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How Would You Proceed To Claim In Slip And Fall Cases

When you think of a “slip or fall” accident, you often think of someone falling on ice or slippery ground, but the term actually encompasses a whole category of accidents. For example, something might fall on you (like ice falling from a roof) or you might have fallen because there was not enough light in a room or hallway.

The most important factor in this type of insurance claim is that someone has to be at fault for you to be able to make a claim. The injury must have been caused because someone did not take appropriate action to avoid a dangerous situation. A slip and fall lawyer will be able to help you determine if someone is at fault. If you are unsure about your situation, contact a slip and fall lawyer from a reputed law firm for a consultation. Here are some of the key steps in a slip or fall claim.

Documentation

This type of accident varies a lot from case to case. The most important factor for a successful claim is documenting where and how the accident happened. Fortunately, this is easier than ever now that most of us always have camera handy thanks to smartphones. If you can, take pictures of:

What Caused Your Fall: a puddle, an object sticking out of the ground, etc.? Take the photo close enough to see all the details.

Close-Up, To Provide A Full Perspective: show where the accident happened. Was it in a hallway? A narrow staircase? In the middle of a parking lot? Let the attorneys understand the case.

See A Doctor

If you need emergency care, go to the hospital. Otherwise, it is better to go see your family doctor. Explain all of your injuries to him. If your doctor is taking you off work or prescribing treatment or medication for you, it is for your health, so be sure to follow the advice he gives you.

Keep your medical receipts!  Depending on the insurance claims available to you, you may be reimbursed for expenses you incur as a result of your injuries, such as snow clearing or housekeeping services. Make sure you keep all of your receipts to reflect what you paid out of pocket. The attorney may ask for these.

Apply For Employment Insurance Benefits

Employment Insurance sickness benefits are best available for a maximum of 15 weeks after an accident if, because of the accident, your normal weekly earnings from work have decreased by more than 40% for at least one week. Seek the assistance of expert lawyers from well reputed law firms in this legal case.

Make Insurance Claims

You could potentially initiate claims with multiple insurers, depending on where and how your accident happened. It is possible to make more than one complaint at a time. If you have short or long term disability insurance (often through your employer), you must make claims with them.

If your injury happened several months ago (typically 60 to 120 days) and you have long-term disability insurance, submit a claim. You may be able to sue if the accident happened on someone’s property (such as a home or office).

Contact A Lawyer

The internet is great for snippets of information, but only a lawyer can give you advice about your situation and pinpoint who was responsible for your accident. This is especially important in a slip or fall event, because determining who is at fault is the key to a successful protest. The use of the premises liability attorneys also come up to be quite important.

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