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What Is My Case Worth in Colorado?

If you sustained injuries in a personal injury accident, you are likely pursuing a claim to recover compensation from the negligent party. Understandably, one of the most common questions prospective clients ask is, How much is my personal injury case worth? Determining your case value can be complicated in some situations. That is why you need an experienced Colorado personal injury lawyer at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, who can help. To better understand what your case is worth, it’s essential to understand the factors that go into determining your case value. Injury Type and Severity One of the most important factors in determining case value is your injury type and severity. That means someone with a more severe injury in an accident will likely have a higher case value than someone with seemingly minor injuries. For example, an accident victim with brain damage and in the hospital weeks after the accident will have a higher value than someone with a sprained ankle that heals within a month. Cases involving victims with comparable injuries can still have very different resolutions. Imagine two victims who sustained a broken leg in similar accidents. In one case, the victim’s broken leg healed quickly with no residual pain complaints. The other victim had complications and will require additional surgery. The second victim’s case will likely be worth more than the first victim’s. Liability Liability plays a crucial role in determining your case value. Colorado is a modified comparative negligence state. That means you can still collect a portion of your damages even if you are partially at fault for your injuries. However, if you are 50% at fault or greater, you are barred from recovery. Your percentage of fault will reduce any potential settlement or jury award you receive. That means if a jury finds you 20% at fault, you could still collect up to 80% of your damages. However, if a jury finds you 55% at fault, you will collect nothing. Damages Your damages are the financial losses that you incurred as a result of the personal injury accident. They are both tangible and intangible. Your tangible losses are called economic damages. They include things such as your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, etc. All these items have corresponding dollar amounts that you can calculate.  Non-tangible damages are called non-economic damages. They consist of more subjective value items like your physical pain and suffering, emotional anguish, loss of consortium, and more. When determining a demand amount for your case, your attorney will calculate your economic and non-economic damages together. Contact a Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer Determining your case value can be challenging in some instances. You need a skilled Colorado personal injury lawyer who has the expertise to estimate your overall damages accurately. At the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, our legal team has decades of experience recovering compensation for injured victims just like you. If you need to pursue a personal injury claim in Colorado, let us help. We know all the tactics and tricks that insurance companies use to reduce the value of your claim.   Suppose you received a settlement offer from the other party’s insurance company. In that case, you should always review it with an experienced attorney before agreeing to resolve your case or signing a release of all claims.  Contact the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, today to schedule an initial consultation to learn more about how we can assist you in a Colorado personal injury claim.

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What Is the Difference Between Negligence and Gross Negligence in Colorado?

If you sustained an injury due to another person’s actions and are considering legal action, you may be wondering if there’s a difference between negligence and gross negligence. At the Tenge Law Firm, our experienced Colorado personal injury attorneys can help differentiate between the two and determine the potential value of your claim. Whether your injury occurred as the result of a car accident or a slip and fall, we dedicate ourselves to fighting for your financial, physical, and emotional wellbeing. What Is Negligence? Negligence is a term used to describe actions that result in a risk of harm to other people. Generally, negligent actions arise from a person failing to take reasonable precautions in certain situations. Some examples of negligence include: A driver running a red light and causing a car accident; A grocery store employee failing to put up a wet floor sign after mopping; or A surgeon causing injury to a patient during a routine procedure. To pursue compensation for negligence, there are four different elements you must prove: duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages. Duty of Care To prove negligence, you must first show that the other party owed you a duty of care. This means that they must be legally obligated to take reasonable actions to avoid injuring others. In a car accident case, this may be as simple as the duty to follow traffic laws. Breach of Duty After proving the defendant owed a duty of care, you must show that their actions breached that duty. For example, if the defendant decides to speed through a stop sign, they are breaching their duty of care to surrounding drivers. Causation Once you show that the defendant breached their duty, you need to prove that their actions caused your injuries. Although this sounds relatively straightforward, a defendant may argue that your injuries are the result of a pre-existing condition. Damages Finally, once you prove that the defendant had a duty of care and that their breach of that duty resulted in your injuries, you must show that you sustained damages. This includes monetary losses, such as medical bills, as well as non-economic losses, like pain and suffering. What Is Gross Negligence? Gross negligence is much more serious than standard negligence and arises from willful, wanton, or reckless behavior. Rather than simple carelessness, gross negligence is extreme indifference to the health and safety of others. Examples of this include: A drunk driver speeding down a busy street; A doctor amputating the wrong limb on their patient; or A company selling a product that they know is dangerous without sufficient warnings. One of the biggest differences between gross negligence vs negligence is the availability of exemplary damages. According to C.R.S. §13-21-102, a victim may pursue exemplary damages in cases of “fraud, malice, or willful and wanton conduct.” The jury usually determines the extent of this award based on the circumstances of the case. How Our Colorado Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help For nearly 30 years, the attorneys at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC., have provided diligent representation for injury victims throughout Colorado. If you sustain an injury due to another person’s negligence, we will fight for the compensation and peace of mind you need. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 303-665-2929 or contact us online.

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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Colorado Personal Injury Claims?

In Colorado individuals generally have two years to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. For automobile accidents, Colorado law extends the statute of limitations to three years. For immediate assistance, please contact us online or call (303) 665-2929 for a free consultation. What Is a Statute of Limitations? A statute of limitations is a law that says how much time an injured party has to sue the person at fault. This means that if you wait too long to take your personal injury claim to court, the person responsible can raise the statute of limitations as a defense. Unless the circumstances of your case fall within a few narrow exceptions, the judge will then dismiss your lawsuit and you will not be able to recover for your losses. It doesn’t matter how severely you were injured. If you wait too long, you can’t sue.   Why Does Colorado Have Statutes of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims? Colorado’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims exists for several reasons. One is fairness to defendants. Imagine receiving a court summons notifying you that a person you hit a decade ago was suing you for damage to his car. Not very fair. For this reason, statutes of limitation promote society’s interest in finality. Other reasons for imposing statutes of limitations on personal injury plaintiffs include preservation of evidence and judicial economy. As time goes on, memories fade and witnesses move away. In addition, courts are busy places and lack the resources to deal with stale cases.   How Long Do I Have to Bring a Colorado Personal Injury Claim? It depends on when your claim accrued. Statutes of limitations specify a time period for filing a lawsuit. The clock starts when the claim is triggered, or “accrues.” In Colorado, a claim accrues at the time of the accident, or when an injured person discovers or should have discovered, the injury.  In Colorado, injured persons generally have two years from the date of accrual to bring a personal injury claim against the party at fault. When automobiles are involved, Colorado law extends the statute of limitations to three years from the date of accrual.  What Happens if I Don’t Know I’m Injured Until After the Statute of Limitations Has Expired? Imagine surviving a car wreck believing yourself to be okay, only to experience health problems years later and after the three-year statute of limitations has expired. In Colorado, it still might be possible to bring a lawsuit against the negligent driver by raising the “discovery rule.” Under this rule, if a Colorado plaintiff can show their injury was not reasonably discoverable until after the statute of limitations had expired, then chances are likely that the court will find the Colorado personal injury statute of limitations never accrued and permit the lawsuit to go forward. What If I Am Unable to File a Lawsuit Before the Colorado Statute of Limitations Expires?  While the discovery rule serves to preserve a personal injury claim in cases where the injury doesn’t immediately manifest itself, tolling freezes the statute of limitations for personal injury claims. In other words, it stops the clock for some reason after the claim has already accrued. Tolling is about ensuring fairness to a plaintiff. In Colorado, tolling is appropriate when the plaintiff is unable to bring a suit for an excusable reason. Examples include minors and medically incapacitated persons (e.g., people in a coma or otherwise incapacitated). In some cases, military service tolls the statute of limitations. Colorado courts also find it necessary to freeze the statute of limitations when the defendant has engaged in fraudulent concealment. This happens when a defendant hides evidence. Contact Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers Before Your Claim Expires Timing is everything. If you fail to bring a lawsuit within the statute of limitations, you could lose your right to recover your losses. Please don’t risk your case by trying to handle it independently. Let the skilled legal team at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC help. We have three decades of experience handling statute of limitations issues in personal injury cases in Colorado. We have worked hard to earn our reputation as one of the finest personal injury law firms in Colorado. We will be there for you every step of the way. To learn more about how we can assist you with a Colorado personal injury claim, contact Tenge Law Firm, LLC., today.

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What Is a Reasonable Settlement Amount for Pain and Suffering in Colorado?

After sustaining an injury, the pain and suffering that you go through is very real. Even though it can be hard to measure, you can seek compensation for it following a Colorado accident.  Lost wages and medical bills are forms of economic damages. They are tangible, have a precise monetary value, and are easily proven in court.  Unlike medical bills and lost wages, however, pain and suffering is a form of non-economic damage. Non-economic damages are intangible and, notably, lack a precise dollar value. Nevertheless, non-economic damages are just as relevant as economic damages in civil litigation.  If you are filing a claim for civil damages, you should always account for any pain and suffering you experience. Because pain and suffering is a form of non-economic damage, however, it is hard to know how much your pain and suffering is worth. Tenge Law Firm is here to break down some pain and suffering settlement examples, so you will know how much a reasonable settlement for pain and suffering is before you file your claim. Please contact us online or call (303) 665-2929 today for a free consultation. When Can I Sue for Pain and Suffering Damages? Before estimating the value of your pain and suffering damages, you should first know what qualifies as pain and suffering in Colorado. Pain and suffering includes both physical pain and mental anguish that you suffer as a result of the incident or injury. If the accident or injury in question causes such suffering, you can include pain and suffering damages in your claim. Establishing Pain and Suffering To recover pain and suffering damages you must show that the cause of your pain and suffering is the injury or incident itself. For example, if your pain and suffering stems from a car accident, you need to prove that the car accident caused the pain and suffering. You can prove your suffering with the help of a medical or mental health professional. Depending on how the incident is causing you pain and suffering, you might need to prove in court that: You received treatment for physical pain by a medical professional; You received psychological treatment from a mental health professional; You have lost a limb or your body was subject to permanent disfigurement; or You have lost the ability to do certain things that make you happy. The key, no matter what form of pain and suffering you are dealing with, is proving that the incident caused your suffering. Establishing something like losing a limb is often a bit more straightforward than establishing things like insomnia or anxiety, as the latter requires a specific diagnosis. Opposing parties often try to argue that mental health issues were pre-existing when claimants seek compensation for pain and suffering, but medical diagnoses will typically counter such claims. What Is a Reasonable Settlement for Pain and Suffering in Colorado? The reasonable value of your pain and suffering settlement depends on your individual circumstances. The length of your suffering, the form it takes, and its intensity can all affect your settlement value. Furthermore, the total economic damages that you seek in your injury claim can also affect the value of your pain and suffering. Non-economic damages frequently exceed economic damages and may be calculated by multiplying economic damages by a number between 1 and 5, depending on their severity. But at the end of the day, juries are given wide discretion in calculating awards for pain and suffering. They will evaluate all the evidence before them to calculate your award. Unlike economic damages, Colorado caps the amount of non-economic damages you can recover in a given claim. With few exceptions, the cap on non-economic damages in civil claims is roughly $500,000. Thus, most reasonable settlements for pain and suffering will not exceed $500,000. In specific circumstances, your non-economic damages can exceed this cap, but Colorado courts apply a strict legal standard in such instances. If you believe your non-economic damages might exceed the cap, it is crucial that you speak to a personal injury lawyer right away.  Tenge Law Firm Can Help with Your Pain and Suffering Settlement While you can try calculating the value of your pain and suffering damages yourself, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you pursue the maximum pain and suffering compensation available under the law. The personal injury attorneys at Tenge Law Firm in Colorado are here to help you through the legal process and fight for all of the damages you suffered. We have offices in Fort Collins, Boulder, and Denver, where our top priority is to fulfill all our clients’ needs. We have recovered more than $50 million for our clients in the last 7 years alone. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding all of your personal injury needs.

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Colorado Personal Injury Laws & Statutory Rules

Whether you are in the Boulder, Denver, or Fort Collins area, injuries happen every day. In Boulder, we see quite a few bicycle-related injuries. In the Denver metro area, we see a lot of injuries caused by car accidents. Sometimes we injure ourselves and have to personally bear all of the associated costs. Other times, injuries happen through no fault of our own.  If someone else causes you an injury, you can hold them liable in civil court for the damages you suffer. Different states have different rules surrounding civil liability, so it is important for Coloradans to know Colorado’s rules on the matter. After an injury you may wonder, How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Colorado? Or, How is liability established in Colorado personal injury claims? If you have questions like these, you are in the right place. Read on for more information from Tenge Law Firm’s personal injury team.  Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim? In a general sense, anyone who suffers an injury due to someone else’s negligent or intentional actions can hold that person liable for damages. For a successful civil claim, the evidence the plaintiff puts forth must confirm their story. Unlike in criminal court, where the evidence must prove guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt,” the evidence threshold in a civil case is lower. Civil claimants need only prove their story by a “preponderance of the evidence.” If a jury believes the plaintiff a mere 51% or more, their claim succeeds. Establishing Liability for Damages In legal terms, there are four things an injured party must show in order to establish liability for damages caused by negligence. Here, we will go through those four requirements. In doing so, we will use “plaintiff” to describe the injured party and “defendant” for the party who caused the injury. Duty of Care First, we must establish whether or not a duty of care existed between the defendant and the plaintiff at the time of the incident. A duty of care requires that someone acts with the attention and caution of a reasonable person when dealing with others. For example, all drivers owe a duty of care towards others on the road to drive reasonably safely, follow traffic rules, and avoid collisions. Alternatively, business owners owe a duty of care to customers legally in their store to provide a reasonably safe environment for conducting business. If a duty of care exists, the first requirement is met. Breach of Duty Once we establish a duty of care between the plaintiff and defendant, we need to assess whether the defendant breached that duty of care. In law, we use the “reasonable person standard” to assess whether someone’s actions breach a duty of care. The reasonable person standard is a four-part assessment. Juries assess whether: A reasonable person; Given all the faculties and capabilities of an ordinary person; Would have acted in the same way; Given the same or similar circumstances. If the answer to the fourth part of the question is “no”, the defendant has acted negligently and thus violated the reasonable person standard. Actual Harm Once the existence and violation of a duty of care are established, the next step is establishing that real damage occurred. Real damages include both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are easier to prove than non-economic damages. In fact, without the existence of economic damages, proving non-economic damages is exceedingly difficult. Consider someone slipping and falling on a wet spot at the supermarket. If they visit the emergency room, proving economic damage is as easy as providing the medical bill. However, if the person who falls does not seek medical attention, they do not suffer economic damage. Even if that person suffers psychological distress due to the fall, proving that distress is difficult. Causation Finally, a plaintiff must establish causation in a personal injury claim. To do so, the evidence must show that the real damage occurred because of the breach of the duty of care. A plaintiff may suffer damages, but if those damages are not caused by the defendant’s breach of the duty of care, the defendant is not liable for those damages. If the evidence establishes that all four of these requirements are met, the plaintiff is entitled to damage recovery. Negligence Per Se in Colorado Sometimes in Colorado, a plaintiff can establish a defendant’s negligence in a separate but similar manner by showing negligence per se or presumptive negligence. If someone violates a law, regulation, or statute, and injures or otherwise damages someone else in the process, they are liable for the damage their actions cause. In other words, by breaking a law or regulation, Colorado law presumes those actions are negligent by default.  Colorado’s Statute of Limitations Statutes of limitations limit the amount of time after an incident that someone can file a legal action pertaining to that incident. Courts will throw out a legal claim filed after the statute of limitations expires. Colorado’s general statute of limitations for most personal injuries is two years from the date of the accident. However, if an injury is not immediately apparent and takes some time to discover, the clock doesn’t start running until after the victim discovers the injury. This is not the only statute of limitations relevant to personal injuries. The statute of limitations for property and personal injury damages caused by car accidents is three years from the date of the accident. Exceptions to Colorado’s Statute of Limitations There are a couple of exceptions to Colorado’s statute of limitations for personal injuries. The first exception applies to minors without legal representation and those who are mentally incompetent at the time of an accident. If someone is a minor, lacks legal representation, and suffers an injury before the age of 18, or, while mentally incapacitated—the statute of limitations only starts to run when they turn 18, gain a legal representative, or see their mental faculties restored. The next exception applies in cases where...

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What Is Considered a Serious Injury in a Colorado Car Accident?

You may hear people tell you that you should hire an attorney if you sustained severe injuries in a car crash. However, what is considered a serious injury in a car accident?  Serious injuries are ones that result in permanent damage, loss of a body organ or function, significantly limited use of a body part, fractures, disfigurement, spinal cord damage, brain injuries, and death. In these situations, retaining an experienced Colorado car accident attorney is extremely helpful. At the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, our practice focuses on Colorado auto accident claims. We have years of experience assisting injured clients just like you to recover the compensation they deserve in these accidents. Types of Accidents that Often Cause Severe Injuries There are numerous ways you could sustain a severe injury in a car accident. Some of the most common types of car accidents include the following. Rollover Accidents SUVs are especially prone to rollover accidents because of their high center of gravity when compared with smaller vehicles. Many rollover accidents involve the car flipping multiple times, resulting in severe injuries such as spinal cord injuries, broken bones, internal organ damage, etc. Side-Impact Crashes Side-impact crashes are typically known as T-bone collisions and occur when one vehicle makes an impact on the side of another vehicle. These accidents can leave victims with severe injuries since the side of a vehicle is typically not built to withstand the impact in the same manner as the front and rear of the car is. Head-on Collisions Head-on collisions often occur when a vehicle attempts to overtake another vehicle on a one-lane road, so they are going the wrong way. These collisions are very serious and pose an increased risk for fatalities for both front passengers and drivers in either vehicle. Other types of collisions can also result in severe injuries. If you were involved in any serious auto accident, contact the Tenge Law Firm today to schedule an initial consultation. Understanding Brain Injuries in a Colorado Car Accident One of the most severe types of injuries in a car accident is a brain injury. Brain injuries are unfortunately quite common in car accidents. In some cases, symptoms of a brain injury might not appear for days or even weeks after an accident. Some people may not even be aware they have symptoms until they engage in everyday activities of work and life. These are all reasons why getting evaluated after an accident is so important. You may not even realize you have symptoms of a brain injury, but a doctor will. Symptoms of a Brain Injury in a Car Accident Brain injuries are classified as mild, moderate, or severe. A mild brain injury is one where there’s a loss of consciousness for under 30 minutes. Many traumatic brain injuries are mild, but some injured victims will experience symptoms for at least a year or more. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms There are multiple symptoms and signs of a mild brain injury. These symptoms include: Nausea, Coordination issues, Depression, Excessive sleep, Memory loss, Mood changes, Comprehension issues, Seizures, and Sensory issues. Many victims who have a mild traumatic brain injury will fully recover and enjoy their previous quality of life. Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms Victims who have a moderate to severe brain injury will experience symptoms right away or within several days. Symptoms include: Repeated bouts of nausea or vomiting; Confusion; Depression; Clear fluid that drains from your nose or ears; One or both dilated pupils; Difficulty walking or speaking; and Bouts of irritability or combativeness. In the most severe cases, the victim will be unconscious for an extended period of time. They may be in a coma or need to be in a medically induced coma to potentially stop further damage. Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries in a Car Accident There are several different types of brain injuries you can sustain during a car accident. Some of the most common brain injuries include: Concussion: Concussions usually cause a brief loss of consciousness and no permanent damage. However, multiple concussions can cause more significant damage over time. Contusion: A contusion is a bruise on a specific part of the brain which results from an impact. Hematoma: Hematomas are blood clots in the brain that develop when a blood vessel ruptures. Hematomas can be small, or they can enlarge and compress the brain. There are different names for clots depending on where they develop. For example, an epidural hematoma forms between the skull and dura lining, while a subdural hematoma is one between the brain and dura. Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Also called tSAH, this is bleeding into the area that surrounds the brain. This type of injury occurs when small arteries tear during the initial injury. There are other types of brain injuries that you might sustain during a car accident as well. Don’t assume that if your injury is not on this list, we cannot assist you. Contact Tenge Law Firm Today If you suffered a severe injury in a car accident, don’t attempt to handle your claim alone. Let the skilled legal team at the Tenge Law Firm assist you. To learn more about how we can protect your rights and help you fight for the compensation you deserve, schedule an initial consultation. Contact our office today, so we can review the facts of your case and advise you of the best course of legal action.

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Tips to Follow After a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents are some of the trickiest situations in personal injury law. One reason for this is that they can happen most anywhere and to anyone. They are not very predictable and the weather doesn’t have to be icy, snowy or wet for an accident to take place. Most everyone will suffer a fall at some point in their lives and there’s a good chance it won’t be your fault when it happens. There is a level of safety that needs to be provided at homes, workplaces, and other public spaces to ensure people are not injured by a slip and fall accident. This is called premises liability. If you are injured on someone else’s property because they failed to make that space properly safe, then you could be entitled to compensation. Compensation in slip and fall accidents will usually cover medical expenses, loss of work while recovering, and more as it relates to the accident. What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident So what should you do if you or someone you love is injured in a slip and fall? Here are some personal injury law tips to help you. Seek Medical Attention Immediately Your health and well-being is the most important thing at this time. How long do you have to go to the doctor after a slip and fall accident? The only sensible answer to this question is as soon as possible, even if you do not believe you are injured. A slip and fall injury might not produce symptoms right away. You are going to need documentation of any injuries as soon as possible. If you suffered an injury, you are going to need a medical report to establish exactly how serious it is. Your medical records will serve as crucial evidence to support your claim. Report the Incident You should also report the incident to the manager, supervisor, homeowner or some other person in charge at the location of your fall. A landlord or business manager should take a written statement and provide you with a copy before you leave the scene.   Take Photos Always try to take photos of the location you fell and the area around it. You want to document the exact location with as much photographic evidence as possible. You also need to document the time and date of the accident. Additionally, be sure to photograph anything that could establish a cause for the accident. Follow Medical Advice Do not miss doctor’s appointments, and do exactly as your doctor tells you to. Otherwise, the defendant can attempt to blame you for your own condition. Missing doctor’s appointments in particular suggests that you were not seriously injured—even if you were in too much pain to go. Collect Info Document absolutely everything. You should collect all relevant info such as names, phone numbers, and addresses of witnesses or people involved. Write out a complete description of the accident while it is fresh in your mind. Keep a medical diary where you record your symptoms and the pain and suffering that you experience. Stay Off Social Media Don’t use any of your accounts until your compensation is already in your bank account. If you must use social media, don’t talk about your accident or upload any photos that make you look healthy.. Don’t accept friend requests from strangers, because an insurance adjuster will try to gain access to your accounts. Save Your Clothing and Shoes You should take the clothing and shoes you were wearing at the time of the accident and keep them in a safe place. They could be used as important evidence in the case at some point. Call an Attorney You should call an experienced premises liability lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Slip and fall cases are often difficult to prove, and you want to involve a professional as soon as possible.  Have your lawyers negotiate your claim for you. Remember, your lawyers cannot accept a settlement offer on your behalf unless you authorize them to. If they are experienced slip and fall lawyers, they almost certainly have a lot more experience negotiating claims that you do. Take advantage of their skills!  Remember: insurance adjusters are professional negotiators, and they are not your “good neighbor.” They are your adversary. At The Tenge Law Firm, LLC, we have been helping personal injury clients for nearly 30 years. We have the experience you need to seek the compensation you deserve. What to Do If You Slip and Fall in a Store  If you slip and fall in astore, take the following steps, in addition to those above: Identify any substance or obstacle that caused your accident. It might have been water on the floor, a banana peel, an uneven surface, merchandise left on the floor or something else. Do your best to identify it before you leave the scene of the accident. Request a copy of the store security video. You need to do this right away, because some shops erase their footage every 24 hours. Video footage can be very convincing evidence. File an incident report with the store. The store will almost certainly have a procedure for filing one. Be careful what you say, because the store is already your adversary. Read the report carefully, and sign it yourself if it is accurate. Make sure to obtain a copy of the incident report for yourself before you leave the store. If you’d like to learn more about personal injury law, or how we can help you with a slip and fall case, contact us today.

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