Recovering from a slip and fall injury can be difficult. You’ll likely need time to recover – and to ensure that all of your needs, both at home and in the workplace, are met in the event that you’re unable to conduct your normal activities.
It’s important in these cases to consult with a personal injury lawyer. To help guide you on this subject, we’re highlighting several benefits of hiring a lawyer for your slip or fall injury case.
Communicating with the Insurance Company
You should not settle your personal injury case alone without speaking with the insurance company and determining fault and the value of your claim.
An insurance adjuster may want you to sign a release for a small cash settlement, or tell you that your claim has no value and that they are closing your file. Your personal injury lawyer can help assess fault and assess the value of your claim. He or she will also ensure you meet the appropriate notice and limitation period deadlines.
Your personal injury lawyer will ensure you put the best foot forward to establish negligence, or fault. For example, you might have slipped or fallen at a local restaurant. Your lawyer will assist your prove your case, by establishing if the restaurant was at fault; whether it was due to an improper maintenance schedule, design/structural problems, a lack of signage, or any other reason.
Proving the Damages
In managing your personal injury claim, proving the damages incurred is a vital process. It’s essential that you work with a personal injury lawyer to determine the extent of your impairment and how your injuries have impacted your daily life. For example, have they prevented you from working? Has the injury stopped you from enjoying vacation time with family and friends? Your lawyer can help prove these damages and compile evidence so that you can access the compensation you deserve.
Our trusted legal team has decades of experience in the personal injury legal field. To speak with one of our team members today and begin your case, contact us directly.