Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents – whether it happens on a stairway, sidewalk or some other location – can result in major injuries or even fatalities. If you have been injured in such an accident, you should file a claim for compensation to help reimburse you for medical bills, lost wages and other losses. Filing a premises liability lawsuit or a slip and fall lawsuit can be a complex and intimidating process. You need an experienced New York City slip and fall attorney on your side, who will fight for your rights and help ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries, damages and losses.
Mistakes to Avoid
Here are some of the costly mistakes that may hurt your slip-and-fall or trip and fall case:
Not filing a personal injury claim. If you were injured in a fall-related accident – be it in an apartment complex, shopping center, business, office building, hospital or some other property – it is important that you file an accident report as soon as possible. This is an important step that shouldn’t be missed because it documents the fact that you were involved in an accident and that an injury occurred. An accident report also helps document the time, data and place when the incident occurred.
Not preserving evidence. Collecting evidence from the scene is important when it comes to proving your case. Examples of evidence include photos from the scene, eyewitness contacts and testimony, videos from the scene, surveillance footage of the area, etc. It is also crucial that you preserve other forms of evidence such as medical records, pay stubs, receipts, etc.
Providing a recorded statement. This is something that you want to avoid. Do not be pressured by insurance companies or other parties who may try to get a statement out of you for their own benefit or so they can use your own statements against you. Don’t talk to any of these parties unless you have your attorney by your side.
Signing documents or accepting settlements. It is also important that you discuss any documents or agreements with your injury lawyer before signing them. Such documents in a personal injury case may include a medical release or a document that settles your claim. Sometimes, you may also be signing away your right to pursue a claim for compensation. You can avoid these types of serious mistakes by conferring with your attorney.
Posting on social media. It is crucial that you do not discuss your slip and fall accident or injuries for any reason on social media.
Not hiring a personal injury lawyer. Sometimes, accident victims believe they can settle their claims on their own. Others wait for too long to hire an attorney. Retaining the services of an experienced New York slip and fall lawyer soon after the incident can help your lawyer build your case before evidence is lost or destroyed. This helps maximize your chances of receiving a fair settlement.
Contacting an Experienced Lawyer
If you were involved in a slip-and-fall or a trip-and-fall accident as a result of someone else’s negligence (carelessness), please remember that you have rights. Some of the damages that victims of such accidents can claim include, but are not limited to, medical expenses, loss of wages and benefits, cost of hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy, past and future pain and suffering, permanent injury, etc.
The experienced New York personal injury attorneys with the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options and also fight hard to recover just compensation for you. For over 48 years, our skilled attorneys have established a proven track record of helping injured victims.
Our law firm recovered $1,700,000 for a woman who slipped and fell and received no hospital or medical treatment for one month after the accident. Our law firm also recently recovered $5,600,000 for a bicyclist who was hit by a van, and $2,550,000 for another victim of a truck accident, and $3,000,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by a car, and the full $1,000,000 insurance policy for a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, and $4,625,000 for a driver who was in a car and was hit by a van, and $2,500,000 for a man who fell through an improperly secured hole. Also, one of our clients obtained a verdict for $43,940,000 and another of our clients got a verdict for $23,500,000, both in medical malpractice cases.
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