained, the defendant is only liable for the sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident if the following things are established.
- Unreasonable dangerous safety hazards were present on the premises.
- The defendant was aware or should have known about the danger.
- The safety hazard caused the slip and fall accident.
- The victim was in a situation where they implied or expressed consent.
- Be careful of property owners, businesses, and insurance adjusters.
Most slip and fall accidents vary widely, but they all have something in common. They are the result of insurance or personal injury claims. Most of the slip and fall injuries are handled by large insurance companies. Unfortunately, these companies do not have the best interest of injured victims in mind. They always want to fix the premises liability claims for a minimum–sometimes denying the fault. Working with the defendant and their insurance provider with an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer is best. Your attorney will review your case, gather and organize evidence, note the damages, and handle every correspondence with insurers and defendants.