A fall can cause serious and life changing injuries. Most of the time when a person falls they get right back up. When someone asks them if they are all right, no matter how injured they are most people say that they are fine. After the shock and embarrassment of the fall wears off the injury becomes more and more evident.

What to do after a slip, trip or fall injury

If you are injured in a slip, trip, or fall injury it is important to do the following:

  • Get witnesses’ contact information
  • File a report at the place where you fell
  • Seek medical attention
  • Contact an experienced premise liability attorney

 

Who will pay medical bills after a slip, trip or fall injury?

Fall cases are more difficult to recover damages for your injuries then other types of cases. In order to recover money for your injuries in most cases you have to be able to prove that the person who owned the property had notice of the defect that caused you to fall. Further, you will most likely have to prove that the defect was the cause of your fall and subsequent injuries.

Some insurance policies have what the insurance companies call “med-pay.” This means that if you are injured the insurance company will pay for you to attend the hospital and doctor’s visits with them paying the bill. Unfortunately, not all insurance policies have this provision and even if they do have this provision the amount of money they pay is usually quite low.

How can a slip, trip or fall injury attorney help?

The insurance adjusters who handle slip, trip, or fall injuries know that they are difficult cases and as such will ask that you provide them with a recorded statement, which very well may hurt your chances to recover money for the damages you sustained.

We had a case where a person went into a fast food restaurant. The floor was wet and the person fell injuring her back. The insurance adjuster offered our client $1,000 and said if she did not take the money within a week she would not get anything. The client then contacted us and we discussed the case. She relayed to us that the adjuster was “so nice and seemed like she wanted to help.” We just recently settled the case for $380,000. Our client said that she now understands why the insurance adjuster was “so nice” and why she was trying to hurry our client into a quick settlement before she retained an attorney.

Our Pennsylvania Slip/Fall Lawyers Can Help You Too

Once you have injured yourself in a slip, trip, and/or fall accident you should not speak to any insurance adjusters. Remember, it is their job to pay you the least amount of money they can to settle your case. You should immediately contact the Slip, Trip, or Fall injury Attorney’s at The Pisanchyn Law Firm so we can ensure that you and your interests are served.

We have prosecuted numerous cases of this nature and can honestly pledge to you, without any equivocation, that should we accept your case, we will make completely sure that you get the justice you deserve.

For these reasons, when you retain the attorneys at the Pisanchyn Law Firm you know that you have a first-rate Law Firm that will fiercely pursue your rights and the money you deserve. As we have pledged, you will never pay a fee until we win your case.

Please, call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for your free consultation. We have offices in Scranton, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg and will travel to you.