Why You Should Call a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Slip and Fall Accident at A Business This Winter
Nov. 16, 2020
Winter weather means plenty of snow and ice in the Denver metro area. While all that white stuff certainly adds to the festive spirit and makes the city look and feel more beautiful, it also puts you at risk every time you set foot outside your house. The risk of slip-and-fall incidents at businesses across town goes up the more ice and snow we get. If you’re injured in one of these accidents, the best thing you can do is speak to a personal injury lawyer. Here’s why making the call is so important.
They Can Help Prove Fault
Memories have a way of getting fuzzy after an accident. You’re so focused on dealing with the pain and trying to recover that it’s easy to forget exactly what happened at the business. Unfortunately, those fuzzy memories can make it hard to prove fault to the insurance companies in question. If there’s even a chance that you might have caused accident, the business’s insurance provider will do everything they can to exploit it. When you work with a personal injury attorney, they’ll be able to assess both the business’s steps to mitigate the risk of accidents as well as your actions leading up to the incident. They’ll be able to prove fault and argue your case effectively.
Businesses Need to Be Held Accountable
It’s every business owner’s responsibility to look out for their customers. This means keeping a clean storefront, clearing away ice and snow, and making sure the risk of injury is as minimal as possible every single day. Many businesses go to great lengths to keep their customers safe, but some let their standards slip over time. Those businesses need to be held accountable for their failures to protect their customers. Working with an attorney makes the injury seem more serious to the business owner and encourages them to take responsibility in the long term. Even better, your attorney will communicate with the business for you so you won’t have to worry about dealing with disgruntled business owners yourself.
Insurance Companies Rarely Do the Right Thing
Every responsible business has a comprehensive liability insurance policy to help pay for accidents and injuries when they happen. Though it’s common, it’s rare for insurance companies to do the right thing and issue a fair settlement without you fighting for your rights. While you can handle this on your own, working with an attorney is almost always a better choice. They understand how to represent your case in such a way that the insurance company will do the right thing with minimal fuss.
Have You Been Injured in a Slip-and-Fall Accident?
If you’re dealing with pain and trying to recover after getting injured at a business, don’t wait and see how things unfold. Contact Mark A. Simon, Attorney at Law. Our legal team will work to get you the money you need to recover quickly and completely. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can start working on your case. Schedule a FaceTime call today.