How Can an Atlanta Premises Liability Attorney Help After a Slip and Fall Accident?
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common type of preventable accident that people regularly experience. In fact, the National Safety Council indicates1 that nearly 9 million people each year seek treatment in emergency departments for injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident. Many slip and fall victims may be under the mistaken impression that retaining an attorney may be an unnecessary expense and the matter is best handled personally. In most cases, this is false, and the assistance of an attorney can result in a much better outcome for victims. Some of the ways an attorney can help slip and fall victims are detailed below.
Represent you in negotiations with insurance companies – Insurance company representatives are trained to minimize the amount they pay out. When an injured party is unrepresented, the actual possibility of litigation is fairly remote, strengthening the insurance company’s position. By retaining an attorney, you strengthen your own bargaining position, often resulting in a much higher settlement offer.
Investigate your claim to find evidence of negligence – In many slip and fall cases, liability is conceded. When it is not, however, victims often need to gather evidence supporting their position that the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence.2 Recognizing and obtaining this type of evidence often requires significant legal expertise. Fortunately, when you retain an attorney, he or she will conduct an investigation on your behalf and gather evidence in support of your case.
File a lawsuit on your behalf – While the vast majority of slip and fall cases are settled out of court, litigation becomes necessary in some case. Taking a personal injury case to trial is a complicated legal process, and it is highly advisable for victims to do so through the representation of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Contact an Atlanta slip and fall lawyer today to schedule a free case evaluation
Slip and fall victims should retain legal counsel as soon as possible after an accident occurs. In many cases, the assistance of an experienced attorney can help victims obtain significantly more compensation than they would be able to by representing themselves. In cases where liability is contested, the assistance of an attorney can be the difference between obtaining compensation and having your claim denied. To discuss your case with one of our attorneys, call Boling Rice LLC today at (770) 744-0890.