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FAQ’s for Premises Liability or “Slip and Fall” cases

We at the Atlanta lawfirm of Zevin & Rosenbloum believe that a well-informed client is the best client.  Accordingly, our goal is to provide understandable answers to all of our clients’ questions, big or small.  The premises liability lawyers at our Atlanta office, as well as our staff, believe that communication with our clients is our main concern.  Below, we will answer the most frequently asked questions in the area of premises liability or “slip and fall” representation.  For answers to more general questions, please click here.

How much is my case worth?

Because of the ever-evolving nature of our clients’ premises liability or “slip and fall” cases, it is never possible for the lawyers in our Atlanta office to determine the value of a case before our client has finished their treatment.  The reason for this is simple.  The starting point in any premises liability or “slip and fall” case is medical expenses.  Until our Atlanta attorneys know how much medical expenses a premises liability or “slip and fall” client has, we cannot accurately gauge the true worth of the case.  Once we receive the medical expense information and any lost wage information, we will put a value on the case and send a demand to the insurance company or corporate defendant.  After all treatment is completed, and the medical bills and lost wage information is received, the premises liability or “slip and fall” attorneys at our Atlanta office speak to our clients regarding the value of their claim.

What is a premises liability or “slip and fall” claim?

A premises liability or “slip and fall” claim arises when a person is injured on someone else’s property due to the property owner’s negligence.  For example, if a person slips in liquid on a grocery store floor, they have a potential claim against the owners of the grocery store.  Another example of a premises liability claim is a dog bite injury.  The lawyers at our Atlanta office have handled thousands of premises liability claims.  If you are not sure whether or not you have a premises liability or “slip and fall” claim, contact one of our premises liability lawyers today at (404) 522-1616 or by email at mdr@zrlaw.net or by using the convenient contact form above.

If I am injured on someone else’s property, am I automatically entitled to recover money damages for my injury?

Probably the biggest misconception that potential clients have is that they are automatically entitled to recover money damages when injured on someone else’s property.  In order to recover in a premises liability or “slip and fall” claim, it is imperative that you prove that the property owner was negligent and that this negligence caused your injury,  The premises liability or “slip and fall” lawyers at our Atlanta office are uniquely qualified to prove that the property holder was indeed guilty of negligence.

What is the first thing I should do when I have been injured in a premises liability or “slip and fall” case?

The answer to that question is easy.  The first thing to do when injured in a premises liability or “slip and fall” accident is to engage the representation of a qualified attorney.  Whether you choose the Atlanta premises liability or “slip and fall” lawyers at Zevin & Rosenbloum, or any other qualified lawyer, our advice is to hire a lawyer immediately.

To see ten reasons to choose Zevin & Rosenbloum, click here.

Why do I need to hire a lawyer for a premises liability or “slip and fall” injury?

When you are injured due to the negligence of another person or corporation, that other person or corporation will be represented by a qualified insurance adjuster who does nothing but handle premises liability or “slip and fall” injury claims.  You need representation as well.  Most of the premises liability or “slip and fall” clients represented by the Atlanta lawyers at Zevin & Rosenbloum have never made an injury claim before.  You need someone on your side that will fight for you like the insurance companies fight for themselves and their policyholders.

I have been injured in a premises liability or “slip and fall”, but don’t have health insurance.  What can I do?

One common misconception in the area of premises liability or “slip and fall” cases is that the at-fault insurance company will pay your medical bills as you go to the doctor.  THEY WILL NOT.  For this reason, we offer various options to our clients.  Our clients can choose to see a licensed chiropractor.  Most chiropractors will wait until your case is resolved before requiring payment.  The premises liability or “slip and fall” lawyers at our Atlanta office also know of several medical doctors throughout the Atlanta area that will work with our clients in much the same way.  Call our Atlanta premises liability or “slip and fall” lawyers today to discuss your options.

How long will my premises liability or “slip and fall” case take to resolve?

Most of the premises liability or “slip and fall” cases handled by the lawyers at the Atlanta lawfirm of Zevin & Rosenbloum resolve within three to five months after the client has finished treating with their doctors.  The reason for this time frame is simple.  Once the client has finished treating, we must first obtain the client’s medical bills and records.  Ordinarily, the Atlanta premises liability or “slip and fall” lawyers at Zevin & Rosenbloum accomplish this task quickly.  However, sometimes there are delays in retrieving records due to backlog with doctors’ offices.  After we receive the medical bills and records, we evaluate the case and send a demand to the insurance companies.  We ordinarily give the insurance company between 30-45 days to respond to our demand.  At that point, we begin the negotiations to resolve your case.  In rare circumstances, we must file a lawsuit if the insurance company does not place a high enough value on your case.  At that point, you can rest assured that you have the most highly competent and qualified attorneys to guide you through the litigation process.