During the winter months, snow and ice can cause slippery and dangerous walking conditions in many areas of the Midwest. When property owners fail to keep their sidewalks free of snow and ice, pedestrians are at risk of slipping and falling. Knowing the proper steps to protect yourself in the case of an injury legal claim is imperative to ensure you receive any needed compensation.
Today, Tolbert Beadle’s personal injury lawyer wants to discuss what to do if you are injured in a snow or ice fall. Read below to learn what our personal injury lawyer recommends that you do to protect yourself in case of a winter accident.
What to Do if You Are Injured in Snow or Ice Accident?
First and foremost, it is important to seek medical attention. Often times, your injuries may not be immediately noticeable. You could be in shock and adrenaline can prevent you from being aware of the extent of your injuries. Seeking medical help as quickly as possible will allow for you to receive any needed medical treatment as well as allow you to be medically evaluated.
You or a loved one should take photographs of the place where you fell as soon as you are safely able. Proving that the landowner neglected their responsibilities in keeping their property safe can be an integral part of any potential legal case. Even a cell phone picture of the conditions that caused your accident can be key to getting you proper compensation for your injuries. If you hire a personal injury lawyer, provide them with as much detail about the location as you can. At Tolbert Beadle LLC, our lawyers will dispatch an investigator to do a more thorough investigation of the location to ensure we have all the information needed to successfully file your claim.
Keep a log of any medical treatment you receive, noting the name of any doctor you visit in the course of your treatment as well as any procedures you receive. It is also very important to not speak with a representative of an insurance company. An insurance adjuster’s job is to collect as much information about the accident to use against you in any claim you bring regarding the accident. Do not give them the ammunition they need to combat any claims you make. This is why it is so important that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. Our personal injury lawyers will contact these adjusters immediately to advise them that you are being represented by an attorney and that they will not be allowed to contact you in the future. Insurance companies will have a team working on your case immediately, so should you.
In Need of a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Contact Tolbert Beadle, LLC as soon as possible if you are injured in a snow or ice-related accident. Proving liability in a slip and fall case can be extremely difficult, but working with a personal injury lawyer versed in the legal requirements of your case can be key to getting you the compensation you deserve. Call our offices toll-free at 1-800-884-4030 to speak to a representative.