If you or a loved one were the victim of a slip and fall accident, you may have been told it’s in your best interest to contact a slip and fall, or premises liability lawyer.
But what does a slip and fall lawyer do?
Every year, millions of Americans are hospitalized for slip and fall related accidents. While they are most common in elderly adults, they can happen to anyone, anywhere. From workplace injuries to retail shops, these seemingly minor accidents can be costly to your health and finances.
From bruises and cuts, to broken bones and sprains, slip and fall accidents amount to billions of dollars in losses.
A slip and fall lawyer not only helps you through the insurance process, but can help you recover damages for your injuries.
Learn more about what a slip and fall lawyer can do for you.
Whether you are seeking an insurance claim or must take your slip and fall case to court, there are a few things a slip and fall lawyer can help you do with your case.
According to the American Bar Association, a person can be liable if he or she was negligent in causing an accident, even if he or she never intended to cause the accident. Liability focuses on carelessness in action based upon how a reasonable person would have acted. In those cases, the action becomes negligent when it falls below the standard of reasonable care used to protect others from harm.
While this may seem straightforward, determining liability at the fault of the property owner can actually be complex. However, a slip and fall lawyer can help determine the cause of the fall and if the action of the property owner contributed to that in any way.
In general, your lawyer will look for:
Further, if the property owner was aware of the potential of harm, did nothing to remedy the harm, or caused the harm, the property owner can be held liable.
When you have suffered in a slip and fall accident, the insurance adjusters will likely want to settle the matter right away and have you locked into a settlement that may not actually cover your losses.
A slip and fall lawyer can help determine the overall value of your case and help negotiate the settlement on your behalf. They will consider things like:
From there, they can negotiate the settlement amount or take your claim to court.
When negotiations fail, your case can go to court. In general, only two percent of slip and fall cases go to court, but in some cases, the legal action will be necessary to seek the compensation you deserve.
While your attorney will serve as your legal representative and be knowledgeable about your state’s laws surrounding premises liability and fault, if you are physically unable to represent yourself, your lawyer can go to court on your behalf.
At Regan Zambri Long PLLC, our slip and fall lawyers have over 100 years of collective experience helping clients recover multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts after slip and fall accidents.
Our team has secured millions in premises liability settlements and we could do the same for you.
We will investigate the common causes of slip and fall accidents including:
We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay unless you recover compensation. For a free consultation explaining what a slip and fall accident lawyer can do for you, call (202) 960-4596 or fill out our confidential online contact form.