Drawing Up Agreeable Healthcare Contracts for Everyone & How a Lawyer Can Help

In most things having to do with the law, people like to see if they can do it pro se, or on their own. While you certainly can do most things without a lawyer’s help, contracts are something you should avoid doing alone. There are too many things that can go wrong with writing your own contracts, including the wording. If you still want to draw up your own contracts, like healthcare contracts for example, then you should at least have a lawyer help you. Here is how you can draw up agreeable healthcare contracts for everyone and how a lawyer can help.

Go to a Legal Contract Site and Use Available Templates

Attempting to word a legal contract on your own tends to create many loopholes and wording that is open to interpretation. While you want healthcare contracts to be reasonable and agreeable for everyone, you do not want to spend all your time and energy in court debating what you meant in your contract. If you are going to “write your own” healthcare contracts, try using the templates on a legal  contracts website for your state. These are often established by lawyers to help the pro se contract writer create a legitimate and legally binding contract that the state can, in good faith, honor. Several sections of these templates will allow you to fill in details regarding your clinic or hospital’s policies, but maintain and follow regulations set forth by the state government.

Making the Contracts Agreeable for Everyone

Are your healthcare contracts meant to protect and serve the patient? Or, are contracts meant to get the patients to agree to and adhere to payment plans? With all of the healthcare contract types available, make sure that the types you create are favorable to both you and your patients and provide and uphold fair and equitable treatment of all parties involved who sign them. You do not want to be sued for a misconception or misrepresentation in a contract clause.

Always Have a Lawyer Double-Check Your Contracts

Lawyers that specialize in contracts, contract writing, and contract interpretation should be consulted after you have finished your first drafts of your contracts. The lawyers can read all the way through your contracts to see if there is anything amiss or anything that might be interpreted in a way you did not mean. Then you can either ask the lawyers for some suggestions on how to rewrite these passages, or hire a lawyer to rewrite these passages so that they are tight, understandable and will hold up in court.

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The Do’s And Don’ts Of Slip And Fall Injuries In A Place Of Business

Of all of the ways that you could end up injured in a place of business, a slip, trip, or fall could easily be one of them. These types of injuries are easily the most common form of accidents that occur in public places where customers are concerned. While some business owners will step up to the plate to ensure you are fine and will take liability for your injuries, it is not uncommon for some to admit they are at fault at all. In these situations, it is highly likely you will have to file a personal injury claim to get any help for paying for your injury at all. If you are involved in a slip and fall injury in a place of business, there are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind that may help. 

Do report the accident immediately

Try your best to flag down another customer if you are able so they can retrieve a business associate to assist you. It is never a good idea to slip or fall and then wait a while to report your injury. 

Don’t leave the area where the accident occurred unless you have no other choice

Trying to get up in an area where you have just slipped and fell into the floor could easily exacerbate injuries you may not even realize you have yet. Furthermore it is important for the management at the business to see that you did indeed fall. Plus, staying in the area will ensure that the business management can see what it was that made you slip or trip. 

Do seek medical attention after filing an accident report

Once you have reported the accident at the place of business, it is imperative that you go ahead and seek the attention of a medical professional, whether it is your doctor or the local emergency center. This visit will document your injuries and will later be used in court if you do have to file a claim because the business owner’s insurance company refuses to pay. 

Don’t file a report and then wait until later to seek medical help

Waiting to seek proper medical attention after a fall is bad for a few reasons:

  1. waiting could mean that injuries you have will just get worse
  2. waiting could give the opportunity for the business owner to claim you were further injured beyond what happened on their property

For more information, contact firms like Walz Law Office.

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