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What Should You Do After Slip and Fall Accident in Massachusetts?

What Should You Do After Slip and Fall Accident in Massachusetts?
Being involved in a slip and fall accident is no laughing matter. These accidents happen to unsuspecting people each and every day. Serious personal injuries can oftentimes result from these slip and fall accidents, including broken bones, torn ligaments, and other types of injuries that may result.
Taking the necessary steps after a slip and fall accident can provide for a positive outcome for your claim. Not every slip and fall accident means that someone else is responsible. In order for there to be a case, you must be able to show that negligence can be established against either a person or company. Here are some steps to take after a slip and fall accident that can best protect your legal rights.
If possible, the first thing you should do is report the accident. For example, if you slip and fall at a supermarket, it is always wise to report the accident as quickly as possible to any supervisor on duty. Or if you happen to fall at a rental property, reporting the accident as quickly as possible to the property owner always makes good sense. By reporting the slip and fall to the proper person ensures that a full and complete incident report will be created. This report can be very helpful should you decide to file a claim in the future.
Secondly, it is important to obtain prompt medical attention following the fall. Sometimes, injuries from these slip and fall accidents can take time to manifest. If you feel any pain after the fall, it is wise to consult with medical professionals so that you may properly and effectively address any of your injuries. As well, that will ensure that there are medical records that document your complaints.
Third, it is important to contact a qualified slip and fall accident attorney in Massachusetts. By at least consulting with an attorney, you will know whether or not you have a claim that is worth pursuing. All slip and fall lawyers in Massachusetts provide free complimentary consultations.
The attorney will either decide to take on your case and help you or will tell you that you do not have a case; as a result, the attorney will not be able to help. If the attorney is able to help, he will sign you up as a client and begin working on your case. He will send letters of representation out to the party that was responsible for your fall.
In time, that party’s insurance company will respond to your attorney, and a claim will be set up if it hasn’t already been set up before. In time, your attorney for your slip and fall accident will begin to negotiate your claim with the relevant insurance company. In time, a settlement, likely, can be reached, assuming that the property owner was negligent in causing your accident.
If the claim settles, then you’ll be required to sign a release, which ends the case. I encourage you to contact the Earley Law Group Injury Lawyers for any and all other questions you may have related to personal injury law in Massachusetts.

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