Millions of Americans are affected by slip and fall accidents each year. Injuries can range from minor bumps and bruises to debilitating conditions that can last a lifetime.
If you are hurt in a slip and fall accident, you need professional help. Failing to follow proper protocol after your injury can severely damage your chances of recovering rightful compensation.
Here are four mistakes that can jeopardize your premises liability cases in the Bronx:
- Failing to seek prompt medical attention — It is vital to your health as well as your legal case that you see a doctor immediately after your fall. No matter where the accident takes place, if you are injured, promptly request medical care. If you fail to seek medical attention, the defense may argue that your injuries are not as serious as you claim. Additionally, it is important that you follow your doctor’s orders closely.
- Failing to file a claim within the statute of limitations — If you do not file your claim within the statute of limitations for the State of New York, you may be barred from recovering any damages. For personal injury claims, you have 3 years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. The longer you wait to file your claim, the less legitimate your case may appear.
- Proceeding without an attorney — After seeking medical attention, hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer is the single most important decision you can make after being involved in a slip and fall accident. Your lawyer can quickly protect your rights, explain the process ahead, and ensure you file your claim within the statute of limitations. Whether your case goes to trial, or is settled out of court, your attorney can protect your best interests at every turn.
- Signing anything without your lawyer’s advice — It is imperative that you do not agree to or sign anything without first consulting your attorney. Depending on the circumstances of your case, an insurance agent may offer you a low-ball settlement in order to “wrap up” your case as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
Navigating New York personal injury law can be a difficult and unforgiving process. Fortunately, with the guidance of a skilled lawyer, you can sidestep pitfalls and file a claim for fair compensation.
Dedicated Attorney Helps Bronx Slip and Fall Victims Take Action
The Law Offices of Evan W. Kohn is committed to helping New Yorkers who suffer slip and fall injuries in the Bronx. Call 718-409-5500 or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation. Se habla español.