3 Ways You May Get The Money You Deserve After A Slip And Fall


If you have slipped in a business through no fault of your own and because of their negligence, you may have a case to sue them for your medical bills and pain and suffering. However, the business may want to say that the reason you fell was that you weren't being careful, not that they weren't taking all due safety precautions, such as making sure there are wet floor signs out over spills or that their sidewalks are all cleared of snow and ice. 

What to Do if the Business Won't Pay

If the business won't pay for your medical bills and pain and suffering because they say that everything that happened is your fault, you have some options. 

Small Claims Court

One is that you can take the business to small claims court. Generally, small claims courts have a limit as to how much money you can ask for. You will present your side to the judge and the business will present their side. The court may allow you to call witnesses. These court trials generally don't have juries, but they can. Once all the information has been shown, your case will be decided. You may not be able to recover everything that you are entitled to, due to the monetary limit of the small claims court. 

Insurance Company

Another option is that you can turn the matter over to your insurance company. They can go after the business to recover your medical costs. You will likely not see any of the money that gets recovered, but your insurance company may offer you some reimbursement of monies that you had to come up with out-of-pocket. 

Personal Injury Attorney

A personal injury attorney is your best chance to get the money that you are entitled to. If you find one who is knowledgeable and experienced about slip and fall cases, they will know the best ways to get the business in question to pay for all your medical bills as well as pain and suffering and loss of wages. You don't have to pay a personal injury attorney up front; they will generally get a portion of the settlement you get, so you can be sure that they are going to work very hard to win your case. 

If you have gotten into some kind of accident at a business because they were negligent, you may deserve money for your injury. Contact an office like the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman, LLC for more information.


25 June 2016

My Day in Court

When I sued a product manufacturer after a disfiguring accident, I never expected to actually go to court. I assumed that the case would eventually be settled, like most personal injury cases are. To my surprise, they wouldn't budge, and we ended up having to go all the way to court. I was pretty nervous about testifying, but I had a great attorney that prepared me well, and everything went smoothly. In the end, the jury saw things my way. I realized that I probably wasn't the only person to ever experience an unexpected day in court, and that's how I got the idea to start this blog. If you're looking for tips to help you prepare or wondering what to expect when you go to court for a lawsuit, this blog contains important information for you.