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Slipping and falling is often more than just an embarrassing incident. You can get seriously hurt in a slip and fall, as you may well know right now, since you are reading this. Our Gilbert slip and fall attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of people who have slipped and fell in a property that they do not own. if your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you are likely entitled to compensation for your damages. We have seen many people like you get the justice that they deserve so that they could recover from the damages they suffer from. If you are trying to get free legal advice for your slip and fall case, please get in contact with us as soon as possible. We would like to set up a free consultation with you to go over the details of your case and give you the answers that you need to get started. Call us right away.

Gilbert Slip and Fall Attorneys

Tips for a Successful Slip and Fall Claim

 After a slip and fall, there are things that you can do to make your case more successful and set yourself up for success. First of all, immediately after your slip and fall you want to collect evidence and make a report. That might include photos of what you tripped on or what you slipped in. It could be collecting contact information from anyone who saw you fall. If you were somewhere like a grocery store and you fell over the cord of the large vacuum they use and they hadn’t put it away, take a picture of that. If you were on the steps of a public building in a colder state and you slipped on ice that hadn’t been salted, for example, take a photo of that. You also need to make an accident report when appropriate. You would make an accident report if you were hurt at a public store or getting off of the bus. You wouldn’t necessarily make an accident report with a friend if you tripped in their yard.

The next thing that you need to do, regardless of how you got hurt, is to get medical treatment. You need to either go to the emergency room or an urgent care facility right away. You don’t want to wait to do this because the insurance company will look at your case and try to find reasons to reduce what they owe you or throw away your claim all together. Of course, you go and get treatment because your body needs it but, with regards to your litigation and having a successful claim, you go because you want to be able to officially prove to the insurance company the injuries that the insured caused you. A delay in seeking medical treatment would mean that the insurance company could say that you lied about how you got your injuries or you lied about how bad your injuries were. If they can claim either one of those things to be true, then they can throw away your claim or reduce your compensation award.

Make sure you call our office to set up a free consultation with our Gilbert slip and fall attorneys as soon as you possibly can. We want to get started working on your case right away.

Arizona Slip and Fall Pure Comparative Negligence

 The statute for compensation will vary from state to state. Arizona follows the rules of pure comparative negligence.

Pure comparative negligence will allow someone to receive compensation regardless of their role in the accident save those who caused the accident to happen and were completely at fault. What this boils down to is that you are eligible to collect compensation for your damages if you have been deemed 0% to 99% at fault. If someone saw you run face first into a wall and you claimed that you had a slip and fall case, the insurance company would say no and deem you to be a 100% at fault for your own injuries. That’s of course a ridiculous hypothetical but it illustrates a point.

Here is what pure comparative negligence looks like in a real-life example. Alice is at a grocery store and she rounds the corner to the next aisle. As she’s turning the corner, she slips in a jar that had spilled over an hour ago that she didn’t see a sign for. She breaks her elbow and she hits her head, suffering a concussion. The insurance company would try very hard to pin some of the blame on to Alice. They may say that because she was, for example, wearing flip-flops she was not properly attired for hazardous floors and she’s partially at fault. Let’s say that the insurance company succeeded in deeming her 10% at fault for the accident. Let’s also say that she was awarded $10,000 in damages. Because of the 10% that she was at fault, she would collect 90% of her award. That would leave her with $9000 of compensation.

Of course, it is the job of your Gilbert slip and fall attorneys to not let something like this happen to you where the insurance company can pin something on you to reduce what they will give you in compensation. We want to make sure that you get compensation in the fullest and fairest amount.

These insurance companies are aware of Arizona pure comparative negligence rules and they like to utilize this to save themselves money. They use a tool to try to get you to implicate yourself in your slip and fall accident. The reason why we urge you to get in contact with our Gilbert slip and fall attorneys as soon as possible is to avoid things like giving the insurance company a recorded statement. If the insurance company is able to get a recorded statement from you they will be able to ask you questions about your accident in a way that could back you into a corner and force you to say something that will diminish the value of your claim. This is something that our attorneys are able to protect you from if you call them right away and set up a consultation. We don’t want you to be taken advantage of by the insurance company.

Please note that the sooner you get in contact with our attorneys the better off your case will likely be. You are going to be held to the Arizona statute of limitations, which gives you two years from the date of your slip and fall to bring your case in order to get compensation. If you attempt to bring your case after this, then you are going to be barred from receiving compensation altogether. That would be the insurance companies dream but your nightmare. We don’t want to see liable parties get away with harming innocent people like you. You deserve compensation for your damages.

Your compensation award is based on all of the ways that the slip and fall has affected your life. Your non-economic damages would be your pain and suffering. For example, that would include how long you were or are in pain because of the slip and fall accident, as well as any type of mental anguish that you’ve experienced since the slip and fall. It could also include loss of quality of life. An example of this would be no longer being able to walk your dog on a daily basis because you broke your leg. Economic damages would include your medical bills and physical therapy costs, as well as any lost wages from having to miss work. All of these should be compensated in the fullest amount and our attorneys will work hard to provide that for you.

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Call Our Gilbert Slip and Fall Attorneys Today

 It is never easy to be involved in an accident that leaves you harmed. We are so sympathetic to those who have suffered at the hands of other negligent people. We hope that you reach out to our Gilbert personal injury attorneys at Free Injury Legal Advice as soon as you possibly can to get started on your case. We know that you have suffered injustice and we want that corrected. We push the insurance companies and hold their feet to the flames to make sure that not only do you get the compensation you deserve, but it is in the fullest and fairest amount. Call our office today to set up a free initial consultation.

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