Whether you are walking over to pick an item off a store shelf or striding through a parking lot on the way to your car, you have the right to expect the area around you to be maintained in a safe manner. However, this doesn’t always occur. Time after time, spills are not cleaned up in store aisles, signs are not placed around to indicate the presence of a wet floor, and parking lots are not properly maintained. In all of these instances, innocent people fall victim to slip and fall accidents. If you are now seriously injured due to a slip and fall accident, here is why you need an attorney.
Suing for Damages
Even if it is clear a store was at fault for not getting a spill cleaned up properly, don’t assume they will accept responsibility and want to compensate you for your injuries. To the contrary, they will likely try to blame you for the accident. By hiring an attorney immediately after your accident, your lawyer can obtain store videos that can show how employees were negligent in cleaning up a spill and not clearly marking the area as dangerous.
Past History of Accidents
Once you have a lawyer representing you in your slip and fall accident case, they can begin to examine the store’s prior history to see if similar accidents have occurred. Chances are, your accident is not the first time this has happened. By uncovering a pattern of negligence and carelessness on the part of the business, your attorney can then use this to pressure the store and its insurer to reach an out-of-court settlement that will get you compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Rather than sit at home with broken bones and wondering how you will pay the mounting medical expenses and support yourself and your family, turn to an slip and fall personal accident attorney here at Tobler Law. To get started on filing a personal injury lawsuit against those whose negligence and carelessness have turned your life upside down, schedule a consultation with our experienced and caring attorneys today.