Most people fail to realize slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of worker’s compensation claims. The injuries sustained from this type of accident can be quite significant. Whether falling from an elevated or flat surface, a person can injure themselves badly. In most cases, slip and fall lawsuits are settled out of court. This is usually because the business being sued will want to keep this type of negative publicity under wraps. There are a number of things you and your lawyer will have to do in order to make the settlement process successful. Below are some of the things your lawyer will focus on when trying to get you the compensation you are owed for your slip and fall related injuries.
The Injuries You Have Need To Be Linked Directly to the Slip and Fall Incident
While providing medical bills to show you have sustained injuries from an accident is easy, linking the injuries directly to the accident can be a bit tricky. The best way to do this is by getting statements from the medical professionals treating you. They will be able to attest to the injuries you have sustained and can give their professional opinion regarding how these injuries came about. Generally, your lawyer will be able to get these statements and present them as evidence in your lawsuit.
Proving the Property Owner Was Negligent
Proving the owner of the property where your slip and fall accident occurred was negligent is also important. There are a number of ways this can be proven like:
- Security Camera Footage- In some cases, a lawyer will obtain security footage in order to show there were dangerous conditions at the building in question. Usually, this footage will be prior to the accident to show the judge the business owner did nothing to fix the problems that are evident on the tape.
- Getting Formal Statements- Another common tactic used when trying to prove a business owner’s negligence caused an accident is getting formal statements from employees and other vendors. Having these sworn statements is a great way to show many other people knew about the dangers in the building in question.
- Accident Reports- Usually, when a slip and fall accident occurs, an accident report will be filled out. This report will detail what happened and who was at fault for the accident in question. Your lawyer can use this report to show the gross negligence of the company in question.
Having legal help during a case like this is essential. A lawyer will be able to help build your case and will be able to put a monetary value on the injuries you have sustained.
Don’t Suffer in Silence
Rather than suffering in silence following a slip and fall accident, you need to contact the team at Scott J. Sternberg & Associates P.A. for help. You can call us at (561) 687-5660 to schedule your free consultation. During your consultation, you will be able to find out how our legal team can help you get compensated for the injuries you have sustained.