What should I do if I am hurt from a slip or fall?
If you have been injured in a slip or fall accident on someone else property you may want to consult a lawyer.
Top slip and fall legal claim questions we can help with:
- What should I do after a serious injury slip and fall?
- What Should I Do If I Am Injured in a Hotel, restaurant, or other public or business place Slip and Fall?
How do I file a slip and fall claim?
Start a slip and fall claim with an attorney. Report the accident to the owner on the property. Get the names of any witnesses you may have encountered. Get photos of the situation that caused the fall. Get medical treatment if you need it. Make sure you explain clearly how you got hurt to your health care provider. Fill out an accident report clearly and make sure you speak with your attorney before agreeing to a recorded conversation with insurance providers.
Can I sue if I slip and fall?
In a slip and fall personal injury lawsuit, you need to show that the property owner or tenant was negligent, meaning some action they took or failed to take caused the fall.
How much can I sue for pain and suffering?
There is no one right answer. When valuing a client’s pain and suffering, a lawyer will typically sue for three to five times the amount of the out-of-pocket damages but every case is unique.
Can you sue for emotional pain and suffering?
The short answer is, yes, you can sue for emotional pain and suffering. Emotional distress is considered when a person suffers significant physical or mental harm. The actions leading to the harm can be accidental or intentional.
What should I do after a slip and fall accident?
Seek medical attention immediately and be clear with your medical professional where and how you became injured. Not only is medical attention critical for your safety, but it’s also important to document your injuries and get the treatment that you need.
Frequently Asked Questions About Slip and Falls
If you slip and fall at a public event seek medical treatment first if you are hurt. After that take photos or have someone else go take photos of the area or substance that caused the fall. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to determine the proper defendant and insurance company to contact …
If you slip and fall at a nursing home make sure to get the medical treatment you need. Get pictures of the area that caused the fall if possible. Contact a lawyer ASAP and do not speak to an insurance company or investigator before consulting with the lawyer. The other side will try to get …
If you slip and fall as a result of something on the floor you can pursue the property owner for failing to keep the property safe. Take a photo of what caused the fall. Get the medical treatment that you need. Contact a lawyer ASAP before the insurance company or representative contact you for a …
If you slip and fall because of a pothole get medical treatment if you are hurt. Take a photograph of the area where you fell and bring it to a slip and fall lawyer. Do not speak to any insurance companies before consulting with a lawyer. Cases like these are specialized and special notice must …
Slip and fall injuries include broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries, elbow/wrist injuries, ankle/knee injuries, lacerations and all other sorts of injuries. These are all compensable if you are injured as a result of negligence on behalf of a property owner.
If you would not have fallen had it not been for a foreign substance or something that shouldn’t have been there you are not at fault. If you fell just because you fell then you are probably at fault. People walk around their entire lives and don’t fall down. Foreign substances and dangerous conditions cause …