Going through an accident like an unexpected slip and fall can put your life on hold, impacting your working life and your personal life in many ways. Receiving coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, and any other damages available to you can be a top priority when trying to recover from your accident, and a San Mateo slip and fall attorney can help.
Knowing how to begin the process of determining which parties are at fault for your injuries and how to collect maximum damages from them is complex and requires both experience with the law and knowledge of how it applies to the unique facts and circumstances of your case.
This is where a lawyer with experience processing slip and fall cases is of particular value to you. The experienced slip and fall lawyers from Galine, Frye, Fitting, and Frangos, LLP, are here to help advise you on what the best path to the fullest recovery possible in your case is and to guide you every step of the way.
Slip and falls generally happen when a property owner engages in negligent inspection or maintenance, leading to a condition that causes the slip and fall. For example, a wet floor in a supermarket might cause a slip and fall, and the store could prevent this fall by cleaning up the spill and marking off the area with hazard signs to encourage the customers to be cautious around it. When businesses fail to take proper precautions, people can slip and fall and sustain injuries.
Slip and falls happen in San Mateo in many places, but common locations are retail stores and businesses. Whether you are at the mall, the supermarket, or walking around in the courtyard of your favorite restaurant, you might experience a slip and fall. When you are a customer at a business, they have a responsibility to keep the premises safe for guests, and when they fail to do so, they should cover all of the damages for your injury and the implications it has on your personal and professional life.
When you slip and fall, different parts of your body can hit the ground or nearby objects, causing many potential injuries. You might experience soft tissue damage, nerve damage, broken or fractured bones, or back injuries. Some of the most concerning slip and fall injuries include fractured hips and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Whether you land on your tailbone and it fractures, or you hit your head and sustain brain damage, it is important to seek the medical treatment you need immediately. Medical professionals can perform tests and diagnose your injuries, which helps both your health and a future legal claim. By having a timely diagnosis, it is easier to prove to insurance companies that the slip and fall caused your injuries.
The experience of being in an accident can lead to a great variety of losses and negative effects on your life. First and foremost, your attorney will need to calculate the out-of-pocket costs of your injuries, including medical bills and lost earnings. After that, your attorney should consider the long-term implications of your injury, including lost future earnings, future medical bills, and lasting impairments or disabilities.
For example, a brain injury can impact your mood control and temperament for the remainder of your life, and it can also affect your ability to think and control your body. Long-term treatment for a brain injury includes psychology or psychiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and potentially ongoing social support. You should recover financially for all the losses you experienced, whether they are financial or not.
Knowing the impact of your injury on your ability to live and work will determine the full amount of your damages, although this is something that you should never try to calculate on your own. Doing so risks underestimating your losses and leaving money on the table. Further, negotiating the best possible settlement with the insurance companies can also be difficult or impossible when you are trying to get past your slip and fall injury and recover from its implications.
Negotiating with the insurance companies and opposing parties on your own puts you at a significant disadvantage. Insurance companies work for profit, not for you, and they make the most of their profits by denying as many claims as they can and paying as little as they can on others.
If the other side has an attorney, their goal is to reduce the amount you recover. They try to achieve this by offering a quick but low settlement hoping that you accept it or delaying or denying payments hoping to negotiate something lower that might not cover your full damages. Insurance companies also regularly underestimate slip and fall claims, as they minimize the effects of these accidents.
A slip and fall attorney handles all the negotiations and communications with the opposing party’s insurance company for you so that you can focus on recovering from your injury. Achieving the best possible compensation for your injuries is a challenging task, and you want the right legal professionals on the job.
Our law firm knows how serious slip and fall injuries can be and how injuries can affect your life. While you cannot go back in time and avoid the slip and fall, you can have the right legal help to make sure that you receive full financial compensation for your many losses.
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