Slip-and-fall accidents often involve tripping on an object, stepping into an unmarked hole, or falling off an unsecured edge of a walking surface. One of the most common slip-and-fall accidents involves slipping on liquid on a surface.
Many times, these accidents cause serious injuries, including broken bones and torn ligaments and in some cases, traumatic brain injuries. Frequently, the results of these injuries are: Expensive medical bills Lost wages from missed work Ongoing and long-term physical therapy Pain and anxiety Prioritizing After a Slip-and-Fall Injury Your priority after suffering a slip and fall injury should be healing. However, it can be difficult to focus on your recovery when you're worried about the legal and financial aspects of your case will affect your life.
If you're like most injury victims, you're wondering where you will find the money to pay for your medical expenses and it's particularly upsetting when you have to make up for lost wages.
No matter how simple or complicated your slip and fall claim, you should hire a lawyer to protect this interests of yourself and your family. You may only need someone to answer your questions and be available if a problem arises. We can do that as well. But you may need an experienced advocate who can aggressively pursue your rights and Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan & Blakesley, P.C. has been doing that for over 40 years.
We will aggressively pursue claims for benefits from the initial filing of the claim through all stages of a slip and fall claim.
For your own protection, contact a lawyer today. If you choose to contact our office, one of our experienced attorneys will spend as much time as you need answering any questions that you may have.
First and foremost, you should call the police immediately. Obviously, if you or a passenger have sustained personal injury, obtain emergency medical assistance. You must report a hit and run accident to your own insurance company within 24 hours in order to preserve your right to coverage.
A lien is the legal right to repayment. Liens are established in motor vehicle cases in a few different ways. First, some medical providers establish liens to protect their right to the payment of outstanding medical bills from the settlement of a personal injury case. Second, personal health insurance companies establish liens to allow them to be reimbursed for any payments made for medical treatment in a motor vehicle accident case. Third, certain public benefits paid to motor vehicle accident victims may be recovered through liens. In all cases, Massachusetts law establishes procedures and rights of lien holders. If applicable, a lien reduces the amount of damages an accident victim receives.
In this set of circumstances, your work related injuries are compensable under the Workers' Compensation Act. At the same time, you may have a right against a negligent motor vehicle operator as well. The interrelationship between a workers' compensation case and a personal injury claim is always complicated. You must be careful, as you will be dealing with at least two different insurance companies and their claims personnel. As has been said, you shouldn't go it alone.