If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Oklahoma, you may already have received phone calls from insurance adjusters asking you to give them a recorded account of what happened. While it may seem like they are trying to help, they are actually trying to pin slip and fall liability on you, which will then allow them to deny your personal injury claim. To combat the insurance companies, you need a strong, dedicated, and experienced personal injury attorney on your side.
At Murray Law Firm, we will fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation. Call today for a free consultation.
Slip and Fall Liability | Negligence
First and foremost, in order to be able to bring a claim, your injury needs to have been due to the negligence of others. If you were at the grocery store and you were on your phone, wearing flip flops and not paying attention to your environment, you might be determined to be at fault for your slip and fall. The insurance company will argue that if you were in proper footwear, and you weren’t on your phone, you may have seen the hazard that made you slip and fall and hurt yourself. However, you may certainly be eligible for a claim if you were turning the corner at the store and fell on a spill that no one had cleaned up yet.
Giving a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company
The insurance companies will try everything that they can in order to pin the blame on you. It can be quite frustrating especially when you know that you were not to blame for this accident. They will call you and they may even try to come see you in the hospital. It is crucial to your case that you do not give them any statements. They are trained to ask you questions that will incriminate yourself. If they call you, tell them that you will be acquiring council and all communications can go through your lawyer.
Slip and Fall Liability | Does a Wet Floor Sign Matter?
You may be wondering if a warning sign matters in your case. This will vary case to case. If the sign was found to be unhelpful, the sign will not matter. For instance, if someone placed a wet floor sign in a hallway, and you came in from an entrance where the sign wasn’t visible, you won’t be liable for that accident. Proving that the property owner was at fault for this accident is going to be key for getting compensation. Whether this accident was at someone’s house, or at a big chain restaurant, you will have to prove negligence.
If you are seeking compensation from an injury sustained in a slip and fall accident, call our experienced Stillwater slip and fall lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.