Slip fell on black ice in front of store do I need a police report to file suit
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You do not need to file a police report to file a lawsuit. Kindly contact me for a free consultation to discuss this matter and those steps you need to take to protect your rights.
It's not a good idea to file suit yourself as the defense attorney is likely to out maneuver you very early on. Retaining a personal injury attorney does not cost any money We get paid only if you get paid.
If you were injured give me a call ASAP.
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No, however witnesses are extremely important.
As outlined above, you do not need a police accident report. However, if you called 911 and EMS responded to the scene then that is a big boost. They can put you at the location and time when you allege the accident happened. Also, I suggest you take photographs of the location where you fell ASAP (assuming the ice has not melted or been cleaned). Use a newspaper and place it on the ground near the area where you fell so that a date can be placed to the photograph taken. Have you made contact with the store to let them know you fell there? They may have (although unlikely) also filed a report (assuming they are a big store - i.e. Macy's). There are lots of other nuances that you MUST follow and traps you MUST NOT fall into in order to have a chance to recover compensation. Do NOT speak to anyone at the store, their insurance company, etc. They do NOT have your best interest at heart.
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