Many people think that if they slip and fall, or trip over something that is is their own fault, and is not the kind of injury that you can seek compensation for. If you have slipped and fallen or tripped as a result of the negligence of others, or lack of upkeep of a walkway, then a slip and fall lawyer can help you seek compensation for your injuries. If there is debris or liquid on the ground that caused you to slip and injure yourself, you may also be able to seek compensation for your injury.
The very first thing to do if you are injured by slipping and falling is to contact THE VEGAS LAWYERS to make sure we can coach you through the incident, in order to make sure that you gather all evidence. If we are not able to be reached, the first thing you should do is contact the owner of the property or property manager to report that you slipped and fell. Even before they arrive, you should take as many pictures and video with your phone of the scene as possible, including your injuries. Gather witness names and phone numbers either on your phone or by taking video of them stating their name and phone number so that you can get in touch with them to testify as to what they witnessed. Contact the police and tell the property owner that they are on their way. All reports that are generated by the police and property owners must have you included on them, and you should know where they are being kept. Record all parties letting you know where these documents will be. Keep any damaged property like cracked cell phones as evidence. Seek medical attention immediately.
Even if you do not think you are hurt badly, seek immediate medical treatment. A doctor will be able to examine you thoroughly to see if you may have hidden injuries. Many times people will report at accident scenes that they are not injured, only to find out days or weeks later that they are feeling pain from the accident. Adrenaline will be high after an accident, which can make it feel like you are not injured even though you are. A doctor will be able to work out a treatment schedule and prescribe care better than you can. Do not sign any releases from insurance companies or make any recorded statements to the property owner or their insurance company. If they offer you a cash settlement, do not accept it. Contact us before you accept anything, sign anything or make any statements. If they offer to settle immediately, it is because they know you could get more if you contacted an injury attorney.
Never be embarrassed to contact an injury attorney after a slip and fall, or any injury. We are here to help you determine what liabilities might exist, and help you gather evidence. A competent injury attorney is going to provide you with the advice you need to get fully compensated after your injury. If you think that contacting an injury attorney is going to cost too much, understand that ur consultations with you are free, and we are not going to charge you a dime unless we win. In most cases, the amount that you receive in an injury case after the attorney fees is far more than what you would have received if you had accepted their settlement. There is no risk to contacting us, and we will be happy to discuss your case with you in person.
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