A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere, that includes a grocery store, restaurant, mall, hotel, office building, or at a person’s home. Slip and fall accidents commonly occur as a result of a dangerous condition such as a slippery floor, poor lighting, uneven steps, or blockages as a result of either intentional or negligent acts of another.
Following a slip and fall accident you are probably feeling physically unwell and mentally burdened. It can be difficult to know how to handle insurance companies (both yours and the property owner’s) or how much your accident will be worth in the end. Speaking with a slip and fall accident attorney could help you get the greatest financial recovery available.
How Can A Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Help with Accident Injuries?
A lot of victims wind up forgoing quality healthcare because they are unsure if they will ultimately be able to afford it. The entire process is difficult and confusing, which is why you deserve to have expert representation. If you have not already, contact us today about representation.
We can handle the logistical and legal burdens of your case which will free you up to heal.
Steps We Will Take With Your Slip and Fall Accident Case:
Every case is different, but there are some key steps that we take with almost every slip and fall accident client. Understanding the steps we will take as your attorney is a good way to get more comfortable with the entire personal injury process.
Determine Liability. Our first step will be to determine who was behaving negligently and ultimately, who caused your accident. In many cases, liability can be shared but that does not mean that you must forgo damages. Our first step in every case will be determining exactly where the blame lies.
The law here can be quite murky. What is considered to be “reasonable” caution on the part of the slip and fall victim is often up for debate, as is what could be considered “reasonable” on the part of the property owner or that owner’s employee. In order for the property owner to be considered liable for a slip and fall accident, one of the following criteria must be met:
- The property owner or employee must have caused the condition that led to the victim’s fall. For example, the property owner caused a spill that resulted in dangerous, slippery conditions.
- The property owner or employee knew of a dangerous situation and did nothing to rectify it.
- The property owner or employee should have discovered the dangerous condition because a “reasonable” person would have discovered the hazard and made moves to rectify it. This situation requires the property owner or their employees to conduct regular safety checks.
Determine Damages. Based on the specifics of your accident, you may be entitled to damages for your medical bills, lost wages, lost property, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. We will help you to determine which damages you should seek.
File a Claim With Insurance. Insurance companies are not on your side. We will handle 100% of the communication with insurance companies. We are very experienced with their antics and will push them to pay you what you deserve and nothing less.
Help You Get back on Your Feet. If you need medical care, we can set you up with high quality healthcare providers. It is important to us that you get back to normal life as quickly as possible, and so we take on the burden of that ourselves.
Legal Tip. Never take the first settlement offered from an insurance company. They are trained and instructed to pay victims less than they deserve. If you have already been offered a settlement, call us to discuss it.
Free To Get Your Case Started. We accept accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that there will be no cost to you unless we recover an accident settlement on your behalf. Our Accident Attorneys at Chris and Frank Accident Attorneys will aggressively fight for you until justice is served, whether it is through an accident settlement or a trial. Our dedicated and caring team of attorneys will be available to you 24/7.
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Sometimes, you can do everything right and still wind up in a accident. But regardless of what caused an accident or personal injury our legal team is here to help you make it right again. We are here to support you.