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Where Slip and Fall Accidents Can Happen the Most

Personal Injury Lawyer A slip and fall incident can arise anytime, and anywhere — whether you are at work, a friend’s place, a retail store or library. Tripping, slipping and taking a tumble can cause agonizing and expensive injuries. Those who are susceptible to the very worst injuries include children and seniors. In the United States, it is estimated that about 15% of deaths by accident are related to slip and falls. A lawyer understands just how much devastation and financial ruin a person who had taken such a fall may endure afterwards. We are here to tell you that you are not alone, and that we can help you fight for the restitution you deserve. If another person or party was responsible for the slip and fall, you may have the foundation for a successful lawsuit. Common Slip and Fall Hazards Properties, companies, retail stores, workplaces, apartments or other public places, must make an effort to keep the area reasonably safe for visitors. When a company or individual fails to provide a hazard-free environment, they could be putting visitors in grave danger. Here are some of the most common hazards that can cause a slip and fall accident to occur: Uneven or broken walking surfaces that lack warning signs Overly waxed or heavily mopped floors Loose rugs, curled mats and weak floorboards on stairs Parking lot potholes Spilled liquid or water puddles from rainy weather Grease or oil splashes that were not cleaned up thoroughly Unsalted ice on the walkway that leads to a property Debri, trash or retail products gathered on the floor Too bright of lighting that causes a glare Inadequate lighting that makes it difficult for visitors to see Fallen shelf or open desk drawers Odd transitions from one kind of surface to another (such as from concrete outside a store directly to smooth tile indoors, without a mat in between during wet weather) Weak handrail (or no handrail at all) installed along a stairway Getting Medical Attention A lawyer is likely to ask you if you have been seen by a doctor yet about your slip and fall injury. If you have not, then it may be time to do so as soon as possible. Not only it is a good idea to get checked out by a doctor, but you may want to file an incident report with the store or property that...
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FAQ: Should I take a settlement offer for my medical malpractice claim?

Medical Malpractice Lawyer When you have an injury caused by a medical professional, you may be offered a quick settlement for your injuries. Unless you’ve had the offer reviewed by a trusted medical malpractice attorney, you should be cautious of signing it. Don’t I want a quick settlement? You only want a settlement if it covers all of your injuries. No matter how long it takes to get a settlement, that should be your only concern. A quick settlement offer usually won’t cover all of your expenses. While it’s great to have that quick influx of cash that you desperately need, you don’t want to take quick money now without considering all of the costs you have ahead. Why do I need an attorney if I already have a settlement offer? Unlike the insurance company making the settlement offer, attorneys are looking out for your best interest. The insurance company wants to settle your case for as little as possible. This means that many times you won’t get compensation for all of your injuries or expenses. You may miss out on compensation for: Future medical bills Rehabilitation Lost wages It’s important that you consider all of these additional costs, and more. That’s where an attorney can help. A law firm has the experience you need to help you calculate the full cost of your injuries. You didn’t cause the injury so you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for any of the costs to get better. What compensation can I get? The type of compensation you can receive will depend on the type of injury you suffered. These can include: Pain and suffering Disability Loss of companionship Loss of quality of life Many of these damages won’t be included in an initial settlement offer since the insurance company is trying to settle for as little as possible. With the help of a lawyer, they can make sure your receive a fair settlement offer that covers all of your expenses. What if I don’t want to go to trial? Many people are fearful of a trial. That’s understandable. There is a great deal of preparation involved in a trial. And trials can take a long time. While attorneys are fully prepared to take your case to trial and have done so for many clients in your position, they will fight hard to settle your case before trial. But they...
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