Slip and Fall Personal Injury Claims: Do’s and Don’t’s

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When you have experienced an injury due to a slip and fall, it is important to support the outcome of your case by collecting information and acting under the guidance of a personal injury attorney like Luschas, Naparsteck, and Crane, LLP. In this article, we’ll explore the essential facts related to slip and falls and consider what you should and should not do to best support the outcome of your case and the recovery of the full damages to which you are entitled.

See a Medical Professional as Soon as Possible, and Reach Out to a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

If you have experienced an injury due to a slip and fall, your first concern should be your health and safety. To support your health, a medical professional must determine the extent of your injuries and the injuries you receive treatment for. You may require physical therapy after the injury, so it is best to touch base with your primary care physician for an overall checkup and any referrals you might need to a physical therapist after any required emergency medical care.

To see a medical professional and not admit that you are the party at fault for the accident until you have a chance to speak to an attorney.

Do Not Admit Fault Without Speaking With an Attorney

While you may lose all potential of recovery in many states if you are at fault, this is not always the case. Pennsylvania statute protects in the event of negligence, even on your behalf. However, the admission of guilt. It can still impact third-party claims and how the judge and jury might treat your case if it ends up in court.

According to the Pennsylvania Legislature, negligence on behalf of another party that caused another party injury is recoverable, even if the injured party was also negligent. However, the amount of negligence the injured party contributed must not be greater than the party charged.

Do File Quickly: There Is a Time Limit for You to File Your Claim

While your injury happens immediately, the damage that results may last for years. No matter how long your injury persists, however, you have only a limited period of time to file to collect on damages caused by the injury. Under Sec. 554 of Title 42, published by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, there is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injuries in the state.

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FAQ

Am I responsible for a slip and fall?

It is your employer’s responsibility to maintain safe working conditions.

How long do I have to file my claim for a slip and fall?

Generally, there is a two-year statute during which you must file your claim, and after that, you may be barred from doing so.

What if my employer wants me to sign something about damages?

If your employer has presented you with a contract to sign concerning your slip and fall accident, reach out to a personal injury attorney to ensure you know the legal implications of what you are signing.

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