One common type of case handled by personal injury lawyers are slip and fall cases. These cases are where you are injured due to the negligence of another party. Few people fully understand their legal rights, and often overlook filing a claim to get reimbursed for medical bills incurred as a result of the accident. Instead, they use their own health insurance, money out of their own pocket, and any money the other party’s insurance is willing to pay.
You should not have to pay out-of-pocket expenses, or use your own insurance, in situations where you have an actual slip-and-fall claim. The other party’s insurance company needs to be held fully accountable for covering any and all related medical expenses. In addition, any wages you lost because you were unable to work, such as if you had to have surgery, or broke a limb, could qualify you for further monetary damages.
Because the nature of slip and fall cases can be complicated, you will want to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our personal injury lawyers. Your attorney meets with you to discuss the details of your accident. From there, he obtains additional information, such as medical reports, police reports, accident and injury reports filed by the other party, and other such details, to determine if there was negligence present. As long as the other party is at least partially at fault, in most cases you do have a legal right to file a claim.