To file a slip and fall claim against Walmart, you first need to fill out Walmart’s accident claim form. The organization is insured by Allstate, which pays for injured claimants’ medical bills and other associated expenses.
You would think that because Walmart’s a multi-billion-dollar company, it should have no problem paying for your losses. Think again. Walmart has an army of representatives ready to downplay any claim that comes its way. For this reason alone, you may consider partnering with a lawyer from our firm.
Instructions for Filing Your Slip and Fall Claim Against Walmart
You’ll have to create an Allstate benefits account to submit your claim. In doing so, you’ll need to provide your:
- Contact information, including your phone number and email address
- Social security number
- The details of your accident, including when and where it happened
- The details surrounding the medical care you received
At first glance, this claims form looks like your everyday accident report. But it’s not. Some of these questions are purposefully crafted to blame you for the incident. We recommend partnering with our firm, as we have detailed knowledge of how Walmart accident claims work.
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What Happens After I Submit My Claim?
Allstate says that it will get back to you as soon as its representatives review your claim. However, that’s just the beginning of this uphill battle. You can expect one or more of the following events to take place:
The Insurance Company May Not Get Back to You
Weeks may pass since you originally filed your claim, and still, the insurer hasn’t responded. This may seem like an oversight on its part, but really, this might be a tactic to stall your claim. Our lawyers can manage all communications with the insurer, including checking on the status of your claim.
The Insurance Company May Ask You for More Information
Even if you filled out the claim form completely and accurately, the insurer will likely ask you for more information. Some documents may be easy to procure on your own. Others may seem downright impossible to obtain.
Our firm can gather all the information the insurer needs to process your claim. Supporting documents may include your medical records, imaging scans, and personal testimony.
The Insurance Company May Deny Your Claim
Just like Walmart, insurance companies exist to make money. As such, they’re hesitant to fulfill claims–even valid ones. Our firm will examine the reason for your claim’s denial and work with the insurer to reach a fair settlement.
The Insurance Company May Undervalue Your Claim
The insurance company may offer you a settlement that doesn’t fully account for your past and present healthcare expenses. You don’t have to accept a settlement if you don’t believe it’s fair.
Our firm can calculate your damages to arrive at a fair figure for your case. From there, we can negotiate a settlement that meets your needs.
The Insurance Company May Accept Your Claim
In the best possible situation, you submit the claim form, and the insurer offers a fair settlement. However, without knowing the actual cost of your past, present, and future damages, it’s impossible to know whether an offer is fair.
Do You Have a Valid Slip and Fall Claim Against Walmart?
To file a successful injury claim, your case must establish the four elements of negligence. While recovering from serious injuries, this can be a difficult undertaking. Yet, with our team on your side, we can establish:
- Duty of care: Walmart owned or operated the property where you fell and had an obligation to keep customers safe from harm.
- Breach of duty: Walmart knew (or should have known) about the hazard that led to your fall.
- Causation: The hazard in question caused you to fall.
- Damages: As a result of falling at Walmart, you have physical, emotional, and financial damages.
Proving these elements requires evidence. Your lawyer may use security camera footage, the accident report, witness statements, and your medical intake records to prove your case’s validity.
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You Have a Limited Time to File Your Potential Lawsuit Against Walmart
If Walmart denies your claim, you only have a finite amount of time to sue. Indiana law limits how much time you have to pursue damages against Walmart after your slip and fall accident. IC § 34-11-2-4 sets the statute of limitations for injury lawsuits at two years.
In general, this law means that you have two years from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit. Otherwise, the courts will deny your case with prejudice, meaning you cannot file it again.
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Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. Can Represent You Against Walmart
If you were injured after slipping and falling at Walmart, you could recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Our lawyer with Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. is ready to help you file a slip and fall claim against Walmart.
Call our office today at (317) 636-7777 for a free case review. Because we work on contingency, you pay nothing unless we win your case.