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The law mandates that all employers provide a safe working environment for their employees. Business owners should also ensure that their places of work are safe for clients. Should you slip and fall while in the course of carrying out normal day to day duties for your employer or while you are within the premises of a business enterprise, you can sue the enterprise or your employer for any injuries that you sustain as a result of the slip and fall accident.
The process of filing a slip and fall case can be tricky because you have to provide proof that the owner of the business or your employer failed to provide safe conditions leading to your accident. After a slip and fall accident, you have better chances of filing a successful personal injury case against the liable party with the help of a slip and fall lawyer.
At the Savannah, Georgia law firm of Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., we have extensive experience representing victims who sustained injuries in slip and fall accidents on business premises and in the line of work. Over the years, we have been able to recover substantial amounts of compensation for our clients for their injuries. If you are the victim of a slip and fall incident, contact our highly skilled lawyers by calling 1-888-579-1790 to get a free case evaluation.
If you sustain injuries after a slip and fall accident, you can sue the party in whose premises you sustained the accident. The damages for slip and fall accidents are typically compensated using the liability insurance owned by the at-fault party. This means that on lodging a slip and fall claim, you will be dealing with the insurance company that covers the at-fault party.
It is the business of insurance companies to always deny any liability on the part of their clients so as no to pay any compensation for personal injury claims. To file a successful case after a slip and fall accident, you have to prove that the at-fault party was negligent and they did not provide safe conditions and as such, your accident was unavoidable.
Proving this fault can be difficult if you do not have a talented and highly skilled attorney looking after your legal interests. In order to know what you should do immediately after this type of accident and how to best proceed with filing your claim, you should call our slip and fall attorneys immediately after a slip and fall incident. Calling our attorneys early will help us preserve evidence which we will use to bolster your personal injury claim when dealing with the insurance company for the at-fault party.
On filing a personal injury claim for a slip and fall case, you should be ready for a fight from the insurance company. Insurance companies usually retain the best legal talent and if you are hoping for a chance to get compensation, you should also seek representation from the very best lawyers.
The ideal lawyer should have a wealth of experience in litigating slip and fall cases. Remember that experience breeds proficiency. An experienced lawyer is best suited to hack through the spirited defense that will be put up by the insurance company. Additionally, the lawyer should have a strong record of success in helping clients with cases similar to yours get fair compensation for their injuries.
Sometimes, the at-fault party and their insurance company may want to avoid a legal battle in court if they are truly liable for negligence in your slip and fall case. In such instances, they will choose to settle your claim case out of court by negotiating a settlement. To get substantial compensation, you should engage a lawyer who is adept at negotiating. The lawyer that you engage should be willing to use all tactics and tools at their disposal to get you the highest level of compensation possible.
After getting injured in a slip and fall accident in Savannah, you can rely on the highly trained and knowledgeable attorneys at the law offices of Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. to get you the restitution that you deserve as you recuperate from your injuries. Our lawyers espouse all the values discussed above and on engaging us, you can rest easy that your case is being handled by the best legal team in the state.
Apart from offering emotional support and expert legal guidance, our attorneys will take certain steps to increase your chances of getting a high compensation payout for your personal injury claim. On getting in touch with us, we will:
• Review all the facts surrounding your case and draft a strong claim proving negligence on the part of the at-fault party
• Collect and build a trove of evidence to prove the liability on the part of the at-fault party
• Deal with the insurance company and legal representatives of the at-fault party
• Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf for a fat settlement for your injuries
Though it is not necessary, immediately after your slip and fall accident, you should inform the at-fault party of the incident and make it known that you will be filing a personal injury claim. It is important to let the at-fault party know of the incident so that they can create a record. If you do not inform the at-fault party when the accident happens, they can end up denying the occurrence of the accident when you bring it up later or even claim that you are altering the facts on what actually happened.
Since the insurance company for the at-fault party will be fighting hard to prove that their client was not negligent, you need to collect proof and documentation proving that indeed the at-fault party was negligent. On contacting our lawyers, we will advise you on all the documentation and information you need to formulate a formidable claim case.
Some of the documents that can help bolster your case include:
• Videos or photos of the scene of the slip and fall accident (It is best that you take photos and videos of the accident scene as soon as it happens)
• A comprehensive analysis of the injuries you sustained from your doctor
• Statements from other people who may have witnessed how the accident happened
• Medical bills for treatment that you have received so far
• An affidavit from your doctor detailing any treatment costs that may arise in the future
• Work records showing any time that you missed from your job because of the injuries as a result of the slip and fall accident
• Any evidence showing that the at-fault party has a habit of negligent actions that expose other people to the risk of harm
On engaging the slip and fall attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., you can be sure that we will carry out thorough and diligent research and collect all the requisite evidence with a view of creating an airtight case that proves negligence on the part of the at-fault party.
Once we have collected enough evidence and crafted a strong claim case, our attorneys will go ahead and file the case in the appropriate court. This will then give the at-fault party and their representatives time to formulate a reply to the claim case. On filing a claim case, you can expect that the at-fault party to respond in the following manner:
• They will say that they are not responsible for causing your accident
• They may accept responsibility for the accident but offer you a compensation payout that is way less than what you actually deserve
Should the at-fault party deny responsibility for creating an unsafe environment and hence causing your accident and subsequent injuries, our attorneys will then proceed with formal legal litigation. Based on our many appearances before juries, you can rest easy that we will offer the most formidable legal defense on your behalf with a view of holding the at-fault party accountable.
If the at-fault party accepts responsibility for negligence and tries to low ball you with a small compensation offer, our skilled negotiation attorneys will jump on the negotiating table and start arguing for a more favorable settlement on your behalf. The first low offer from insurance companies should not worry you. It is a technique they commonly use to lure unsuspecting victims to take less than they actually deserve. We will however shrewdly negotiate with the insurance company for the at-fault party and get you the compensation that is at par with the level of injuries and losses you suffered after the accident.
After a slip and fall accident, you should not get stuck with serious debilitating injuries and hefty medical expenses that you do not deserve. If you were injured because of the negligence of another party, let our Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. slip and fall lawyers help you hold the at-fault party accountable. Call us today through 1-888-579-1790 and let us get your fair compensation.