Top 5 Myths about Slip and Fall Accidents & Filing a Colorado Personal Injury Claim

When you’ve met with several Denver lawyers and they just won’t do, contact attorney D.J. Banovitz for honest answers about your case.

The injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident can be very serious and require expensive medical treatment to help you recover. Unfortunately, there are many myths about a slip and fall claim that can discourage victims from seeking the settlement they deserve to cover their financial losses.

Colorado Personal Injury Claim Attorney, D.J. Banovitz, explains the facts behind these myths and can help you get the settlement you deserve for your injuries.

Myth #1 – People Who File Slip and Fall Claims Are Greedy

While some people may file unnecessary lawsuits to make money, a slip and fall injury can require expensive medical care. If you are worried that filing a Colorado personal injury claim after slipping and injuring yourself makes you look greedy, please know that the law states that property owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for others and can be held responsible if their negligence results in injuries.

In fact, most property owners have insurance coverage that is designed to provide compensation for people who sustain injuries on the premises, so the entire claim doesn’t come out of their pocket.

Myth #2 – You Cannot Recover Compensation if the Property Owner Doesn’t Have Money

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident at a friend’s house, and he or she claims to have no money to cover your medical expenses, you may feel like there is no point in filing a Colorado personal injury claim. However, if your friend has homeowner’s insurance, your medical expenses may be covered by the policy. Our Denver lawyers can help you look for insurance policies or other assets that can be used to compensate you for your slip and fall injury.

Myth #3 – You Should Settle Quickly after a Slip and Fall Injury

After a slip and fall injury, the property owner’s insurance company may quickly offer you a settlement to avoid a lawsuit. However, until you understand the extent of your injuries and the medical treatment required, you should hold off on agreeing to a settlement.

In fact, many settlements include a provision that states you cannot later come back and file a claim. This can ultimately come back to hurt you if your injuries are more serious than you first thought. Attorney D.J. Banovitz can help you negotiate with the insurance company to obtain a fair settlement.

Myth #4 – You Can Easily Tell a Minor Slip and Fall Injury from a Serious One

While some injuries can prove to be more serious immediately after they occur, the injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident may manifest slowly over time. For example, if you cut yourself while cooking, you can immediately identify that you were injured. However, if you bump your head during a slip and fall accident, you may feel a slight headache that may later be diagnosed as a concussion.

Even if you don’t feel hurt after a slip and fall accident, you should seek medical attention to be on the safe side and to treat any injuries before they get worse. Keep in mind that your medical expenses may be covered through your Colorado personal injury claim.

Myth #5 – If You Sustain Slip and Fall Injuries, the Property Owner Is Automatically Responsible for Compensating You

In order to obtain compensation for your slip and fall injury, you must first prove that the property owner’s negligence or actions resulted in your injuries. Denver lawyers, like D.J. Banovitz, who are experienced with this type of law can help you collect evidence in order to prove your slip and fall injury claim.

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The Law Office of D.J. Banovitz prides itself on giving honest, straightforward answers to your questions and concerns after you’ve been seriously injured in a bike accident, car wreck, slip and fall, or other type of personal injury accident. When another’s negligence causes you harm you deserve to know the truth about your rights and options in a personal injury claim.

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D.J. Banovitz’ career has always concentrated on trial practice and he has litigated hundreds of cases. His passion and sole career focus has been to seek justice for people suffering from personal injuries as the result of someone else’s negligence. The hallmark of the Law Office of D.J. Banovitz, is the total commitment to professionalism, quality, and personalized care of your injury case. D.J. has dedicated his professional life to helping those most in need and is a proud and active member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. His experience includes volunteering for Colorado Rural Legal Services in Montrose, the Colorado Aids Project, consumer law, family law, criminal defense, and Alternative Defense Counsel for juveniles in Denver.