10 Things You Should Know About Slip and Fall Accidents
Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries and deaths in the United States. Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and affect people of all ages. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident on another person’s property, you might be entitled to compensation for your losses.
At Freeburn Law, we represent individuals who have been seriously injured in slip and fall accidents. Our experienced legal team can help you understand your rights and obtain compensation for your damages. If you were injured in a slip and fall, contact our office at (717) 777-7777 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Let us fight for you!
10 things you should know about slip and fall accidents in Pennsylvania:
- It Is Important to Collect Evidence.
Evidence, including photos and videos at the scene, may prove critical to your case. It is important to document the dangerous condition that caused your fall and any resulting injuries. Your case will be stronger if you can provide tangible proof.
- Witness Statements Matter.
Eyewitnesses may be able to provide additional information about how long the hazard was present and whether the property owner had been notified. If you are injured in a slip and fall, you should always get the contact information of any witnesses.
- What You Were Wearing May Be Important.
You should always document what you were wearing when the slip and fall accident occurred. Keep your clothes in the same condition they were in at the time you were injured and take pictures of what you were wearing.
- Seeking Medical Attention Is Critical.
One of the most important things you can do for your case is to seek medical attention immediately. You should never wait to see a doctor in the hopes that your pain will go away.
- You Might Be Entitled Compensation.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. An attorney can help investigate and prove liability. A legally responsible party may be required to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
- You Should Not Make Any Statements.
You should not make any statements to an insurance adjuster without first consulting with an attorney. What you say may be used against you. Insurance companies often try to put the injured party at least partially to blame for the accident.
- You Need to Be Honest About Your Injuries.
Just like you should never try to exaggerate your injuries, you should never try to downplay them either. Minimizing your injuries may directly affect your compensation.
- You Need to Report the Accident.
Failing to report the accident to the property owner may have a negative impact on your case. You should always notify the manager or owner about fall-related injuries.
- Slip and Fall Accidents May Fall Under Workers’ Compensation.
If your slip and fall accident occurred at work, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Most work-related injuries and illnesses are covered by workers’ compensation regardless of fault.
- There Are No Fees to Hire an Attorney.
At Freeburn Law, all initial consultations are free of charge and without obligation to retain our services.
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