Slip and fall accidents can take place at any time and anywhere. In some cases, a slip and fall accident may be caused by a person’s own clumsiness or negligence. In other cases, the owner or manager of a property may be responsible for an accident.
If a person injures themselves due to the negligence of a business or homeowner, they will file an insurance claim with the owner’s insurance company. The amount of time it takes to receive a settlement will depend on when the insurance claim is filed, the amount of time it will take for an insurance company to get back to you with an offer, and whether or not you find that offer acceptable.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE YOU CONTACT THE OWNER’S INSURANCE COMPANY
If you fall at a business or residence, you should look around and see what caused you to take a tumble. Was there anything lying in your path that you could not reasonably be expected to see? Were they performing maintenance and did they put up signs around the area to alert you to this fact? Was there a slippery substance on the floor, that they could have cleaned up in a reasonable amount of time?