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Slip and fall victims often feel confused and overwhelmed long after the incident.

By Isabella Thomas

Suffering a traumatic fall can lead to serious injuries, stress, and loss of work. Slip and fall victims often feel confused and overwhelmed long after the incident. In many instances, the property owners were negligent because of a failure to repair a known condition. Victims need to be aware of their legal rights. Discover how to combat a traumatic slip and fall case by first hiring a good attorney.


Always Seek Immediate Medical Attention

Often victims feel jarred and pressured in certain situations to try to get up after a fall. Always seek immediate medical attention after slipping and falling, as it may take some to feel certain injuries. While getting initial medical care, also reach out to an attorney or visit a website such as hirejared.com to get more information.

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Liability in Slip and Fall Cases

A property owner must be liable for the slip and fall to prove negligence. For example, negligence may exist if the property owner knew about a pothole or other dangerous condition and failed to make necessary repairs. Proving negligence is a crucial element of a successful slip and fall case. If the property owner had a remedy but did not exercise it, they could be liable for costs. An attorney finds out facts and applies the law for the best possible results. Insurance representatives and property owners are watching out for their own interests and not those of the victim. When you hire an attorney, someone is on your side.

An injured person with a plastered leg When you suffer as a result of a slip and fall, many daily activities can be interrupted. Unsplash

Proving You Are Not at Fault

When you slip and fall, a property owner may claim it was completely or partially the victim's fault. An attorney researches to determine the cause of the slip and fall and what other conditions existed at the time. From the type of shoes to the weather, various factors are considered to make a final decision in slip and fall cases. Attorneys can help victims prove they were not at fault if the case results from the property owner's proven negligence. Choose an attorney who makes you feel comfortable discussing the case and confident about the results.

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Ways Victims Be Injured By a Slip and Fall

When you suffer as a result of a slip and fall, many daily activities can be interrupted. From driving and getting to work to sharing time with your spouse, it might be impossible to enjoy life as you used to before the occurrence. Furthermore, loss of pay and other costs may build up, leaving victims feeling despondent about the near future. In addition, many victims experience emotional distress after a slip and fall incident, especially with serious injuries that prohibit usual activities. An attorney helps you get justice and compensation based on your injuries and the property owner's negligence so you can move forward with life.

Nobody expects to experience a traumatic slip and fall, but that type of accident happens every day. When property owners are negligent, they should be held responsible for their actions. Victims deserve to get justice and are ensured of having their rights represented when they hire an attorney. Before pursuing any claim or speaking to insurance representatives, contact an attorney for a consultation. It makes a difference to have someone fighting for your rights after suffering a traumatic injury to get the best possible outcome for your case.


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