Slip and fall accidents are fairly common. The problem is they can be seen as cash grabs instead of legitimate accidents causing some disability. The first step is to know your rights. Know what you’re allowed by law to claim for and who you need to claim it against. Keep excellent records of the incident, including all police reports, correspondence with the insurance companies, as well as proper records of all the witnesses of the incident so you can make sure you have a proper claim.
- If you are injured as a result of a slip and fall, whether it be someone’s private property or that of a business, you may be entitled to compensation
- Even if you don’t feel like you are hurt, it is always a good idea to head to the doctor to be checked out to ensure there is not an underlying injury that could show up days after your accident
- Work with a reliable injury attorney for the best outcome in court. Such documentation may be required when settling your case.
“Fight the urge to tell them you are fine or that you are not hurt. Such phrases can be used against you by the insurance company to downplay your injuries and result in you receiving less compensation.”