Incidents in which people suffer serious injuries because of dangerous property conditions are commonly referred to as “slip and fall” accidents. Victims can be entitled to compensation when their injuries are the result of a property owner’s negligence, but insurance companies for such property owners will frequently claim that victims were largely—or possibly even entirely—to blame for their own injuries.
When you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries as the result of a slip and fall accident, it is in your best interest to immediately seek legal representation. State law only allows you three years to commence legal aciton. Contact the Nye Law Group for an aggressive and committed advocate for your legal rights.
One of the most important things that any victim can do in a slip and fall accident case is making sure to get multiple photographs of the particular hazardous situation that caused the injuries. In many cases (especially those at businesses), wet floors or other evidence of dangerous conditions will be quickly rectified and all evidence thus disappears.
If a victim’s injuries require immediate medical attention, he or she should try to have a friend or family member take pictures on his or her behalf. Photographs should be taken from multiple angles and multiple distances.
It can also be beneficial to get the contact information of all witnesses who saw the accident. Try to obtain names and phone numbers or email addresses.
File a Report
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident in a place of business, make sure you file a report with the manager on duty. Ask for a copy of the report.
Whatever you do, do not admit any kind of fault for the accident. In fact, you should avoid speaking to anybody about your experience until you have legal representation. Do not sign any agreements without first having paperwork reviewed by legal counsel.
It is especially important to contact an attorney before speaking to the negligent party’s insurance company about your accident. Insurers have a mission to resolve these claims for as little as possible, and insurance companies frequently attempt to get victims to make damaging recorded statements that are later used to reduce the payouts for injury claims.
Legal counsel can assist in negotiating a settlement that accounts for all of your past, present, and future needs. When an insurance company is unwilling to provide an adequate settlement offer, the attorney can file a lawsuit to have the case tried in a court of law and possibly allow a jury to award damages.
Find a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in North Carolina
If you sustained serious injuries or your loved one was killed in a slip and fall accident in North Carolina, you should not delay in contacting the Nye Law Group. Our firm will fight to make sure that you get every last dime of compensation you are entitled to.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers can work to help you obtain damages for all of your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call 855-636-9277 or contact us online right now to receive a free consultation that will let our attorneys provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case.