When you are injured in a slip and fall
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, there are several things to keep in mind. Your actions and how you respond can have a significant impact on your case. The first and most important thing to remember is to seek medical attention and evaluation even if you do not believe that you were injured. Second, if it is possible, gather and preserve any and all evidence.
Evidence would be comprised of photographs of your injury and of the area where the fall happened. Try to gather contact information of witnesses, and make sure that you file an incident report. Again, even if you think you were not injured, refrain from making any comments or signing any statements that could indicate that you are not injured. Do not infer that the slip was your fault, or that you were being clumsy, or that you contributed to the accident. Do not accept anything of value from the property owner, sign any release, or sign a settlement agreement without consulting with one of Charlotte’s top personal injury attorneys.
Current laws have established that in order to recover for damages, you must prove that the property owner or someone else was at fault. In other words, your attorney must prove that the liable parties knew about the condition(s) that caused the accident, or they should have known about it, or they could have taken action to correct it. A factor that could affect the outcome is if there was a warning sign in place, and whether you did or did not see it. Your attorney will determine how or where it was placed, and what actions were taken once the warning signs were placed. These are just a couple of many legal questions that an experienced attorney will be able to address during your consultation to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
The most common damages suffered in a slip and fall accident consist of:
- Medical expenses
- Any future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost work opportunities
- Loss of future
- Damage to personal property
- Pain and suffering
Your injury attorney will recognize the crucial elements of your case and help you prove your damages in a trial, in order to get a fair and equitable award.
The right answers from your Charlotte car accident attorney
If you have been in a slip and fall accident, truck crash, motorcycle crash, bicycle accident, or any other type of incident, contact the Olive Law Firm of Charlotte, NC. The he Olive law firm has been helping Carolinians find just compensation for personal injury cases for nearly 60 years. Call their office today to schedule a free consultation for your personal injury case. If you have been injured in an accident, call the Olive Law Firm.