Slip and fall accidents happen every day. Victims get injured at home, work, restaurants, or even grocery stores. Unfortunately, many victims fail to report these cases because they do not know their rights or understand the severity of their injuries.
Victims should know that slip and fall accidents have the potential to cause severe injuries and even long-term effects on your health. In addition to bruises, scratches, wounds, and contusions, you can also suffer from more severe injuries like spinal damage, bone fractures, and brain injuries.
Medical evaluation is necessary to determine the full scope of your injuries. However, examinations and treatments are expensive. Often victims make the mistake of rushing to negotiate without a personal injury lawyer and fail to get the maximum compensation.
Know Your Rights After Slip and Fall Accidents
As a victim, you have rights after a slip and fall accident. Slip and fall attorneys are experts who have the skill and experience dealing with these types of personal injury claims.
In California, the damages you can claim from the party at fault include but are not limited to property damage relating to the accident, actual medical costs for your examinations, evaluations, and treatments, future medical care, lost earnings, and lost revenue. Additionally, you can even claim damages for pain and suffering which includes emotional distress and psychological trauma.
Proof Required to Pursue Your Personal Injury Claims
Slip and fall accidents are often difficult to prove. In most cases, there are no witnesses who can testify confirming whether the accident actually happened.
Make sure you gather evidence as soon as the accident happen since it can easily be destroyed. For example, a wet floor can easily be wiped and dried to eliminate any traces of evidence against the negligent party.
Make sure you gather evidence to support your claim so it can be used as proof in your case. Take multiple pictures of the area where the slip and fall accident occurred. In addition to taking photos, make sure you collect insurance and contact information of the property owner or person in charge of the premises. Collect information from any witnesses that are around. If possible, request copies of CCTV footage in the area and a copy of the incident report to establish the fact that a slip and fall accident actually occurred. Finally, do not hesitate to call the paramedic to get medical care if necessary.
Hire a Top Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were injured on someone’s property, you have the right to claim damages against the party at fault. Don’t make the mistake of trying to negotiate these claims without a personal injury attorney. Property owners and insurance adjusters are skilled at minimizing or denying claims.
Contact our expert personal injury attorneys who have over two decades of experience winning cases throughout Los Angeles. If you are serious about getting the maximum compensation you deserve, contact us today to learn more about our services. We offer a No Win No Fee Policy and you don’t owe us anything if we don’t win your case.