La Habra slip and fall accident lawyers can help you if you were recently injured in an accident where you were not at fault. For example, if you went to a business or public place and fell on a bunched rug, puddle or uneven flooring, you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Some people can simply get up and walk it off, but others may sustain broken bones, fractures or other long-term injuries. When this happens, money is needed for medical bills and lost income if the person was employed but could no longer work due to an injury.
<strong>Investigating The Case</strong>
Personal injury lawyers will carefully investigate the building or location where the accident occurred. They look at who was in charge of maintenance, the current condition of the location and the condition of the location at the time of the accident. If there were other witnesses present at the time of the accident who can be contacted, the attorneys will interview them to obtain statements. It is important to avoid going in to investigate the situation independently, so always contact a lawyer to do this. Also, avoid dealing directly with the other party’s insurance company. Doing so will usually result in you being bullied into accepting a less-than-adequate settlement amount.
<strong>How To Help Your Case</strong>
The attorneys will do all of the time-consuming work and investigating. You can help your case by avoiding making any statements that pertain to who is at fault. Provide any information you have such as witness names, your observations about the location where the accident occurred, the time and date of the accident and any photos from the time of the accident if you have them. If you are injured, it is always crucial to see a doctor immediately. Waiting to see a doctor will not help your case. Never give any statements that can be recorded to the responsible party, their representatives or their insurance agents.
People, companies and government agencies owning a building or piece of property have a responsibility to keep it reasonably safe. They must also warn visitors of dangers. For example, an employee cleaning floors in a retail store with tile flooring would need to put up a warning sign to alert customers of the potential danger. Failing to do so could result in a lawsuit if someone falls. When someone is injured due to the other party’s negligence in any way, the injured individual is entitled to compensation for related expenses. If you or someone you know was injured in a slip and fall accident, contact us immediately to find out if you have a case.