A slip, trip or fall accident can have life-altering consequences. If the injury caused by somebody else’s carelessness or negligence, then the victim may be entitled to seek compensation from the responsible party.
Slip and Fall Accident
Have you been involved in slip, trip or fall accident? Follow the items below to ensure that you have the best chance of recovery and successful claim:
Seek immediate medical attention
Either call paramedics from the scene of the accident or visit the hospital as soon as possible. The longer you wait before seeking medical support; the less seriously your insurance company will take your claim.
Visiting the hospital will help to create medical records and used as evidence in your injury claim.
File an Incident Report
If your slip, trip or fall occurred at your workplace or any other business establishment, make sure that you file an incident report as soon as possible after the accident. Companies are required to submit reports to their insurance about any accidents which happen on premises. The report must include details about the time and circumstances of the incident.
Begin to gather evidence
Collect and catalog evidence from the scene and record all items. Take pictures, including photos of what you think was responsible for your accident.
Take notes of anything else which you think is relevant to the incident, including lighting conditions and weather conditions which may have made the fall more likely to occur. If there are any witnesses or others who might have seen the incident, gather their information including their name, address and phone numbers.
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Drake Law Firm will send a Letter of Preservation to the responsible party. This letter (otherwise known as a spoliation letter) will seek to ensure that the party does not willfully destroy any evidence relating to the incident. Failure to abide by the terms of this letter can result in a penalty for the defendant and may be considered as an admission of fault.
Avoid Questioning by Insurance Adjustors
Unless you have legal representation, you must avoid making a statement directly to the liable party’s insurance adjuster. They will use anything that you say as a way to reduce or eliminate the need to settlement or compensation award for your injuries.
Seek Legal Advice
To give yourself the best possible chance of recovery, you need to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney.
Benjamin Drake offers a free consultation so that accident victims can get legal advice directly without having to worry about costs.
The Drake Law Firm aggressively represents victims of personal injury and has recovered millions for clients in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange county, Bay Area and San Joaquin County.
Click to call 844 51-DRAKE my office today to schedule your free consultation to get answers to all of your questions so you can make an informed decision on how to proceed with your claim.
An aggressive and experienced personal injury law firm will help you to secure a higher slip and fall settlement amounts with pain & suffering compensation.