3 Tips to Protect Your Rights in an Ice/Snow Related Slip and Fall Accident

Claim from a Slip and Fall Accident

 

Being involved in an ice slip and fall accident can be devastating. Not only are you stuck trying to recover from your injuries, but you are also unable to work and losing money by the day. You didn’t do anything wrong, but you are sure paying the price for it. If this sounds like something you have dealt with in the past or the present, there are a few things you can do to help make clear the circumstances that caused your accident. Be aware of the following tips and they will hopefully allow the facts and the truth regarding your injuries to emerge. Hopefully this will allow you to obtain reasonable compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering if someone else was at fault.

Get in and get checked out right away.

ICE SidewalkRegardless of whether you think your injuries aren’t that bad or not, you need to take the time to get checked out by a medical professional. They can go over everything and document all of the aches, pains, scrapes, bruises and so on to make sure nothing is left to chance. This way, you are covered if something does get worse or something else surfaces a couple days later that you might not have realized at the time. After an injury, your adrenaline tends to be higher than normal, so you don’t always feel all of the pain until later on when it has a chance to return to normal levels. Sometimes injuries remain hidden for some time, then become apparent later.

Make sure you go to all your recommended appointments.

If you have been injure in a slip-and-fall accident it’s always a good idea to be checked out by a doctor and follow his or her advice precisely. Also, if you feel the fall was due to someone’s negligence or carelessness, seeking out an attorney is a good idea, You attorney may decide to enlist the help of an expert in the area of Ice and snow related accidents and injuries.

Document everything.

Write down all of the time you missed from work, expenses incurred, how the injury has affected your personal and professional life. Anything you can think of, regardless of how small and unimportant you might think it is. If someone else caused your injury and you need to ask them for help with your medical bills and/or compensation for your injuries, it’s best to have all your facts lined up and available.

An ice slip and fall expert can examine the facts of your accident and help with an opinion if the property owner or anyone else was not using due care to prevent your injuries from occurring. The standards for accident prevention, reasonable diligence and due care can be murky to a non-expert.

Author: SMC for SC

Edited by RF

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