Every day, thousands of people slip and fall in stores, public buildings, hospitals, and other commercial businesses. Many individuals fail to realize they may be entitled to compensation if they were injured and the slip and fall was the result of another party’s negligence or recklessness. By hiring an experienced slip and fall lawyer, injured accident victims can obtain the compensation they deserve.
Most commercial businesses have insurance to cover accidents that happen in their stores. Insurance companies are often quick to offer a settlement to injured individuals. Unfortunately, the amount of money initially offered by the insurance company is rarely enough to help injury victims pay for their long-term medical expenses. Attempting to negotiate better settlement terms without the assistance of an experienced slip and fall lawyer working on the behalf of the injured person can result in less favorable results including a smaller amount of compensation. The insurance companies will have experienced lawyers working on their side and so should the injured person.
To be successful in a slip and fall lawsuit, injured individuals will have to prove that negligence on the part of the owner of the premises caused their injuries. Specific legal standards must be met before a court will hold someone liable for the injured person’s accident. Evidence must be gathered to prove the business owner or property manager was negligent in their duties. This can be difficult to accomplish without a lawyer.
Proving liability may require proof the responsible party knew about potentially dangerous conditions, failed to regularly inspect their property, failed to properly maintain the premises, or otherwise failed to act reasonably to keep the premises safe. It can be more difficult to prove who is at fault in slip and fall cases. Without the assistance of an experienced slip and fall lawyer, businesses can escape liability when the facts are unclear.
Injured individuals may be hesitant to file a lawsuit based on a false belief their injuries are only minor in nature. In some cases, it may take several weeks before the true extent of injuries becomes apparent. Taking a quick insurance settlement offer without understanding the potential for future medical expenses could result in thousands of dollars in unpaid medical costs.
Slip and fall injuries can include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, concussions, internal bleeding, paralysis and other back injuries. These injuries could result in years of medical treatment including physical therapy, occupational therapy, other rehabilitation services, and prescription drugs. Experienced slip and fall lawyers can help injured individuals obtain an accurate evaluation of the extent of their injuries to ensure any insurance company settlement covers future as well as present costs.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Williams Cedar, our experienced Cherry Hill slip and fall lawyers understand the emotional and financial stress caused when individuals suffer unexpected injuries. Our compassionate attorneys are dedicated to getting you the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. With offices conveniently located in Philadelphia and Haddonfield, New Jersey, we proudly serve injured individuals throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey. To schedule a free confidential consultation with an experienced Cherry Hill slip and fall lawyer today, call us at 215-557-0099 or 856-470-9777 or contact us online.