Falls are common and can cause serious injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20% of falls result in serious injuries such as broken bones or a head injury. Over 800,000 people a year are hospitalized due to a fall injury. Sometimes a fall results from someone else’s failure to keep their property in a safe condition. When this is the case, you may be able to file a slip and fall claim. If you are injured on someone else’s property, you may want to pursue compensation for your injuries. There are some important reasons why you should hire a lawyer to help you out.
A Lawyer Can Prove Liability
In order to prove a slip and fall case, you must show that someone is liable for your injury. This means you have to prove that someone acted negligently. In a slip and fall case, it’s not always easy to determine whether someone is liable for your injuries. A lawyer can investigate and gather evidence to determine what caused your injury. Once a cause has been found, a lawyer must then establish whether the property owner knew, or should have known, about the dangerous condition. This can be difficult to prove and requires significant legal experience. At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we’ve handled thousands of slip and fall cases and know the necessary steps to take in order to prove liability.
A Lawyer Can Prove Damages
It is important that all of your damages are properly documented. A lawyer can collect and organize documents regarding your lost wages and all of your medical records and bills. A lawyer with experience in handling slip and fall cases will be in a good position to evaluate your case and determine the amount of compensation to pursue based on your injuries. A lawyer can also determine whether further medical treatment is needed and whether the case requires the assistance of expert witnesses.
A Lawyer Can Handle the Insurance Company
One of the most important reasons for hiring a lawyer for your slip and fall case is so that you don’t have to deal with the hassle of communicating with the insurance company or the attorney for the other side. You should be able to focus on healing as a result of your injuries without having to fight for compensation. A lawyer can handle all communications with the insurance company and provide it with evidence of your injuries and of liability. At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we deal with insurance companies every day and know the right way to handle them.
Contact a Trusted Slip and Fall Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may want to have an experienced attorney evaluate your case. The attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk have been helping slip and fall accident victims for over 30 years. Contact us online or call us at 800-753-5203 to set up your free, no-obligation consultation today.