Slip and fall accidents are serious and can result in extreme injury. So suing the party whom
caused the accident is not a frivolous affair. This is especially so because
medical bills can easily reach amounts in excess of tens of thousands
Experienced Newburgh slip and fall attorneys have seen slip and fall injuries cause fractured fingers, hands, arms,
and ribs. Skull fractures result as well. They have also seen injured
plaintiffs battle concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
Medical bills begin to mount immediately after a
slip and fall accident. Transport to a hospital in an ambulance will incur costs. Emergency care
is costly as well. Not only is there billing for the emergency room physician’s
examination, but X-rays cost money too. Casting and or splinting of a
fracture, follow up care, and surgical repairs also top the list of medical expenses.
slip and fall victim has health coverage, such will dampen the effect. But co-payments are
out of pocket, and so are deductibles. Consider the fact that many victims
have high deductible health care plans.
In addition to the above, the owner of the property upon which the victim
fell will most likely have insurance coverage for such an event. The property
owner’s insurance company can and should be contacted so that injured
victims can receive compensation. It can be difficult, but if the property
owner has Medical Payments Coverage, such can provide relief for the slip
and fall victim without having to initially show that the property owner
caused the accident. All that needs to be shown is proof that an accident
on the owner’s property in fact occurred.
slip and fall accident occurred on commercial property (a retail store, shopping mall, or office
complex, etc.), accident reports are routinely completed when a slip and
fall event happens. This is why it is so important for slip and fall victims
to notify the owner and or managers of commercial property when an accident
occurs. The victim not only knows that the event was documented, but the
victim will also have received the property owner’s insurance information.
Do not expect all property owners to have the above mentioned insurance
coverage because it is not required. Do not expect the property owner
to voluntarily pay your medical bills out of pocket. We suppose that some
lucky victims have received such at some point, somewhere. But it is not likely.
Most slip and fall victims will find it hard to receive compensation from insurers and property owners.
It is important for these victims to first contact an attorney to have
him or her contact these persons on the victim’s behalf.
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attorneys available here. Read an overview of proving your slip and fall case
available here. Learn what to do after a slip and fall accident
in our blog post available here.
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injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
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