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Should I wait until I finish medical treatment to file a slip and fall injury case?

Your focus right now is on your physical recovery. However, as you meet with your doctors and review your plan for recovering from your fall injuries, you realize that your physical recovery is not going to be measured in days and weeks but rather in months and years. You are going to need surgeries or physical therapy for a long time, and while the doctors can provide you with a prognosis they cannot guarantee an outcome.

Don’t Let This Stop You From Filing a Slip and Fall Case Now

You do not have to wait until you have finished treatment to pursue a slip and fall claim. Your time for filing a slip and fall case is limited by the state’s statute of limitations. While the statute of limitations varies from state to state, it often expires before a person’s medical treatment is finished.

Thus, you may have to file a claim before your treatment is completed.

This Should Not Impact Your Recovery

Filing a claim does not mean that you are agreeing to a settlement. You can file a claim and continue to get medical treatment. Your case will not be settled until you have either finished treatment or your doctor has a reasonable prognosis for you and can estimate the amount of medical care that you will continue to need in the future.

It is important to know the truth about protecting your rights after a slip and fall leaves you injured. Accordingly, we encourage you to watch our free videos and to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on important issues that could affect your recovery.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham