Injuries caused by a slip and fall in the winter are so common due to slick, unforgiving surfaces. Ice or snow-covered sidewalks or steps on public property are common conditions that lead to many personal injury claims.
People of any age may suffer sprains, scrapes, broken bones, or brain trauma in what seems like an instant. If you are concerned about recovering from your rights in a slip and fall accident, you're urged to contact a Philadelphia personal injury attorney at Kwartler Manus to find out if you have a case. We've also compiled some commonly asked questions below to get you started.
What Do I Do If I'm Involved In A Slip and Fall Accident
It is crucial for a proper recovery to seek medical treatment immediately following a slip and fall accident. We recommend an examination within 72 hours, even if you don't feel that you have a severe injury.
A doctor can diagnose potentially long-term complications, detect internal bleeding, and check out potential breaks or sprains that you may not even realize. A timely examination gives us the tools necessary to prove that you have injuries caused by the fall.
Can I Settle Outside of Court?
Mediation plays a bit part in whether a case can be settled without going to court over a slip and fall accident. Insurance attorneys want to avoid drawn-out trials because their cost is going to increase. We want to settle quickly to ensure that you can receive a fair settlement without unnecessary delays. Each case has unique circumstances, so there's no guarantee to settle without a trial.
At Kwartler Manus, you will find a team of trial veterans who are ready to help you pursue the compensation you deserve—whether that means going to court or not.
Is There Compensation For Pain and Suffering?
There is no set dollar amount on the pain and suffering damages that often result from a winter slip and fall. Not only do some victims end up with long-term physical pain, but they may also go through some unfortunate life changes as a result.
For example, an individual who sustained a traumatic brain injury in an accident may experience:
Emotional damages (anxiety, depression, etc.)
Loss of enjoyment
These all fall under pain and suffering damages that will provide additional compensation to the victim.
Will I Be Responsible For My Medical Bills?
Following your accident, it’s crucial for you to attend all of your doctor’s appointments. Rest assured that medical expenses are included in most claims, so you can get reimbursement once the case is settled.
Document every bill and expense related to the incident so that they are included in your claim.
At Kwartler Manus, LLC, we have a team of experienced attorneys that specialize in slip and fall accidents. You have two years from the time you get hurt to file a case with a Philadelphia personal injury attorney, but we urge you to act quickly.
Whether you have a traumatic brain injury, a few cuts, and bruises, or broken bones, we want to hear your story and answer any questions that you may have about your premises liability case.
Give us a call today (267) 214-8608 to learn how we can help over a free consultation.