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|What mistakes should I avoid in my slip and fall case?|
I had a client call me last week who had been injured in a slip and fall in a restaurant in Aiken, South Carolina. She was worried that she had made a couple mistakes in her case. If you’re reading, you may be having some of the same questions. I’ll share with you what the client shared with me and my advice and tips for this client.
The client relayed to me that she did not immediately report the accident to the restaurant owner. She was embarrassed and did not want to make a scene at the restaurant, and she did not know that her knee was injured as badly as it was. When she called the restaurant to inform them that she had injured her knee, her case was met with skepticism by the restaurant and the insurance company. The restaurant owner, however, passed the claim to an insurance agent, and this insurance agent and claims adjuster called the client and took the client’s recorded statement. This insurance adjuster tried to trick the client into saying that she could see the foreign substance on the floor, that it had just fallen, and that the restaurant had no notice of this foreign object on the floor. The client was hopeful that she did not say too many bad things that would be detrimental to the case.
First, you should immediately report a slip and fall, even if you don’t want to make a scene. Even if you don’t think that you’re badly injured, report it to the owner so they can get witness names and addresses and they can do an investigation that may be helpful. Second, do not give a statement to the adjuster. They’re trained to get information that is helpful to the insurance company’s case and hurtful to your case.
If you have any questions about your slip and fall case in South Carolina, give me a call. I’d be happy to help.
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