Slip and fall accidents often result in serious injuries and hefty medical bills. If you were hurt in a fall on someone else’s property caused by a hazardous condition, you may be entitled to justice and compensation for your suffering. However, you will need to avoid some common mistakes.
1. Failing to Notify the Property Owner
Falls on retail property should be reported to the manager or an employee immediately. You must find someone in the store and tell them what happened. That way, they can create an incident report. The report will likely be used as legal evidence. Get a copy of it if you can.
2. Neglecting to Recieve Medical Treatment
There are many reasons to put off medical care after a slip and fall. For example, you may feel embarrassed about the incident. Similarly, you may not think that your injuries are that serious.
There is one reason to seek medical attention as soon as possible. If it turns out that you do have an injury, perhaps one that was masked by adrenaline, delaying care can be used against you. The property owner and the insurance company may try to argue that you got hurt later.
3. Trying to Handle Your Claim Without a Lawyer
Your future may be riding on the outcome of your slip and fall claim. These accidents can result in financial hardship, lost income, ongoing medical needs, and other difficulties that may follow you for years to come. With so much on the line, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Christopher W. Jeffress used to work for insurance companies and now stands up to them.
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Jeffress Law is committed to obtaining compensation for the injured members of our community. Our attorneys have the skill and experience needed to handle your slip and fall accident claim.
Call 303-993-8685 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We proudly serve Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.