Next to auto accidents, slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of personal injury in the U.S. Nevertheless, many slip and fall victims damage their case by doing one or more of the following things:
1. Assuming the accident is their fault
Because slipping and falling can be interpreted as clumsiness, some victims wrongly assume that they fell on their own. When a building manager comes to their aid, they apologize and take responsibility for the fall. If you claim that a slip and fall is your fault, your words could be used against you if you decide to pursue a claim.
2. Waiting to see if they feel better
In order to avoid medical costs, some victims wait to see if they feel better before seeking medical attention – a decision that could cause some injuries to go unnoticed. Because injury cases are based on evidence of injuries, slip and fall victims should go to a hospital immediately after they fall to document any injuries.
3. Minimizing their injuries to a physician
When they minimize their injuries to a physician, slip and fall victims reduce their chance of being sufficiently compensated for injuries, especially those injuries that begin subtly and intensify over time, such as nerve and brain damage.
4. Accepting a quick settlement
Insurance companies offer injury victims lowball settlements to avoid paying the large settlements that Philadelphia personal injury lawyers could otherwise negotiate on victims’ behalf. Although the settlement amount can seem generous initially, it is often insufficient to even cover a victim’s medical expenses.
Have You Been Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, avoid the mistakes above and call a Philadelphia injury lawyer at Console & Associates P.C. as soon as possible. We will seek to negotiate a reasonable settlement, or we will fight for your compensation in court.
The personal injury lawyers at Console & Associates P.C. have helped slip and fall victims recover damages for 25 years. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, call a slip and fall injury attorney at Console & Associates P.C. today.
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