Injured In A Slip and Fall Accident? We Can Help!
Albuquerque Slip and Fall Lawyer
At the Law Office of Brent M. Ferrel, we understand the serious impact that a slip and fall accident can have on a victim’s life. The victim of a slip and fall can suffer painful injuries, face high medical bills for emergency and long-term treatment and be unable to work and earn income for an extended period.
However, if the accident resulted from the negligence of a property owner, a slip and fall victim may have legal options available to him or her. The victim may be eligible to pursue a legal claim that can result in payment of all medical expenses and compensation for the victim’s lost wages, pain, and suffering and more.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip, trip and fall accident you can talk with a us today and learn more about the options available to you.
How Do You Start A Slip and Fall Case?
Coming to our website and learning more about your rights and options after a slip and fall is an important first step. We suggest that you also take the following seven steps as you embark on your case:
- Get medical treatment. If you have not gone to the emergency room or seen a family doctor yet, do so now. A slip and fall can result in head and brain injuries, soft tissue injuries and internal injuries that may not be immediately apparent. You need to make sure you are diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
- Report your accident. Make sure you report it to the right person such as a store manager, landlord, property manager or security guard. Submit the report in writing and fill out any required forms. Get a copy of the report.
- Gather evidence. Keep copies of any photos you took of the accident scene. Store the accident report and proof of your medical bills and other slip and fall-related expenses in a folder, along with any letters from an insurance company. If you have it, write down witness contact information.
- Keep a journal. Write down what happened while it is still fresh in your mind. Describe how the injury has impacted you physically and emotionally. Are you able to enjoy the life you had before your slip and fall injury? Are you facing any problems in your recovery? Keep track of your progress.
- Don’t talk with the insurance company. Never give a recorded statement to any insurance company that contacts you. Your words could be used against you. Don’t sign a release, either, until an attorney reviews any settlement offer you have received.
- Stay away from social media. Don’t discuss your case on Facebook, Twitter or other social media. Even posting a photo of you at a party or enjoying an activity could undermine your claim.
- Talk with an attorney. A lawyer will take immediate steps to preserve evidence, deal with insurance companies and seek the compensation you deserve. The sooner an attorney can get started on your case, the better.
What Compensation Can I Receive For A Slip and Fall Injury?
A slip and fall accident can result in a wide range of serious injuries, including fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to work with a law firm that will seek maximum compensation for the harm you have suffered, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Loss of quality of life.
A property owner’s insurance company may try to put blame on you for your slip and fall accident. For instance, the insurer may claim that you tripped, slipped and fell due to an “open and obvious” hazard that you should have detected or did something else that was negligent.
We will aggressively counter any unfounded claims made by a property owner’s insurance company and work diligently to protect your rights.
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.
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