An accidental fall can cause major injuries and is more common than you could imagine. In fact, in 2015 over 33,000 deaths occurred as a result of unintentional falls. If you or someone you care about suffered a slip and fall accident, receiving legal compensation for the injuries is a possibility. A slip and fall lawsuit boils down to proving damages and liability. An attorney knows which details of your case affect both aspects of a lawsuit. Keep reading to learn how an attorney can help with slip and fall cases. Damages: Documentation and Proof In slip and fall claims, damages include: Lost income Medical costs Pain and suffering It’s not enough to state your injuries, though. Documentation is necessary for everything. Employee pay records, tax records, and other tax forms can prove lost income. It’s bad enough to deal with an injury, let alone lose income over it too. The attorneys at 1800AskFree will make sure that you receive the best compensation possible. Medical records and bills are obtained and organized for presentation in your case. Getting complete medical records is sometimes difficult. Your attorney will help track them down for you if needed. If the records are not complete enough for legal purposes, a medical report is often requested from your doctor. This medical report needs to address the causal connection between your injuries and your slip and fall incident. Lastly, your attorney will go over your pain and suffering with you. It’s important that it’s presented in the most favorable manner. Proving Liability: Who’s to Blame? The next thing that needs addressing is who is at fault for your injuries....
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