Slip and Fall Accident Tips
When you experience a slip and fall, especially one that results in an injury, regardless of the severity, it may become overwhelming to keep track of everything that you need to do or what your next steps may be. It’s extremely easy to lose track of everything that you need to be doing while you are also dealing with a personal injury.
As attorneys who are very familiar with dealing with injury cases, we know that this time can be chaotic and confusing, and are prepared to help you through this process. There are essential steps that you want to be sure to follow, and things that you should do to increase your chances of getting full and fair compensation for your slip and fall injury.
Get Medical Treatment
If you experience a slip or fall, your first priority should be focusing on healing and tending to your injury so that you can regain your full health. If medical assistance is offered on the scene of the accident, do not turn it down, even if you don’t initially feel unwell. Denying immediate medical aid may end up negatively affecting your case in the long run.
Even after the initial injury and medical examination, it is essential to follow up and pursue full treatments for your injuries. This will not only help you heal completely, it will also provide evidence as to how severe your injuries are, and how much compensation you are due for medical expenses.
While at the scene of the accident, be sure to take plenty of pictures, including ones of the cause of the slip and fall, your injury, and any other pertinent details. In addition to photographic evidence, eyewitness accounts can prove useful to your case. Gather contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident, as well as from the property owner or whoever is responsible.
Assign a Value
For slip and falls as well as other personal injury cases, medical bills and expenses will be the main monetary value in consideration, however, these are not the only damages suffered. Loss of motor abilities or bodily functions, emotional damages, loss of quality of life, and more, can all be factored into the value of your claim.
In addition to medical bills, there may be more costs that come up in regards to your personal injury. It is essential to track these, as well as damages for suffering, in order to receive full compensation for the money your personal injury has caused you.
Keep Medical Records
Holding onto all of your medical records and bills related to your slip and fall accident is essential to potentially getting fair and full compensation for your injury. Hold onto copies of all procedures, appointments, and bills. Do not release any of this information to the other party’s insurance company. This information should be between you, your insurance company, and your attorney only. It may also help to keep a journal of you injuries and their progression as well. In addition, stay under your doctor’s care until they release you.
As you can see, handling a slip and fall accident and injury can be overwhelming, and there are many steps that go into filing a claim. In order to ensure these are done correctly, and increase your chances of getting full and fair compensation, you need a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side. Contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys to handle your case today.
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