You should prepare before filing a lawsuit against a salon. Of course, you want to win the case and get a good amount for settlement. You were a victim, and you deserve to get justice. However, you must also realise that you’ll be going against an establishment. Some hair salons have been around for years, so they’re used to a lawsuit and might even have a team of legal experts. You can only get what you deserve if you prepare for it. These tips will help you.
Take pictures immediately after the incident
Make sure you take pictures as soon as the incident happens. Stay calm even if you’re in pain. Take your phone out and photograph the affected area. Don’t forget to take pictures of the surrounding environment too. You need evidence once you file a claim.
Go to a doctor
You should get medical treatment immediately. After all, you don’t know the extent of the damage, so you need an expert to look into the problem. You also need to receive a medical certificate indicating the diagnosis. Use it to prove that the salon caused the injury.
Don’t delay your plans to sue the hair salon. This will prove that you deem the problem urgent, which requires immediate action. If you delay it, the court might think you’re uncertain about the next steps. It also shows that the medical injury wasn’t serious enough for you to think about a lawsuit.
Work with experts
Partnering with legal experts will strengthen your hairdressing claims. While you have evidence and truth on your side, you might still lose without good representation. So, you need people who will be there to help you win your case. Even if you don’t win, they can still help negotiate the terms and settle out of court. The good thing is you will find law firms that will only require you to pay if you win the case. Otherwise, you won’t have to worry about the legal fees.
Don’t accept apologies
The hairdresser will most likely be apologetic for the incident. You will also feel bad, especially if you’ve been with the same hairdresser for years. You know that the person’s job is on the line. Before you feel pity, you must realise that you’re also a victim. Besides, the hairdresser isn’t the only person at fault. The salon owner must train everyone before providing services. The salon must also be clean and well-organised. Understand that several factors led to the injury. If you accept the apology, you clear the hairdresser of the responsibility. You’re also saying that it’s okay and you won’t run after the salon to a certain extent.
It’s a tough battle against a hair salon. It’s also a gruelling journey on top of your physical pains. However, you have to push through until you get what you deserve. You can’t let fear or pain stop you from receiving justice. It also sends the right message, encouraging the salon to do a better job.