If you are a victim of a premises accident, you must seek out medical attention immediately. Your health should be your biggest concern and getting treated early on can prevent lasting damage from setting in.
Going to the hospital will show that you suffered a particular injury, that you sought treatment for it, and then you were billed for it. Having this documentation makes it much more difficult for an insurance company to find ground to deny your claim.
While you’re there, fill out an incident report. An incident report is a good piece of evidence to have as it documents what occurred while it is fresh in everyone’s memory. You will want to obtain the names, addresses, and phone numbers of witnesses; obtain the names of employees and/or the manager that was on site during your accident; and take photos of the scene and any condition that led to your accident. After, if any police reports were generated, it may be a good idea to try and gather up that information also.
It’s also important that you do NOT speak to the insurance company on your own. Their claims adjusters are well-trained to undercut your settlement or find anything they can to deny it. Hire an experienced premises liability attorney to represent you in your dealings with the insurance company.
Contact us at The J Gonzalez Law Firm:
2120 Oakland Avenue
McAllen, TX 78501
4217 Expressway 83
Brownsville, TX 78520
Rio Grande City
2117 E. Highway 83
Rio Grande City, TX 78582