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Faking Personal Injury Accidents Won't Lead To Recovery
I would like to think that I can procure a recovery for one of my clients no matter what the personal injury, however there are certain instances where the evidence is just too stacked against you. Take, for example, the claim of a Florida woman claiming injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident at a grocery store. After making a slip and fall claim against the store for injuries, the store owner watch the surveillance tape, only to find that the substance the woman fell in had been placed on the floor purposely by the alleged victim herself!
Unfortunately in this business there are those that will try to take advantage of the system. In nearly all cases, the fraudulent claim will never see the light of day. When individuals try to scam the system with these claims, it takes much away from those who do suffer serious injuries as a result of someone else's negligence. Each year I get hundreds of calls from people who have slipped or fallen in a grocery store and have legitimate claims, serious injury can result from these types of incidents and it is my job to make sure that my clients receive the compensation they are entitled to. When fraudulent claims are brought though, it puts a black mark on the entire industry. Fortunately, this woman's attempt to garner recovery should be unsuccessful.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident or another premises liability matter, you should consult an attorney as soon as possible. Often the property owners do have video evidence of the instance that resulted in your injury and you will want your attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and the proper care is taken to secure the evidence of your injury.
From Illinois Injury Law Blog posted 2007-08-09.