Slip and Fall/Premises Liability Accidents

SLIP AND FALL/PREMISES LIABILITY ACCIDENTS

At Rana Law Group, we handle cases involving slip and fall/premises liability. Commonly, these cases occur when a property owner fails to keep the premises reasonably safe and free from potential hazards. In most cases, the property owner knew or should have known that the potential hazard existed but did not use ordinary care to make the hazard safe or to warn others about the hazard. If you or someone you know is injured because of a hazard on another’s property, please contact us today at 314-329-7690 for a free consultation.

The video library below contains important information about your personal injury case.

INITIAL INSTRUCTIONS/INVESTIGATION STAGE

You made the right choice in hiring an expert to help you with your personal injury case. We will begin investigating your case on your behalf. Your job is to take care of yourself by getting medical treatment for your injuries. By going to medical providers, you document your injuries, which are crucial in cases such as yours.

WHAT IS MY CASE WORTH?

What a case is worth is subjective. There is no book or guide out there that equates a certain injury to a certain dollar figure. The value of a case depends on many factors, including the liability/facts of the case, the severity of injuries, where the case occurred and many other factors, including who is your attorney. At the end of the day, a case is worth what a jury renders as their verdict or what an insurance company offers that you are willing to accept.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO DOCUMENT MY INJURIES BY GOING TO A MEDICAL PROVIDER? WHAT ABOUT ACTIVITIES I CANNOT DO OR THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT FROM THE CRASH?

This is for clients who are two weeks into their case. At this point, you should be treating with a medical provider and documenting your injuries. Other things to consider are activities of daily living and the interference your injury may have, such as while working or at home. Lastly, how is your mental well-being? Are you having any anxiety or stress? If so, tell your healthcare professional so it can be documented in your medical records.

I LOST TIME FROM WORK – SHOULD I MAKE A CLAIM?

If you missed time from work, you can be compensated for this lost time, however, be sure it is the right option for your case. By making this claim, you will have to substantiate it, which typically involves providing the insurance company private information, such as your tax returns or paycheck stubs. Additionally, it must be documented by your employer as time missed for your injuries from a personal injury, as well as documented by your medical professionals that you are unable to work as a result of the injuries from your injury.

I HAVE BEEN TREATING FOR TWO MONTHS – DO I HAVE TO KEEP GOING?

This video is to help clients who are two months into their case. It is important to continue treating, if you need it. This is the only opportunity you have at recovering a fair amount for your injuries and everything else you went through as a result of this case. This is why it is so important to get the medical care you need and get better.

I HAVE BEEN TREATING FOR THREE MONTHS – WHAT NOW?

This video is for clients who are three months into their personal injury case. hopefully you are starting to feel better and are working towards a medical release. If, however, you are still in pain, it may be time to consider diagnostic testing (MRI, etc.) or a referral to a specialist. This is important both in determining why your pain is still lingering while also helping to maximize the recovery in your case.

I HAVE BEEN TREATING FOR FOUR MONTHS – WHAT IS THE PLAN?

This is for clients who are four months into their case. Hopefully your treatment has been successful and you are getting better and closer to a release. If, however, you are still not getting better, it is time to discuss getting to a specialist or a diagnostic test to determine why the pain is still present.

I WAS FINALLY RELEASED FROM MEDICAL CARE – WHAT HAPPENS NOW IN MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE?

This video is for clients who are released from medical treatment. During this time, our team is in the process of gathering your medical records and bills. It is important to monitor your health during this time because you may start to regress when you are not actively receiving medical treatment. If this happens, please let our office know. Otherwise, we will continue working on your behalf and be in touch as soon as we are ready to proceed to the next step.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THERE IS A DELAY IN GETTING THE MEDICAL RECORDS AND BILLS IN MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE?

Unfortunately, sometimes it takes longer to get your medical records and bills. This can be because the providers are taking longer than anticipated or there may have been an issue with the medical request we sent in. If it is the provider, we contact them with increasing urgency to be a thorn in their side until they give us the records. If the issue is with our request, we immediately fix it and resend it. Please know we are on it and will continue to work to progress your case.

WHAT IS A DEMAND PACKAGE AND WHY DO WE SEND IT TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY?

Congratulations, we are finally at the stage of your case to send a demand package to the insurance company for settlement negotiations. Before we can send everything in, a few things need to be verified. Are you still feeling better? If not, this is the last opportunity to change course and resume medical treatment before we send this information to the insurance company. It is better to ensure you are completely done before sending in information. You should receive additional information via email or mail regarding the medical providers, dates and amount of bills. It is important to compare this information to your calendar, notes and medical bills to ensure no one was missed. Once you review everything, call our office to discuss with the attorney assigned to your case to finalize this process and get your demand package out the door.

WE RECEIVED AN OFFER BUT I DO NOT LIKE IT – WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
WHAT ARE THE DOWNSIDES OF FILING A LAWSUIT?
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN FILING A LAWSUIT?
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SERVICE ON THE DEFENDANT?
WHAT IS WRITTEN DISCOVERY?
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WRITTEN DISCOVERY?
WHAT IS A DEPOSITION?
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DEPOSITIONS?