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7-17-24-lost-wages-300x200Every minute that a slip-and-fall accident victim spends in the hospital, in physical rehabilitation, or driving between medical appointments is time that could have been spent elsewhere. If and when this time detracts from your ability to make a living, it provides cause to request compensation for lost income.

Understanding Lost Wages In New York Slip-And-Fall Accident Claims

Every slip-and-fall accident is different, and any claim for damages must accurately account for a victim’s outstanding losses and anticipated longer-term expenses.

7-9-24-Compensation-Steps-300x100You should never have to pay out-of-pocket for medical costs incurred by an accident that was not your fault. However, the choices you make after an accident could impact your chances of making a successful recovery. Here are five steps to take to protect your right to compensation:

  1. Make a Doctor’s Appointment

You should always see the doctor after a slip-and-fall accident.

7-2-24-cost-of-attorney-265x300Suppose you’ve never worked with a personal injury lawyer before. In that case, you may have fallen prey to a common misconception: that the most experienced slip-and-fall accident attorneys charge the highest possible rates, making it borderline impossible for ordinary people to afford their services.

In some areas of law, attorneys charge incredible amounts of money, however, that is not the case for personal injury claims.

Contingency Fees: The #1 Reason You Can 100% Afford To Hire An Attorney

6-25-24-Choosing-the-right-lawyer-300x177If you’ve been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident that wasn’t your fault, hiring a personal injury lawyer could drastically improve your odds of obtaining a fair settlement. However, your choice of representation is key to your success.

Here are some tips that could help you make the right decision:

Decide Whether You Need a Slip-and-Fall Lawyer

6-11-24-trial-300x169   1. Establishing the Elements Of A Slip-And-Fall Claim

Slip-and-fall accidents can occur under a wide range of very different circumstances.

However, most successful slip-and-fall claims center on similar sets of elements. These elements relate to the facts and circumstances of your accident and help establish whether a property owner or other party should be found liable for your losses.

6-4-24-slip-fall-300x200Slip-and-fall accidents can have life-altering repercussions. However, litigating and winning a lawsuit could prove difficult.

Here are 10 tips to improve your chances of success:

  1. Make a Doctor’s Appointment

5-28-24-Drowsy-Driving-300x200In many ways, the effects of driving while fatigued mirror the effects of driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. According to some studies, sleep-deprived motorists have slower reaction times than those who are drunk. Similar effects have been reported concerning “lateral control,” or the ability to stay within the boundaries of a single lane.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that drowsy driving, and drowsy drivers, are responsible for the following:

  1. An estimated 91,000 police-reported collisions annually;

5-21-24-Rental-Car-300x185A rental car accident can spell an early and unfortunate end to a family holiday or business trip.

However, if you’ve been injured, a collision can have consequences far beyond the costs of lost bookings and cancellation fees. Although you might be able to obtain some relief from a rental car company’s insurance provider or your no-fault policy, obtaining anything resembling reasonable compensation isn’t always easy—even if the accident wasn’t your fault.

Here’s what you can do to protect your rights before filing a personal injury lawsuit:

5-14-24-Rideshare-300x200Although many Uber and Lyft drivers go to great lengths to keep their passengers safe, accidents still happen—often leaving survivors in pain, and under unexpectedly heavy financial pressure.

After a serious accident, you should protect your right to recovery by taking the following steps:

  1. Call 9-1-1

5-7-24-Pedestrian-Accident-300x200Pedestrian accidents can leave survivors grappling with intense physical pain and overwhelming financial strain. Although you could be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries, securing a fair settlement isn’t always straightforward.

You should protect your rights to recovery by taking the following steps:

  1. Make a Doctor’s Appointment, and Keep Close Tabs on Your Symptoms
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