A common joke people like to tell is that they will “fall” and sue the store that they are currently in. However, slip and falls are not funny and are not worth joking about – and they’re not that cut and dry. They can be very dangerous, embarrassing, and costly. Suffering from a slip and fall is not any less dangerous than being hit by a car, with some slip and fall accidents putting some in the hospital. People who are victims of slip and fall often have to deal with feelings of trauma and betrayal. They went to a store, office, public location and fell. This fall more than likely happened at a place they trusted too. If you have recently experienced a slip and fall and are unsure of how to proceed, our team at Bernstein | Polsky has you covered. All you have to do is hop on a free of charge consultation call with us, and we can point you in the right direction. If you want to read up on the vital facts about slip and fall cases before you call, keep reading.
What Should You Do After Being Involved in a Slip and Fall?
Many people find themselves in a slip and fall accident but are unsure of what to do next. Do you get an attorney? Or, do you simply let the situation go and hope it never happens again? The answer to this question depends purely on your unique situation. Every slip and fall is different, meaning there is no right answer. But, if you are reading this, then you are already heading in the right direction. After the slip and fall happen, you should make your health and physical well being a priority. Even if you only suffered from a few scrapes, you should still get them checked out to make sure a minor issue won’t turn into a major one. If you are in a whole different boat and have severe pain, you should go to a hospital immediately. Once you get your health squared away, or at least in the process of recovery, you need to call a personal injury attorney, such as a team member from Bernstein | Polsky. An attorney will be able to tell you whether your case is worth pursuing or not.
When Should You Pursue the Case?
If you haven’t spoken to an attorney yet, this will give you some insight. You should pursue your case if the location you were at during the slip and fall did not take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety. For example, if you slipped because of a wet floor that did not have a wet floor sign, then you consider should pursuing the case. But, if the wet floor you slipped on had a sign, then your case may not be as strong. You also need to take your injuries and mental health into consideration. If the fall resulted in a bad injury, time is taken off of work to recover from the injury, or you are suffering from a life-altering injury, then you have a strong case and should seek justice and reparations. However, if you suffered more from embarrassment than from an injury, then your case will likely not go anywhere and should not be pursued. Every situation is entirely different, meaning the only way to know if you should continue with your claim is to speak with an attorney. An attorney can advise you on what the best move is and will be able to give you some potential outcomes if you were to pursue the case.
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If you have recently been a victim of a slip and fall, don’t wait any longer and reach out to an attorney today to see if you should pursue your case. Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to compensation and justice. The sooner you call an attorney, the sooner you can know how to handle the case and what it is worth. To learn more about slip and falls, or to schedule your consultation call, give our team a call today at 954-997-9947. Our team is looking forward to assisting you!