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Frequently Asked Questions About Workers Compensation Attorneys

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Frequently Asked Questions About Workers Compensation Attorneys

If you have been injured on the job and require medical attention, your employer is required to file a workers compensation claim with their insurance provider for you. This claim entitles you to be reimbursed for your medical care, any money you lose if the doctor deems you are unable to work due to your injuries, and possibly to recover money for future medical expenses and injuries with permanent effects. If you are in this position, you may be wondering whether you should hire a workers compensation attorney. Getting answers to the questions you have about this type of lawyer will help you decide. Under What Circumstance Should I Consider Hiring a Workers Compensation Attorney? If you are injured on the job, and a workers compensation claim is filed, you always have the option of hiring an attorney. However, if your injuries are relatively small or you are not missing any time from work, there may be little benefit to hiring an attorney. If you have substantial injuries, are missing a lot of time from work, the insurance company delays or denies your claim or your employer is refusing to file a claim on your behalf, you may find hiring an attorney to beneficial. Complex cases can be challenging on your own, which is why hiring an attorney is a great course of action in that circumstance. What Are the Benefits to Hiring a Workers Compensation Attorney? If you are considering hiring a workers compensation attorney, you may be wondering what the benefits to hiring one are. One of the biggest benefits is that they will handle your case for you. They will deal with your employer and insurance company on your behalf. They will file necessary letters and paperwork with the courts. And they will work to get you a fair settlement. Another benefit to hiring a workers compensation attorney is that they can ensure you get the medical care you need with great doctors. Due to the complex reporting system and fee schedule, some doctors will not work with workers compensation patients. This can limit who you can see. An attorney will already know which doctors will treat you on a lien basis, helping you to get the care you need to heal and the reports you need to substantiate your claim, with no out-of-pocket expenses. I Don’t Have Money. Can I Still Get an Attorney? If you don’t have money, and are now unable to work, you may be wondering how you can possibly afford an attorney to help you with your workers compensation case. Luckily, the majority of workers compensation attorneys take a percentage of your settlement, rather than charging you an upfront or hourly fee. When your claim settles, the attorney gets paid, helping you to get the representation you need without you having to come up with the money up-front. Can My Employer Fire or Demote Me for Hiring an Attorney? If you were injured on the job, and are thinking about hiring an attorney, you may feel your employer will retaliate and demote or fire you. However, a company is not allowed to fire or demote any employee for hiring a workers compensation attorney. Employees are protected by various state and federal laws to prevent such occurrences from happening. If an employer...

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Common Legal Mistakes New Business Owners Should Avoid

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Common Legal Mistakes New Business Owners Should Avoid

Being a new business owner can be overwhelming. After all, it’s tough to tell where to start when it comes to the legal requirements and expectations, financial management and day to day operations. The best thing you can do as a new business owner is to ensure that you are legally protected. It’s important to have a corporate attorney on retainer, but you should also make sure that you understand some of the most common legal mistakes that new business owners make, many of which can land you in legal trouble. Here’s a look at some of the mistakes that you’ll want to avoid. Overstructuring the Business When you’re starting a small business, it’s easy to get lost in the structuring paperwork and create it with grand visions of your business growing rapidly. Don’t try to structure your business as though it were a multi-million dollar enterprise if you’re a sole proprietor. Instead, work with a corporate law specialist who can help you choose the business structure that’s going to be the best fit for you. That way, you’ll have the flexibility later to adjust the structure documents as needed when you grow without being bound to stringent regulations that you weren’t really prepared for as a new business. Not Completing Your Incorporation Properly If you’re incorporating your small business, you need to be sure that you complete the entire process. While there are some free resources online that may make it seem like all you need is just Articles of Incorporation, there are many other steps that you don’t want to miss. If the incorporation isn’t done correctly, you’re likely to find yourself without the necessary liability protections that you need personally. And, if the IRS doesn’t recognize your business as a legitimate corporation, that can lead to tax liabilities and penalties that could cripple the finances of your business. By having your Articles of Incorporation and other documents created specifically for your business, you’ll have the confidence that they are correct, suitable for your operation and enforceable in court. Thinking You Have to Incorporate While incorporation may seem like it’s the only option, you don’t have to go through the legal process of incorporation just to own a business. In fact, incorporating is only really necessary if you’re looking to legally establish a partnership or you have liability concerns and want to protect yourself. Otherwise, forming a sole proprietorship is likely to be sufficient. Hiring Employees Unnecessarily Another common mistake that new business owners make is rushing to hire staff that they don’t really need. Hiring employees requires you to register as an employer, which means keeping track of hours, pay, taxes and employer liability. You’ll also need to pay unemployment tax, withhold income taxes and pay for worker’s compensation protection. Not to mention, you’ll need to be sure that you’re labeling your contractors and employees appropriately according to the IRS; otherwise, you’re risking serious penalties. Not Protecting Your Intellectual Property Another thing that a corporate attorney is likely to encourage you to do is take the steps to protect your intellectual property. Whether you’re dealing with product development, software creation, music, writing or any other creation, you’ll want to file for copyright or patent protection for those things. You’ll also want to consider protection for your...

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If You Believe These 3 Personal Injury Claims Myths, You’re Gonna Have A Bad Time With Your Case

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on If You Believe These 3 Personal Injury Claims Myths, You’re Gonna Have A Bad Time With Your Case

Through a combination of the media sensationalizing legal cases, movies and television show romanticizing the legal process, and legislators politicizing certain aspects of personal injury cases, quite a few myths about personal injury claims have developed over the years. However, some are more troublesome than others. Here are three myths about personal injury claims that can actually cause problems for you if you believe them. Myth #1 – “The Case is Worth One Gazillion Dollars” Possibly one of the most insidious personal injury myths is that the case will result in a multi-million dollar windfall for the plaintiff. In reality, the vast majority of personal injury cases do not result in million-dollar settlements or even hundred-thousand dollar awards. The only reason it appears that way is because the few cases that do reach these levels garner an excessive amount of media attention, which skews plaintiff expectations. In fact, in 2005, the median amount of damages plaintiffs received was $31,000. People in auto accidents received a median average of $16,000. The big payouts occurred in medical malpractice and product liability cases, but these types of cases aren’t litigated very often. It’s important to set your expectations for recovery at a realistic level by critically evaluating your actual economic damages (property damage, lost wages) and adding a reasonable amount for non-economic damages if appropriate. You’ll also need to factor in expenditures such as attorney’s fees and court costs. This will help you avoid pricey mistakes such as continuing to litigate the case to get more money and ending up with less due to increased legal expenses. Myth #2 – “He Who Receives the Citation Shall Be Liable” Another prevailing myth in personal injury cases is that a citation or disciplinary action taken against the defendant automatically implicates the individual as the liable party. For instance, the police give someone involved in a traffic accident a ticket for speeding. The plaintiff may assume this means the police believed the individual was responsible for causing the accident; otherwise they wouldn’t have cited him or her. The reality is citations, tickets, and other disciplinary actions don’t automatically prove liability. At most, these items can serve as corroborating evidence of wrongdoing. For example, a doctor can be disciplined by the medical board for prescribing medication to patients in an unethical manner. This, by itself, doesn’t prove the doctor prescribed the wrong medication in a current medical negligence case, but it can show a history of problematic behavior that may support the plaintiff’s claim of harm. However, you could bring in a cabinet full of citations levied against the defendant and still lose your case if you don’t have anything showing the person was actually responsible for causing the injury. The majority of legal claims list the factors plaintiffs are required to show to prove the defendant is liable for injuries. Work with an attorney to sift through all of the photos, paperwork, and testimonies to uncover the things that will help you make the most compelling case to the court. Myth #3 – “You Can Still Sue If the Settlement Amount is Too Small” This myth is actually true if, and only if, the plaintiff in the case hasn’t already accepted the settlement offer from the defendant. If you and the defendant are still in...

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Whiplash Injuries: What To Expect After An Auto Accident

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Whiplash Injuries: What To Expect After An Auto Accident

Are you experiencing neck pain and stiffness after a recent low-speed rear impact car accident? Chances are you are suffering from an injury known as whiplash. Approximately half of all ongoing neck pain that Americans experience is the result of car crashes, typically those involving low-speed rear impact accidents. If you are suffering from neck pain after a car crash, there are some things you need to know. Late-Development Symptoms Although whiplash is often viewed as a mild injury compared to other forms of injury, it can still cause long-term, chronic pain. In some instances, it may cause permanent disability. If you have suffered a neck injury, such as whiplash, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against the other driver involved in the accident. Even if a paramedic or emergency room doctor did not diagnose you with whiplash the day your accident occurred, that does not mean you are not suffering. In fact, whiplash is typically a late-appearing injury, meaning you may not experience symptoms until the day after your accident. To begin with, your body likely released endorphins that helped block pain immediately after the incident. Once the endorphins wear off, the pain sets in, alerting you to a problem. The following are various symptoms of whiplash that you need to watch out for: Stiff neck or inability to move the neck without experiencing pain Stiffness throughout the shoulders and down through the arms Muscle spasms, particularly in the affected areas of the neck, shoulders, and arms Dizziness Headaches Blurred vision Although less common, serious symptoms may also appear, such as: Ringing sound in the ears Inability to sleep Issues with concentration and memory Irritability If you experience any of the symptoms above, make sure you visit your physician or an urgent care professional immediately for diagnosis. The sooner you receive a diagnosis after your accident, the better your chances of filing a lawsuit. Requests for Specific Documents Judges and lawyers prefer documentation proving the severity of your injuries. As soon as you have medical proof of your injury in hand, file your lawsuit injury claim. Your best bet is to reach out to an auto accident lawyer from a firm like Gibbs and Parnell for assistance. The lawyer can review your documents and help you proceed in filing your claim. Make sure you continue to follow up with your doctor so you can document the length of your injury. If your injury proves severe enough, continued visits to the doctor can assist you in building a winning case. Additionally, you will need documentation if your injury proves long-term or disabling. Aside from requesting information from your doctor regarding your injuries, make sure you also request any medical bills. Bring your medicals bills to the court. You can include the medical cost of your injury along with your auto accident lawsuit. Another important piece of documentation you should request is one that shows how much time you have missed from work because of your injury. Have your employer print off a letter to verify days and hours you have missed. Figure up approximately how many hours and how much pay your missed time accounts for and bring it before the judge. Talk to your accident attorney about including any time missed from work in your lawsuit. In...

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How Class Action Lawsuits Work

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Class Action Lawsuits Work

If you have ever received a postcard in the mail notifying you that you can take part in a class action lawsuit against a particular company, you may be wondering how this whole process really works. A class action lawsuit is one that involves two or more plaintiffs, but many class action lawsuits include hundreds of plaintiffs. A commercial litigation attorney is typically hired to handle the work for the plaintiffs, and this is the person working on your behalf. Here are the three main steps used in a class action lawsuit. Find Plaintiffs When you receive a postcard or letter about a possible class action lawsuit, have you ever wondered why you received it? The case probably started with one person coming forward with an issue. After the lawyer reviews the claim of this one person, he or she might realize that this person is not alone. If this is the case, the lawyer will look for all potential victims that may have also experienced the same harm or risks that the original plaintiff is claiming. To find all potential plaintiffs, the lawyer may send notifications to all current and past customers of the business the charges are against. When people receive these notices, they have the option of taking part in the case or not. To take part, the person may have to respond by mail, phone, or online. When you decide to take part in a case, you may be asked to sign a form. This form is typically designed to state that you were affected by this claim, and that you are telling the truth about it. Each person that fills out the form for the case becomes a plaintiff in the class action lawsuit. Proving Fault While a class action lawsuit may have hundreds of plaintiffs, these individuals will not receive any money from the case unless the commercial litigation lawyer can prove that the defendant is guilty of the claim being made. In most cases, the lawyer handling the case will begin to research the claim before he or she looks for plaintiffs to join the case. This is important because it’s not wise to look for plaintiffs for a case that will result in a loss. As the lawyer begins examining the initial claim, he or she might soon realize that there is a sufficient amount of evidence to prove the claim is true. The lawyer will continue gathering evidence to support the claim, and eventually the case will be handled through mediation or court. Negotiating the Case The third step is negotiations. The commercial litigation lawyer will work with the defendant and his or her attorneys to come up with a resolution. The best way to do this is through mediation, which involves working with a neutral third party. The goal of mediation is to work out an agreement without going to court, and this method is preferred because it is usually faster and cheaper. Once the settlement amount is determined, the commercial litigation lawyer will divide it up. The lawyer may receive around 25% of the entire settlement amount, and this comes out first. This money is used to cover fees involved with the case, as well as the salary for the lawyer. The rest of the money is divided...

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Trouble Finding A Job? Could Your Pennsylvania Criminal Record Be To Blame?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Trouble Finding A Job? Could Your Pennsylvania Criminal Record Be To Blame?

Since the Great Recession, many employers have enjoyed the opportunity to choose among multiple eager, qualified candidates for all open positions. Although unemployment rates have improved, some employers are still being choosy, and if you have a criminal conviction in your past — even a minor misdemeanor or juvenile offense — you could find yourself repeatedly being passed over for employment opportunities. Fortunately, there are some provisions in Pennsylvania law that can allow you to have a criminal conviction sealed from an official background check or expunged. Read on to learn more about the situations in which your criminal convictions could be sealed or even permanently removed from your record, as well as how pending changes in Pennsylvania law could help make this process available to even more citizens. When can your criminal records be sealed from employers’ view?  Whenever a conviction is entered against you — for anything from a traffic ticket to a major felony — this conviction is cross-referenced against your personal data. This means that your Social Security number, legal name, and any aliases are all tied to this conviction, and someone with access to public court records can find this information quickly. If you were convicted of a misdemeanor as a juvenile, once you reach adulthood you can have your criminal records sealed to all but law enforcement. This ensures you’ll have a clean background check for employment purposes, although you’ll still likely be required to answer “yes” if asked verbally or in writing whether you’ve ever been convicted of a criminal offense. If you’re arrested for another crime at a later point, your previous conviction will be available to law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney and may be used to give you a longer sentence. If you were convicted of a “summary offense” as an adult (a traffic infraction or minor misdemeanor that didn’t involve a jury trial), you may be able to have this offense expunged rather than sealed. The guidelines for the types of crimes that may be expunged can vary — but as long as your summary offense conviction didn’t involve firearm use or possession, physical violence toward humans or animals, or impersonation of law enforcement, it likely qualifies for expungement.  The advantages of expungement are twofold. Because the criminal conviction is not just sealed, but outright dismissed, you can honestly answer “no” when asked by a potential employer whether you’ve been convicted of a crime. And if you’re arrested and charged with criminal conduct in the future, your expunged conviction won’t be available to be used to increase your potential sentence. What proposed laws will change the expungement process?  A bill was recently introduced that could expand the availability of expungement to even more types of crimes. This bill would allow those convicted of second- or third-degree misdemeanors to apply for and receive expungement. Current law allows for the expungement of these types of crimes only if the person applying is over age 70 or was younger than 25 at the time the crime was committed.  If you were arrested for a felony, but were never convicted, you may also be able to have this arrest expunged from your record under the new law. Although an arrest in itself doesn’t necessarily imply guilt (especially if the case was dismissed), this...

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Should You Seek Disability or Workers Comp for Your Injuries?

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Should You Seek Disability or Workers Comp for Your Injuries?

If you’ve suffered an injury that has left you unable to work, you may be investigating the various options that will provide you with temporary income. And if your injury took place at work, you may be debating whether you should seek workers compensation or accept short-term disability from your employer—or whether you can do both. Read on to learn more about the benefits and potential drawbacks of either possible path, as well as some situations when filing a personal injury lawsuit may be your best option. Can you receive short term disability and workers comp at the same time? Short term and long term disability benefits are a type of insurance often offered by employers as a perk, in addition to discounted group health and dental insurance. In other cases, you may be able to purchase this coverage privately on the open market. Generally, short-term disability insurance will pay you about two thirds of your regular salary for about six months after you become disabled or begin missing work. After these benefits expire, you may be able to transition to long-term disability insurance benefits or apply for and begin receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Workers compensation is another type of insurance that is paid by your employer and available specifically to those injured on the job or while acting at the direction of their employer. Unlike short- and long-term disability benefits, which pay only a percentage of your pre-injury salary, workers compensation covers medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs associated with your workplace injury. There’s often no set expiration for workers comp benefits as long as you’re still undergoing treatment for injuries directly related to your workplace accident. In most cases, if you file for and begin receiving workers comp benefits, your claim for short term disability benefits will be denied. When you’re receiving short- or long-term disability benefits, you won’t be permitted to receive income from any other source. This means that if you were injured at work and have incurred out of pocket medical expenses, you’re usually better off filing for workers comp benefits rather than disability benefits, as more of your expenses (including lost wages) will be covered by this insurance plan. However, if you were injured off the job, your short term disability plan should still cover the injury. When should you file a personal injury lawsuit instead? Although many workplace injuries are purely accidents, some result from an employer’s clearly negligent or irresponsible behavior. If your workers comp claim isn’t enough to cover your injuries, or if you believe your employer is continuing to put other employees in danger, you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit. You should be able to file a lawsuit even if you’ve already accepted workers comp or short- or long-term disability payments (although if you receive a court judgment, your disability benefits may cease). Not only will a personal injury lawsuit potentially allow you to recover additional funds to be used for your care and treatment, it can provide enough of a disincentive that your employer may be prompted to change procedures (or fire employees) to ensure a similar situation doesn’t happen again. Although filing a personal injury lawsuit against an employer for whom you still work may feel awkward, there are no legal...

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4 Ways To Cure Post-Divorce Depression & Move On With Your Life

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways To Cure Post-Divorce Depression & Move On With Your Life

Depression is a normal response to tragic life events. Ending a marriage is ending a chapter of your life that you thought would last forever. It’s normal to feel depressed during and after your divorce. If you feel like you are sucked deep into a post-divorce depression, you need to find ways to ease the pain. Here are some things that you can do to try and climb out of your depression. 1. Write a goodbye letter You certainly don’t need to actually send the goodbye letter to your ex-spouse, but writing it may help you get out all of the pent up feelings that are bringing you down. In your letter start my reminiscing on some of the good times you shared together. You married your ex-spouse for a reason, and you should celebrate the happy times that you shared together. Next, start talking about when you first realized things were going wrong, or maybe your regret of not noticing at all. You can talk about what he or she could’ve done differently, what you could’ve done differently, and anything else that is weighing on your mind. Finally, write a conclusion with the terms that you have come to about your divorce, and say goodbye the way that you want. You may find that the letter is liberating and it can help lay the path for you to move on to your new life. 2. Start a dream board Go to a local store and buy a corkboard for your wall. You can hang it in your bedroom or home office to have a little privacy from guests. Start thinking about what you want out of life. Maybe you want a new job. Find pictures of some dream jobs, or maybe just write the job title down. Pin the pictures or words on your corkboard with a tack. If you want a different vehicle, a trip to Europe, or anything else out of life, put it on your board. Being able to see what you want to achieve every time you walk into the room will motivate you. Everything that you want to work toward will be in your view and you can feel a renewed purpose in life. 3. Go on a retreat Going on a retreat can do a lot for your mood. You will get to go to a relaxing resort with likeminded people and focus on restoring your own mental health. You don’t have to belong to a church or organization to go on a retreat. You can find many online that are open to the public and focus on certain goals. Specific retreats include weight loss, creativity, yoga, spiritual wellness, and more. You might go home realizing what you really want out of life and make some lifelong friends along the way. 4. Divorce support group If you find yourself lacking support from family and friends, find a divorce support group in your area. It might seem scary to go talk about your life in front of people that you don’t know, but you would be surprised how refreshing it can be. People at a support group are going through the same thing that you are going through. They can understand your circumstances on a deeper level than your friends who have never...

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5 Factors In Determining Video Game Injury Cases

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Factors In Determining Video Game Injury Cases

Video games are supposed to be fun entertainment options that transport players into a variety of different worlds. Sometimes the fun can be taken too far when a game causes a serious injury to a player. There are a lot of circumstances that go into a video game injury case. When you hire personal injury lawyers, they will break down several aspects of the case to determine who is exactly to blame and how the injury could have been prevented. If you’ve been injured while playing video games, consider the follow five factors to determine if you have a potential case. Manufacturing Defects Months and years are put into the design elements of video game consoles and controllers. Whether it’s a design or manufacturing problem, there are multiple injuries that may occur. For example, if the controller is poorly designed, an injury could result in permanent hand damage. Sometimes the problem is not an overall design, but with the specific version that you purchased. It could have been poorly inspected or put together, resulting in problems. For example, if the battery contacts are misaligned, the controller could overheat and burn directly into your hands while you play. Not only does this damage affect your ability to play video games, but it can expand over into aspects like working and seeking employment. When this is the case, your lawyer has more grounds to move ahead with a lawsuit. Game Designs The games that you play may have design elements that cause injuries. One of the biggest cases of this are video games that feature a lot of quick animations and flashing screens. This type of design has caused seizures and resulted in numerous personal injury cases. If the game does not have a proper warning prior to playing, then the company who created it may be held responsible for the injuries caused by the seizure. Not only can a seizure cause you to pass out, but you may hit something like a coffee table and sustain further injury. Even if your injury is not as severe as a seizure, improper game design could cause dizziness and confusion. The results of this could lead to an injury. Player Error Before any case moves forward, a lawyer must determine how much of the injury was caused by a player error. For example, if you are playing an active video game and not wearing proper controller supports, a lawyer will not likely move forward with a case because you ignored safety precautions. If a company does not provide these safety guidelines, then a lawyer may look into that case further. The same type of player error may occur for injuries that occur after playing games for extended periods of time. If you play video games for hours on end without a break, then you are putting health and safety risks on yourself. During a consultation, a lawyer will go over these factors and explain them clearly to you. Video Game Services Playing video games is not limited to your own home. Whether it’s an arcade or video game truck, injuries could occur at these locations, too. For example, if you are at a video game truck party and get injured, the truck owner is likely liable for your injuries. If an interactive arcade...

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3 Tips For Preserving Evidence After A Slip And Fall

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips For Preserving Evidence After A Slip And Fall

Slip and fall hazards are everywhere. Stairs, potholes, wet floors, forgotten debris, and other hazards can be tough to anticipate ahead of time. That’s probably why a million people suffer slips, trips, and falls every year. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 20% to 30% of those people will suffer injuries ranging from bruises to traumatic brain injuries. Some of these injuries can require extensive – and expensive – medical treatments. Not all slip and fall accidents are actionable in court, but it’s a good idea to know how to gather and preserve evidence when you experience a slip and fall accident, just in case you want to try to pursue compensation for your injuries later in court. Here are a few tips for gathering and preserving evidence after a slip and fall. Take Pictures Pictures are critical evidence in slip and fall cases – perhaps even more critical than in other personal injury cases, like car accidents. After all, even after the accident scene is cleaned up, it’s possible to look at damage to the cars and skid marks on the road to figure out how a car accident happened. But once you leave the scene of a slip and fall accident, if the wet substance you slipped on is dried up, the obstacle is removed, or the broken step or pothole is repaired, there will be no evidence left to explain how your fall happened. A cell phone camera is perfect for taking pictures at a slip and fall scene. If you’re one of the rare people who doesn’t own a cell phone with a camera, ask a witness at the scene to take a picture and send it to you by email. Make sure they have your contact information. Research shows over 90% of Americans own cell phones, so the odds are good that someone at the scene of your accident will have one. File a Police Report Many people simply don’t think of calling the police for a slip and fall accident. While it’s second nature to stay put and dial the police when your car is wrecked and blocking traffic, slip and fall victims tend to try to get up and leave if they possibly can – most likely because a slip and fall accident can feel embarrassing. When slip and fall victims are not capable of getting up and leaving, emergency medical services are usually summoned, but police are often still not called. The truth is that any accident can and should be reported to the police. A police report can provide powerful documentation in a court case. Usually, the report will include a description of the scene and the accident, a list of witnesses and their contact information, and possibly more photographs. Also, don’t be too quick to hurry away from the scene even if you don’t believe you’re hurt. Some injuries take time to show up, and it’s a good idea to have a medical assessment after a fall, especially if you hit your head. Resist the urge to quickly leave the scene out of embarrassment. A fall can happen to anyone and is nothing to be ashamed of. Making sure any injuries are treated as soon as possible is more important than saving face. Document and Save Any Damaged...

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