How Does A Slip And Fall Attorney Help After An Accident?
Nearly one in four people will suffer a fall this year. Many of those falls can cause severe and debilitating injuries, while others may even lead to lasting paralysis. In these cases, a fall can also be financially devastating. Healthcare in America is extremely expensive and when you are injured, you can’t do normal things like go to work to cover your medical bills. The worst part is many of the falls that occur are the result of another person’s negligence. One day you’re minding your own business and the next thing you know, you’ve tripped on uneven concrete and sustained a life-changing traumatic brain injury. In this case, your fall was completely avoidable had the property owner responsibly taken care of their sidewalks.
Why You Need A Slip And Fall Attorney
According to Florida law, property owners are required to do everything they can within reason to provide safe conditions on their property. This is especially relevant to places that have frequent guests like retail stores, businesses, and entertainment complexes. If you trip and fall in these places because they didn’t do their due diligence and as a result created a dangerous situation, legally they have to pay for your resulting injuries. This is where an accident attorney can help. They will help show that the property owner was negligent and that negligence caused your injuries.
What A Slip And Fall Attorney Does
A slip and fall attorney does a lot for fall victims to help ensure they get a fair claim for their injuries. If you work with a slip and fall attorney they will:
● Collect Evidence: They will evaluate the situation and help collect evidence. Attorneys work with private investigators and have the ability to access records that normal people cannot. They will investigate prior incident reports, inspection reports, and review footage and collect witness testimony. They will collect everything you need to prove the property owner was at fault for your injuries.
● Prove Liability: Next they will use this evidence to prove liability. They will prove things like the owner created the conditions or did not correct the conditions that lead to your fall. They will also show that you were legally allowed on the premises and the owner did not exercise reasonable care for your safety.
● Prove Damages: They will then prove your damages. They will do this by collecting a variety of medical records that show causation between the fall and your injuries. They will then collect records that show the extent of your injuries and help calculate costs to cover them. These will include more than just your medical bills, but other costs like lost wages, lost benefits, and the damage to your life.
● Fight For Compensation: Insurance companies do not like to pay fair claims because it cuts into their profits. So they will do everything in their power to undercut the value of your injuries and try to prove that you were negligent for your injuries. This is where a slip and fall attorney offers the most benefit. They will prove the full value of your injuries, prove liability, and fight the insurance companies for a fair settlement to cover all of your expenses.
In Southwest Florida, slip and fall accident victims need protection. Florida law makes slip and falls very complicated and insurance companies will manipulate those laws to get out of paying. At Justice Pays, we know all these tricks and can fight against them to get you a fair settlement after you’ve been the victim of a fall. To learn more about how we will help you get a fair settlement, contact us at one of our many Southwest Florida locations. We’ll review your case for free and help come up with a plan to get you the compensation you are due.