Residential Property Slip and Fall
Did you trip and fall on someone else’s property? You may be entitled to compensation. Learn more about residential property slip and fall cases in this video by Las Vegas slip and fall lawyer Craig Murphy.
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If you’ve been injured on a residential property what should you do? The first thing, of course, is to make sure that if you’re injured, you get the medical treatment for it, but also you need to make sure that you get the evidence to support your claim. If there is a defect on that property that caused your injury or your fall, you need to document that and take some pictures of it.
Here’s what happens with most people: you’re at a friend’s or a relative’s house and you feel uncomfortable about doing that. Once you tell them you’re going to make a claim, they turn it over to their insurance company. Now, you’re no longer dealing with a friend or a relative; you’re dealing with an insurance company, and you’re in an adversarial position with that insurance company. They’re going to call your friend or relative, and they’re going to say that you have a duty to cooperate with them underneath your insurance policy, and if you don’t cooperate with them, you may not have any insurance coverage for this. Do not give them any information. It’s going to be too late for you to get any information to get the evidence to support your case.
If you have a potential claim, take some pictures. Ask the people, how long has this existed? How long has this been this way? Have them tell you, and make sure you take some notes, take some pictures, because that is going to be critical in establishing your case and your ability to get paid by the insurance company for your damages. Here’s the next step.
You have to have an attorney who deals with fall cases on a regular basis because they’re very complex. The insurance companies always fight them, and you need somebody who knows how to go out and get the evidence to build your case.
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