A person who has been involved in a slip and fall accident may find themselves confronted by the representative of the property owner’s insurance company before he is even done receiving initial medical treatment. It is the job of these representatives to minimize or eliminate liability, so they will try to make you admit to having some or all of the responsibility for the fall, even if this is completely untrue. Your best bet is to retain experienced attorneys like Lundy Law in order to avoid jeopardizing your legal rights.
The people who try to get you to admit being partially at fault are doing so because they know that you lose your right to recover in states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, which follow the “modified comparative fault” model of allocating liability, if your contribution to the accident was fifty percent or more. It is critical not to provide any information that can be used to support this argument.
The fact is that you do not have to prove that you were being careful at the time of the accident, but any evidence of carelessness will be used against you during settlement negotiations or the potential court case. This is one of the many reasons why it is important to not speak directly with the insurance company or appointed representative whose sole purpose is to minimize the award that you receive.
Having an accident leads to stress, especially if the responsible party is trying to make you feel like you are to blame. The compassionate and dedicated attorneys at Lundy Law are ready to fight for your rights. We want to help you understand your legal rights and will represent you with our No Fee Assurance, which means that you do not pay us anything unless we win your case. To get started, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-LundyLaw or fill out our free online consultation form.