If you have suffered from a slip and fall accident, you may not know where to turn. You may be uncertain of which type of lawyer to hire or how to talk to insurance companies or other people involved in the matter. Slip and fall cases can be confusing, but the simplest thing to do is to follow some general rules and speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
Simple Rules for Slip and Fall Cases
It is important that you remember several simple facts about slip and fall cases, especially the fact that the insurance company is not on your side. If possible, they will try to discredit you or say that you were not injured at all.
Do not give any recorded or written statement to the insurance adjuster unless an experienced attorney is with you at the time. Laws vary between states, so the only way to get a clear and concise overview of the laws that may affect your case is to talk with your lawyer before you talk to the insurance company. Remember that the insurance companies are trying to pay you as little as possible, whereas a lawyer will strive to recover as much money as possible for you.
Nevada has a modified comparative negligence law that states that a Las Vegas business is not required to pay you compensation if you are found to be more than 50 percent at fault for the accident. Insurers try to leverage this law when you make a statement because it means that they can deny you payment. It is very important to speak to a lawyer who has experience in these cases before you give any statement that could later be used against you.
Attorneys who do not deal regularly with injury law may not have the skills to deal with an insurance adjuster who is trying to deny your claim in a slip-and-fall case. You need a lawyer who has years of experience in handling these types of cases and who knows the tricks insurance adjusters will use in denying coverage to injured victims.
At Bernstein & Poisson in Las Vegas, we have been dealing with slip-and-fall accident cases for 27 years and know all about the laws that affect your case. We may be able to help you recover damages such as pain and suffering, payment of medical bills and lost wages due to your injuries. Call Bernstein & Poisson now and see how we can help you in your slip-and-fall case.