Were you seriously injured from a slip and fall? Check out these 3 slip and fall tips for guidance, then give our Georgia attorneys a call.
1. Common Mistakes After a Slip and Fall Injury
Mistakes often happen in the beginning of a slip and fall case. When you first fall, whether at a retailer or a fast food restaurant, you may not realize in the moment that you’re going to be involved in a personal injury case. These are mistakes that you can and should avoid, however, to protect your case. The primary mistake that clients make is not making a report. They slip and fall, they get hurt, they’re embarrassed… and they don’t bother to go speak with anybody in charge. If you’ve fallen within the last 48 hours and you’re looking at our website, go back to that store and make a report.
The second mistake people make is they don’t preserve evidence. A lawyer can help you with that. We can send out a letter and ask for the preservation of surveillance video, for example. Videos can get erased, so you want to make sure that the owner preserves the video.
A third mistake people often make is not taking any photos to document the scene. Capturing photographic evidence of what caused your slip and fall is essential to your case. Three years from now when you’re in front of a jury, you want to have that photo to describe what caused your injury.
2. Hiring a Slip and Fall Attorney
When you hire an attorney in Georgia to represent you for a slip and fall related personal injury matter, don’t just hire anyone. Not every attorney knows what they’re doing. Slip and fall cases are some of the tougher cases in Georgia to recover. If you get rear-ended by somebody on the freeway, they get a ticket and liability is pretty clear. Liability in a slip and fall case can be less clear.
In a slip and fall case, you have to prove a number of different issues. For example, you need to demonstrate that they knew or should have known of the substance – the liquid, the curled up mat, the broken tile – whatever it was that caused you to slip and fall or trip and fall. This can be difficult, and you need to hire an attorney who knows how to do that. At our firm, we know what we’re doing when it comes to slip and fall cases, and we bust our tails for you.
3. Slip and Fall Case Timeline
If you want to know how long it’s going to take you to resolve your slip and fall claim in Georgia, the best answer is that the longer it takes, the more your case is worth, as a general rule. When you have a slip and fall case, oftentimes insurance companies will not offer you even close to what is the fair value of the case. When you hire an attorney, he or she can file a lawsuit, get in there, get the evidence, and force them to do the right thing, even if it takes time. Your case is going to increase in value with every deposition we take, with every medical treatment you get, with every witness we talk to.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to a slip and fall in Georgia and have questions about these 3 slip and fall tips?
Contact the experienced Georgia slip and fall lawyers at Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC, today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Let our experience and dedication work for you.
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