Beware Of Common Slip And Fall Accidents That Can Occur During The Summer

There are many fun things to do during the summer. But there are also many ways to slip and injure yourself. If you trip, fall, and hurt yourself, you will only be entitled to compensation under some circumstances. 

How to Know Whether the Other Party Is at Fault

You might be going for a walk early in the morning and decide to take a shortcut. But while doing so, you might suddenly trip over a sprinkler head or slip on wet grass. However, under these circumstances, you would probably not be eligible for compensation because the property owner was not negligent for simply having sprinklers. 

However, if you decide to head to a public pool, you might slip, fall and injure yourself. Then, you might be entitled to compensation if the swimming pool owner didn't put in place reasonable precautions to keep visitors safe. You might not have realized that the surface was slippery and slipped and fell. Since hazard communication is required in many states, you may be entitled to compensation.

Duty of Care

Another area where you're likely to become injured is near a dock, boat, or tourist attraction. If a business runs the location where you slipped and fell, it's their responsibility to make sure that the area is safe and reasonably dry. Whether or not the defendant is negligent depends on whether they had a duty of care, breached the duty of care, and caused you to become injured as a result.

How to Start the Claims Process

If you injure yourself on someone else's property this summer, you might argue that you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. But the other party might claim that there was nothing they could do to prevent the accident from happening. Therefore, you'll need to consult with a slip-and-fall attorney about how you can defend your legal rights.

The property where you were injured is likely covered by insurance. Your attorney will contact the insurance provider with your permission and help you start the claims process.

Why You Need an Attorney

By involving an attorney in the claims process, you will send a message that you are taking your claim very seriously. You are less likely to receive a lowball offer or have your claim denied when working with the insurance provider. Having an attorney involved shows that you know your rights.

Your attorney will also gather evidence to prove a strong case for why the property owner was responsible for your injuries. You will then be able to receive compensation to pay for your lost medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

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