Three Advantages to Retaining an Experienced Slip and Fall Attorney for Your Grocery Store Accident


January 14, 2015

While most people do not regard the local grocery store as a hazardous place, many shoppers suffer serious injuries in supermarkets each year.  These accidents can be caused by glass containers that fall from shelves and spill liquid on the floor, pallets left in walkways, rain that is tracked in through the front door, leaky produce refrigeration systems and a plethora of other hazards.

Although you might not expect to be injured in a fall, approximately 25,000 people are injured daily in slip and fall accidents according to the National Safety Council (NSC).  The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) indicates that sixty percent of liability claims involving grocery stores involve slip and fall complaints.  The NFSI also reports that falls are the number one cause of injury to both employees and customers in supermarkets across the U.S.

Some individuals injured in a fall inside a supermarket might consider handling their own personal injury claim.  However, injury victims that decide to proceed without legal representation typically have very little chance of maximizing the recovery they obtain for medical care, lost wages and other forms of loss.  Insurance companies that represent businesses have extensive litigation resources, experienced insurance adjusters and defense attorneys and a stable of experts.  This means that someone who falls in a store is at a distinct disadvantage when taking on insurance carriers without legal representation.  Some of the ways an experienced Georgia slip and fall lawyer can improve your prospects for obtaining the fullest amount of compensation include:

Network of Experts: When you work with an attorney with extensive experience handling liability claims related to falls, the law firm will have bring in relevant experts as needed.  For example, depending on the facts, in grocery store accident cases, an expert on flooring might prove valuable.  The store flooring might present an unreasonable risk because it is prone to become slick or sticky when a foreign substance is spilled.  Our personal injury lawyers also work with medical experts who can quantify the extent of a fall victims injuries and disability. 

Proper Evaluation of Claims:  Montlick and Associates' Atlanta personal injury attorneys have represented thousands of clients injured in falls.  This experience with similar fact patterns and injuries provides a basis to estimate the potential value of your claim.  We also research verdicts and settlements in similar cases which allows us to negotiate with the insurance company with an accurate understanding of the potential value of your claim.

Navigating Insurance Company Traps: When you deal with the representatives of insurance companies, they do not have your best interest in mind.  Insurers increase their profits by paying the least amount possible on insurance claims.  Insurers might ask you to agree to a recorded statement or to sign a release of medical records to uncover information that will support potential defenses.  During a recorded statement, the insurer will seek to obtain damaging or contradictory statements.  Medical records might reveal a prior injury that might be blamed for disabling injuries, although in many cases that blame is not a legal defense.  Our personal injury attorneys can protect your rights and help you maximize the value of your claim.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 30 Years of Experience to Work For Your Claim

If you are involved in a supermarket accident in Atlanta, contact us for a free consultation to help you determine your right to financial compensation for your injuries.  Our attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.  No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333).  You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat. 

Sources:

 http://abcnews.go.com/US/outrage-guardrail-crashes-tied-lost-limbs-deaths/story?id=25594344

Category: Personal Injury

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