Accidents can happen anywhere or anytime. Sometimes you may get injured in a slip and fall accident in a store, sidewalk, or a building. Most of the time, slip and fall accidents occur because of the negligence of the owners of the business. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident in some other’s property, you are eligible to file an injury claim against the owner of the property.
However, people usually make some mistakes in the slip and fall injury claims that negatively affect compensation. The insurance agency will easily find these mistakes and they can significantly reduce the compensation you deserve.
Some of the common mistakes that you can avoid to maximize your slip and injury claim are discussed below.
Delaying Medical Attention
If you are involved in a slip and fall accident, you should not wait to get medical attention. Many people may not seek immediate medical attention if they feel that they are not injured from the slip and fall. Seeking immediate medical attention is very important for your slip and fall claim because it will ensure that your injuries are in official records and it can serve as evidence in your slip and fall injury lawsuit. Also, delaying medical attention will allow the insurance agency to argue that you were not injured in the slip and fall accident and it will reduce your claim.
Failing To Collect Evidence
Evidence is very important in winning your slip and fall injury lawsuit and ensuring maximum compensation. Make sure that you are not injured from the slip and fall. If you are injured, do not fail to take photos of your injuries and the scene of the accident. If the floor is wet, there should be a caution sign. Take a photo of the surroundings to show that there were no signs warning about the wet floor. Talk with the witnesses and record their statements. Also, collect the contact information of the building owner and manager.
Not Hiring A Slip And Fall Accident Attorney
Many victims try to settle their slip and fall injury claims on their own and many others wait too long to hire a slip and fall accident attorney. In both situations, the chances of ensuring good compensation are very less. If you do not hire a slip and fall accident attorney, the insurance company will try to settle you with low compensation. A slip and fall attorney will negotiate with the insurance providers and ensure that you get the full claim amount that you deserve.