Why You Need A Lawyer For Your Slip Or Fall Injury

If you have recently experienced an injury due to a slip or fall, you may have the right to sue for your injury. Unless it was completely your fault and you had ample warning of the nearby conditions, you are probably a good candidate for this type of lawsuit. While it may seem simple enough, it is actually a complex area of personal injury law and a lawyer is highly recommended. Here are the reasons to consider hiring an attorney for a slip or fall incident.

Serious Injuries

There are some injuries and incidents within personal injury that don't really necessitate a lawyer, so it helps to make that distinction first. Minor injuries where you got all the medical care you needed and the costs were covered by your workers' compensation policy don't need a lawyer in most cases. However, if you got a serious injury that you are still recovering from, particularly if it is keeping you from work or other daily tasks, you should get an attorney specializing in these types of cases. A slip and fall injury that is serious, regardless of where it occurred, will probably need legal help.

Personal Injury is Hard to Prove

Some personal injury cases are actually very hard to prove, which makes it difficult to handle on your own. For example, slip and fall cases can be some of the most difficult cases to win in general, especially when you are doing it without representation. There is a lot of documentation you need to not only prove your injury and the medical care needed, but to prove it was the fault of whoever owned that property. In general, any time you have an injury that would be hard to prove who was at fault, you should have legal help

Preparing the Paperwork

As mentioned previously, there is a lot of paperwork and documentation involved in a slip and fall injury. You must have proof, preferably photo proof, of the area where you fell and that it had caused the incident. For example, if you tripped just outside a boutique due to a crack in the pavement and there were no warning signs anywhere, you should take a picture of that crack. You also need other documentation, such as paperwork from the hospital where you received treatment, copies of prescriptions or procedures you needed, and a note if you were kept from working.

Proving Fault Versus Carelessness

Another reason you need a lawyer for a slip or fall injury is because it can be hard to prove to the court that the injury was not due to your own carelessness. They can argue that you should have been able to see the crack or noticed the loose rug that caused your fall. However, if you feel you were paying attention but the incident was unavoidable and due to the business owner's fault, you will still have a case and need an attorney sucah as one at Prediletto, Halpin, Scharnikow & Nelson, P.S..