Whether you slipped and fell outside on a sidewalk or parking lot, or inside of a restaurant, grocery store, or other public establishment, your fall could be the result of another person’s negligence.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident that was not your fault, then you may be entitled to compensation, such as, for chronic pain, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, past loss of income, housekeeping expenses, more out of pocket expenses, future loss of income, and for future cost of care and loss of working capacity.
It is important that you gather as much evidence as you can at the scene of the accident. If you were unable to gather evidence at the scene, then write down in as much detail as possible about the accident, such as, a description of the location and the conditions of the area where you fell, the time and day of the accident, whether there was no sign to warn you about the condition of the area where the accident occurred, and any other important detail. Make sure to seek medical attention immediately after you sustained your injury so that you can begin to document evidence of the injuries you experienced from the accident.
At Shield Law, we will help you gather more evidence after the fact, such as security camera footage and your medical records, so that we can begin to build your case and ascertain the value of your claim. Keep in mind that it may take weeks to months before you can fully assess the extent of your injuries from the slip and fall incident, and it may be to your benefit not to settle your claim early on. You should seek legal advice to determine the potential value of your claim.
Contact our office today to find out if you have a valid claim.