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5 Mistakes that Could Hinder Your Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Claim (Part A)

If it’s determined that a property owner can be held liable for your injuries after a Pennsylvania slip and fall, you and your Philadelphia premises liability lawyer will work together to compile evidence, investigate the accident and present the best case possible. During the process, you’ll want to ensure you avoid the common mistakes slip and fall victims often make that can ruin your chance for compensation.

Staying Current with Medical Care

One of the most common mistakes injured people make is not keeping up with their medical appointments or neglecting their doctors’ orders. Your lack of compliance could be interpreted as a false claim; the insurance company might be able to say that you were intentionally exacerbating your injuries if you don’t take your medical care seriously.

You’ll need to adhere to your doctor’s treatment plan and keep all your appointments with any specialists. For example, if you sustained a back injury in a fall accident near Penn Square, you may have appointments with a panel of healthcare professionals, such as general physicians, surgeons, chiropractors, etc.

By all means, keep them. Not only will you improve your recovery by sticking to your treatment, but you’ll also help demonstrate your injuries to the insurance company and the courts.

Documenting Expenses and Evidence

Many people are so preoccupied with their injuries and other concerns that they neglect to document their expenses adequately. In order to file a successful Pennsylvania slip and fall claim, you should start an accident file and collect any pertinent information that could assist your case, such as: 
  • medical expenses;
  • photographs and videos;
  • a personal injury journal;
  • proof of lost income; and
  • doctors’ prognoses. 
By contacting a Philadelphia premises liability lawyer, you can have a more understanding of other documentation you’ll need to collect to ensure you don’t omit important details.

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