Are you wondering what steps you need to take after a slip and fall accident to maximize your compensation? Watch this video to learn more.
What should I do after being injured in a slip and fall accident?
Recently, I got a call from someone who was seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, and they asked me what they should do. The first thing I told them was to seek medical treatment immediately and follow the doctor’s orders. That’s to give yourself the best chance at recovery. The next thing is to notify the place where the incident occurred about what happened. Ideally, that’s done when the slip and fall occurred, but if it isn’t, then as soon as possible. After that, hire an attorney. Sometimes business have recordings of what occurred, but those recordings are automatically deleted, so it’s very important that an attorney contacts the business and witnesses as soon as possible to gather all of that evidence. Slip and falls are the hardest types of cases in Texas, so it’s of essential importance that all that evidence is gathered as soon as possible.
Lastly, it’s important to hire the right attorney. The right attorney is an attorney who is experienced in slip and falls and is focused on personal injury claims. Slip and falls are very different than other claims. That attorney should also be a trial attorney. That means that they prepare every case as if they are going to trial and are ready for it. Insurance companies know who those people are and they treat those attorneys more favorably.
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