If you suffer a personal injury from a slip or trip on another’s property, it is commonly referred to as a “slip and fall.” It is part of the broader personal injury law known as “premises liability.” This is a complex area of the law best left to top slip and fall personal injury attorneys to address!
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At Bottaro Injury Lawyers, we help our Rhode Island and Massachusetts clients with their slip and fall claims year-round. When you slip and fall on uneven or otherwise dangerous flooring, accumulated snow and ice in common areas, or trip on materials negligently left in your way, Bottaro Injury Lawyers has you covered!
In our years of practice, we have found that there are many common misconceptions about slip and fall cases. So today, we will debunk 3 common slip-and-fall misconceptions.
Myth 1: Slip and Fall Personal Injury Cases are Simple and Do Not Require a Lawyer.
False. When you make a claim for a slip and fall injury, you are up against powerful landowners and their big insurance companies. You have a daunting burden of proof. There is no obligation for the landowner or insurance company to help you. In fact, they will not! To succeed on your Massachusetts or Rhode Island premises liability claim, you must gather evidence to prove several elements – and to refute typical affirmative defenses.
Top slip and fall personal injury attorneys at Bottaro Injury Lawyers have seen all the defenses in the book and can prepare for them to arise.
Myth 2: After a Slip and Fall, the Business, Landowner, or Insurance Company will Voluntarily Cover my Losses, Such as Medical Bills.
False. As noted above, the property owner and their agents are under no obligation to help you. In fact, they see you as a nuisance and business expense! You need to lawyer up right away to have any chance at justice!
You will likely have many medical bills associated with your accident (think: ambulance costs, doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, surgery, and/or follow-up appointments). These costs add up! And often significantly change our clients’ financial states.
The truth is, insurance companies want to pay out as little as possible and will use any tactics they can to argue that your case is worth as little as possible. This amount is often below the cost of your medical expenses. This is why it is critical that you reach out to a top slip and fall personal injury law firm to explore all options and get the best payout possible!
Myth 3: I Have Plenty of Time to Make a Slip and Fall Case, so I Should Not Hire a Lawyer Right Away.
False. While it is true that in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, you generally have 3 years from the time of the incident to file a claim against the at-fault party, waiting to hire a personal injury lawyer is a huge mistake.
Evidence is lost. Witnesses lose their memory.
The sooner you hire an attorney to handle your case, the easier it will be to get your case off to a great start in investigating and gathering crucial evidence. Also, there may be other shorter time deadlines associated with your case, depending on the specifics of your situation.
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