Slip and fall cases are commonly filed with the courts and are often filed under the premises liability clauses of both homeowners and business owners. When you slip and fall or trip on something on someone else's property, you can sue them for the damages if you can prove they should have been able to prevent your fall within reason. The insurance a person or company pays for their property covers most slip and fall cases under the premises liability clause, so you can hire a personal injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you need for your injury.
If you're lucky, you won't have any problem getting your medical bills and other related costs covered for your slip and fall injury. Your health insurance company can go after the owner of the property you slipped and fell in and help get a claim filed so you don't have the out-of-pocket costs for your injury. However, not all cases are this cut and dry, which is why you have a personal injury lawyer available to assist you. Here are some reasons why you should hire a personal injury lawyer to assist you in your claim.
Your claim can take a long time to settle
You don't want to wait a long time to settle your case, so you should hire a personal injury lawyer right away to help you file a claim, keep track of your present and future expenses related to the fall, and to gather the evidence needed to prove you were not at fault for your accident and another party was. The more you allow a personal injury attorney to help you, the sooner your case can settle and have the financial settlement be fair to you.
Hiring legal representation can speed things along and make your case end much more quickly. This can especially be the case if the other party in your slip and fall case has not hired legal representation of their own.
Your claim can take a while to prove
Even with the premises liability clause available with most property ownership, proving your claim that you are innocent in your fall and another party is guilty can be hard. You will have to prove the other party either caused your accident, neglected to prevent your accident, or failed to protect you and others in some way in order to win your case. For this, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer by your side. You'll get a quote for services at your initial consultation, should you choose to hire representation at that time.
For more information, contact a law firm like Carter & Fulton, P.S.
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