After a Slip and Fall Injury
If you need help right away, reach out to Mike and his team. Our slip and fall attorneys are experienced, dedicated, and determined.
It’s important to understand that, in a lawsuit, the other attorney’s job is to protect their client at all costs.
This means blaming you for the accident, arguing the extent of your injuries, and even scouring your social media profile for evidence of exaggeration.
In other words, these folks are not playing around and they have a responsibility to their client to see you paid as little as possible.
On your side is your personal injury attorney whose job it is to maximize the value of your claim.
This includes gathering evidence of both the accident and your injuries.
At Sabbeth Law, we represent injured parties in premises liability lawsuits.
We have found that the best clients take a proactive approach to present their case.
This article lays out how you can help yourself in a lawsuit against a negligent property owner.
Document the Scene of the Accident
Depending on where you are, closed circuit video will record the accident. But not everyone has the luxury of having the accident on video. In certain cases, you, witnesses, and the testimony of the defendant are the only sources of evidence. If you’re in a situation where it’s your word against theirs, then you can have trouble recovering damages for your injuries. So, to the extent that you are able, you want to get pictures, make sure you have witness contact information and have your injuries treated immediately.
Get Treated Immediately
Fairly or unfairly, those who do not get their injuries seen to immediately after an injury occurs can look forward to stiffer resistance from the insurance company. The insurance company will use that information as reason to offer you a lower settlement. In fact, many insurance companies have convoluted software and one of the fields is, you guessed it, how long after the injury did you seek medical treatment. The more time between seeking treatment and the accident, the less you can expect from the insurance company.
Get an Attorney Involved Early
Insurance companies are notorious for playing dirty tricks on claimants. Those without an attorney will likely hear directly from the insurance company. The insurance company will act as if they are operating on the injured party’s behalf. They aren’t. They are acting in the interests of their policyholder and themselves.
In cases where there is a lot of money at stake, you can expect the insurance company to hire a private investigator. You should act as if someone is watching the whole time. Not only can an attorney advise you during the period, but we can also act as an intermediary between yourself and the insurance company. That means they are only legally allowed to deal with us as opposed to contact you.
Sabbeth Law Helps Injured Parties Recover Damages in Vermont
After a slip and fall accident injury, your best bet is to talk to an attorney as soon as you are able. We will preserve the integrity of your case and maximize the amount of damages you can recover. Give us a call or talk to us online to set up a free consultation.