If you think you live in a world where people are always ready to help each other and pay for each other negligence, you can think of fighting your slip and fall case yourself. However, if you take a look at the real world you will realize that it is extremely difficult to get compensated for your injuries even when you got injured without any fault. The party on the other side will always try to prove that it wasn’t its fault that you slipped or tripped. It would be difficult for you to present your arguments and convince them otherwise.
You must admit the fact that the insurance company earn from its insurance policies and this earning is only possible when the company doesn’t ever have to give the policy premiums back to the insured person. When you are injured and the negligent person has to pay for your injuries from his insurance policy, the insurance company comes in action and does whatever it can to save the policy money. In this particular scenario, you have to use many tricks and tactics in order to convince and persuade the insurance company of the negligent person to pay for your injuries.
Mostly, there are two arguments that will be given against you to kill the case in the first place. First, the negligent party will not agree that it was negligent and say that it didn’t have ample time to do something about the thing that caused the slip. For example, the store owner might say that it was about to lift the banana peel from the floor when the customer slipped on it and that it was thrown just a few moments ago by another customer. Another argument that will be presented against the victim is that he was negligent instead of the owner.
The owner of the shop might say that the customer could easily see that the floor was wet since it was in well-lit area and clearly visible but the customer was so negligent that he slipped. Now, as an ordinary person who doesn’t face such a scenario too often you will be flustered by the situation. You won’t have the best arguments to prove your case as the stronger one. That’s where the personal injury lawyer comes in and strengthens your case with his professional and convincing arguments.
He collects all the information from you and presents it in front of the other party in such a way that they are convinced that your case is stronger and you will win it if it is taken to the court. The arguments, reputation, experience and success rate of your lawyer is enough pressure for the offending party to agree for a good settlement amount. If you have a slip and fall case and you think it would be hard for you to handle the case yourself, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Research many lawyers in your area and take free consultations from them to see which one is most helpful.