Injure in a Slip and Fall Accident? Call an Attorney Now!
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Fri Mar 2023
- Slip And Fall,
Slip and falls account for nearly 8 million hospital emergency room visits each year, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Although not all slip and fall accidents result in fatalities, the majority, especially those involving the elderly, cause serious injuries to the victims.
If you or a loved one fell on another party’s premises and suffered injuries, the owner may be liable. However, unlike other injury accidents where fault is usually obvious, liability in slip and fall cases can be more difficult to prove. This makes it imperative that you immediately consult with an experienced New Jersey slip and fall attorney to protect your legal rights and help you get the full compensation you deserve.
How Can an Attorney Help?
When you hire an attorney, the first step is for them to open a claim with the property owner and place their insurance carrier on notice. Without having a clear line of communication with the insurer, it will be difficult to settle your claim for the value that you deserve. Your New Jersey premises liability attorney then has to prove liability and the extent of your damages.
Proving Liability in a Slip and Fall Claim
In order to get compensation for your injuries and out of pocket expenses, you have to first prove liability. This means that your lawyer has to prove that, more likely than not, the property owner was negligent and such negligence played a part in causing your injuries.
The first step your attorney needs to take in proving liability is to confirm the facts surrounding your fall. The detailed facts surrounding the accident are critical not only for your attorney, but also for the insurance adjuster handling the claim.
Proving Damages In a Slip and Fall Claim
Proving damages is also important in successfully resolving your slip and fall claim. You must properly document your loss of wages through your tax returns and your employer’s records. You or your attorney should also organize all of your medical records. You need to follow all instructions provided by your medical providers to realize the full extent of your injuries first. Only then will your NJ slip and fall attorney be able to demand the full damages you deserve resulting from the fall incident.
Call a New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, an experienced attorney can help. Call Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law, LLC at 732.723.8840 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.