Fake Slip And Fall Examples And How To Avoid Them
Fake slip and falls are a very old insurance scam that never goes out of style. How can you, a business owner, avoid getting falsely sued?
The best investment against this scam is installing video cameras at as many angles throughout your business location to cover the most territory. Your best defense is to provide your South Carolina business liability attorney with high quality video that has the date and time on the video itself.
Walk through your business location, whether it’s a warehouse, store, office or other facility and look for hazards that could encourage slip and fall scams. Be on the lookout for:
- Slippery floor surfaces
- Uneven steps
- Dark, dim hallways
- Protruding objects on floors
If you have video surveillance, prominently post signs that you are recording. The signage will let potential fraudsters know you are watching, and it will encourage them to try their con game at another place that may not announce their video recording capability.
More Ways To Prevent The Slip And Fall Scam
Beyond installing video cameras and warning everyone they are being recorded, there are other things you can do to prevent a slip and fall con.
- Post signs at places where potential slip and fall accidents could take place. If someone claims an accident at the location, your warnings could help you during the investigation and court case.
- If someone comes to you with a slip and fall complaint, see if there are witnesses. If there are, get the witness version as soon as you can. Your insurance company may also send an investigator to interview them as well.
- Make your employees aware of slip and fall issues during regular safety training. Teach them what they should do if they witness someone falling.
- If someone files a lawsuit against you for a workplace fall, get your insurance company engaged right away. They have seen these types of lawsuits before, and they have investigation methods to get to the truth.
And finally, don’t be in a hurry to pay to make a suit go away. If it is a scam, you are not required to pay anything. Contact a lawyer right away to work with your insurance company to determine if the victim really did have an accident, or is simply looking to con your business out of money.
If you’ve been hit with a lawsuit from someone claiming to have fallen at your business and you think it’s a scam, contact the South Carolina slip and fall accident attorneys (800-777-777) at the Anastopoulo Law firm today.
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