If you suffered injuries in a fall on someone else’s property, it is worth hiring a lawyer to handle your slip and fall accident claim. They can handle the legal legwork while you focus on healing from your injuries.
When injuries occur on someone else’s property, the property owner or occupier might be legally responsible. A slip and fall lawyer can help you understand your options and seek fair compensation based on the laws in your state and the damages you experienced.
How Much Will a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Cost Me?
Many people question whether they should hire a slip-and-fall attorney because they worry that paying the law firm will cost them more than their case is worth. However, this is because of a misunderstanding about the way accident attorneys handle cases. Our lawyers work based on contingency.
When you hire our team, you will never pay for your initial consultation or have other upfront fees. We do not keep track of hours worked or ask for a retainer. Instead, we receive a portion of the compensation we recover for you. If we do not win your case, you do not pay.
Therefore, your injury is never too minor or too serious to have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side managing the claims process for you.
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How a Lawyer Can Help With Your Slip and Fall Accident Case
Hiring a personal injury lawyer to protect your rights and navigate the claims process for you after a fall is the best way to ensure you seek fair compensation for your full range of expenses and losses. Your attorney will take steps to manage your case while you focus on your treatment and healing. These steps could include:
- Protecting your right to receive fair compensation
- Managing all communication about your case, including with the insurance carrier, liable parties, and others.
- Investigating what happened and collecting evidence to support the claim
- Valuing your expenses and losses
- Filing an insurance claim and negotiating with the insurer
- Suing the liable party and preparing the case for court
- Representing you at a jury trial when necessary
Your legal team will protect your right to pursue a fair payout from the day you sign your contract with them until they close your case. This is the key to getting the money you deserve. Your attorney will know how to manage the process, including filing a lawsuit and preparing the case for trial when necessary.
Our slip-and-fall accident lawyers recover compensation for most clients through a negotiated claim with the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. However, we will take cases to court when necessary to get justice for our clients.
Recoverable Damages Your Lawyer Can Pursue in a Slip and Fall Accident
When our personal injury attorneys handle a case, we aim to document our client’s expenses and losses. This could allow us to recover money for their fall-related costs, ensuring they have the money they need to pay for current and future medical care and other expenses. We know this recovery is essential to healing physically, emotionally, and financially.
Each case is different and will have unique damages. This includes both the types of damages and their value. Even when two people fall because of the same hazard or suffer similar injuries in different places, the cost of treatment and missing work can vary widely. Because of this, there is no way to know how much a case might be worth until we document the damages and determine a potential settlement range.
The types of damages for slip and fall accidents commonly include:
- Pain and suffering and other intangible losses
- Medical bills and related costs, both current and future
- Income losses from time missed at work
- Reduced earning capacity if there are lasting injuries
- Miscellaneous expenses such as parking costs or traveling to see a specialist
While relatively rare, fall injuries can be deadly. Terminal cases are more likely to occur in falls from elevated heights, such as off porches, balconies, or stairs. However, catastrophic and fatal injuries are possible in slips and trips, too. If this happened to someone you love, your attorney can help your family pursue wrongful death damages.
Who Is Liable for My Slip and Fall Accident?
Generally, property owners or occupiers are legally responsible for keeping guests, customers, or other visitors safe. This includes preventing fall hazards when possible, including in buildings and on the grounds. If you suffer fall injuries and there is evidence to show the owner or an employee knew or should have known about the hazard, you can hold them accountable.
Your slip and fall lawyer will know how to identify the liable party and show what occurred, including whether the owner, the occupier, or an employee knew about the slip or trip hazard. Your legal team will investigate the incident and gather evidence to clearly outline the circumstances of your fall and the resulting injuries.
The evidence in these cases varies widely. When possible, attorneys like to have compelling documentation to show exactly when, why, and how your injuries occurred. This could include:
- Video of the fall
- Photos of the hazard before or after the fall
- Eyewitness statements
- Proof of how long the hazard existed, such as video or photos
- Relevant medical records
- Expert testimony
- Documentation of damages
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Discuss Your Next Steps With a Slip and Fall Attorney for Free
When you call Van Law, you will reach a knowledgeable team member who can answer your questions and assess your legal options with you for free. Our attorneys represent fall injury victims in Las Vegas and Washington State. We are here for you if you suffer injuries in our service area.
Don’t wait too long to file your claim because your time is running out. Make sure you seek legal representation as soon as possible to get started on your case. Contact us today for your free initial consultation with our team.
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These guys are amazing. Helped me throughout the process. Always there when I need help. Inititailly called a law firm (the one that has lots of ads on the radio), but they declined my case. Van Law Firm accepted my case without a second thought! Kudos to Daniel, my case manager, and Amanda who expedited my payment process. Highly recommended.Milby Mags
Got in an accident at the beginning of the year and they have been awesome, especially with it being my first accident and me being like this. They have been very communicated, stayed in contact with me the whole time, giving me updates when there were any and even when there weren’t and answered any question I had. I would recommend them to anyone. Everyone I have talked to there has been very friendly. I would give them a 10 out of 10.Ethan Gullet
They made sure that my insurance company covered what I paid for them to which included the gap for my car that was totaled. My medical costs were taken care of and reduced substantially so I was able to get more on my settlement. My case manager, Will Garcia, was always helpful in assisting me and answering any questions I had. They really did an amazing job with my case. I would definitely recommend them to anyone in need of this type of legal help. Most lawyers do not help you with the recovery of the car and rental etc. They are amazing.Teresa Cuthbertson