No one wants to trip and fall while in a place of business or while otherwise out in public. If this has happened to you due to no fault of your own — such as if the floor was wet but there was no “wet floor” sign out or if the flooring was in poor condition and caused you to trip — then it’s a good idea to hire a trip and fall accident lawyer to help you. Some people don’t want to make a big deal out of their accidents or just assume that they can handle the situation — such as having their medical bills covered — on their own. However, there are a few problems that could arise if you don’t have legal representation when dealing with this type of situation.
First of all, you might not realize how important it is to seek immediate medical attention if a lawyer has not explained it to you. A lot of people think that they can just wait and see their doctor at their own convenience, but this can present a problem in some cases. For example, the longer that you wait, the less of a chance that you will be able to prove that the injury came from the trip and fall and not from something else. An attorney can talk to you about your situation and advise you to seek medical attention that you might not otherwise seek on your own.
Secondly, your attorney can help prevent you from making mistakes when dealing with the insurance company. Even simple statements can be twisted around and misconstrued, which can jeopardize your case. It’s best to limit your conversation with representatives of the insurance company completely, which an attorney can help you with.
As you can see, if you try to handle your own trip and fall case, you might make simple mistakes that you wouldn’t have made if you had a lawyer to assist you. If you are looking for an attorney who can help you with every step of your slip and fall case, contact us at Frekhtman and Associates today.