Appealing A Denied Slip And Fall ClaimPosted on September 30, 2022
Many people believe that once they gather all of their information for their slip and fall claim (or any personal injury claim), it should be enough to show that they deserve to be compensated for their injuries. Unfortunately, not all insurance companies will accept claims even if you believe there is an overwhelming amount of evidence. Remember, just because a claim seems clear to you does not mean that the insurance company will approve it. They may also try to get away with giving you a lowball offer. If you believe you were unfairly denied your insurance claim, it is time to seek help from a lawyer who can assist you in appealing this claim.
First Things First
The first thing a lawyer will help you do when an insurance company has denied your slip and fall claim is to examine your case. A lawyer, like a slip and fall accident lawyer from a law firm like MartinWren, P.C. knows that insurance companies are all-too-quick to play off your slip and fall injuries like they did not happen or as if they are minimal. However, slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries like broken bones or even traumatic brain injuries. Your lawyer will ensure you have a legitimate case and that the insurance company did not correctly deny your original claim.
Why would my claim be denied?
There are many reasons an insurance company may choose to deny your claim. Some of these are:
- You did not gather enough evidence
- The property owner was not given a reasonable amount of time to fix the damage
- You were partially responsible for the slip and fall accident
- You did not inform the property owner of the accident in a reasonable amount of time
If your lawyer has examined your case and believes that you were wrongfully rejected, they can help you appeal your case. They will help you gather the necessary evidence to show that the property owner was negligent when you were on their property and that they had the responsibility of ensuring you–and other visitors–were safe while on their property. Your lawyer can go back and determine precisely why the insurance company originally denied your claim and can then work to gather evidence showing why those arguments were invalid.
What kind of evidence can help?
There are many different types of evidence that can help with your appeal, including gathering evidence that shows you did inform the property owner in a reasonable amount of time, gathering witnesses’ statements, providing your medical records, and getting your employer to sign a statement that says you are unable to perform your work duties as you were before the accident.
Get Legal Help For Your Slip And Fall Denial
Suffering from injuries from a slip and fall accident can be devastating, especially if the insurance company denied your claim. If you would like help with your slip and fall denial appeal, please reach out to a lawyer you can trust today.