If you trip, slip and fall while on someone else’s property, you are faced with a ton of important decisions to make. It can be hard to know whether you are making the best decisions as far as your premises liability claim goes.
A slip and fall can leave you confused, shaken and hurt, so you may need to file a claim for damages. With that in mind, here are two mistakes you want to avoid if you have a fall:
Failing to call an ambulance
Some injuries can be life-altering if left undiagnosed and treated in time. This is especially true of internal injuries that can lead to hemorrhage and other complications. While your adrenaline may make you think you’re fine after a fall, you need to be seen by a medical professional to be certain.
This not only makes sure that you get any treatment you need to mitigate your injuries, but it helps establish a direct connection between your fall and your injuries.
Waiting too long to file your claim
Most premises liability claims are settled out of court. However, if you cannot reach a settlement with the defendant, it is important that you file your claim within the statute of limitations period. In New Jersey, you need to file your personal injury claim within two years from the date of your injury. Do not let this statute of limitations period run out.
No one sees a slip-and-fall accident coming. When it does, it is important that you avoid mistakes that can derail your claim. Legal guidance would be wise.