Slip and fall injuries, often caused by slippery or uneven floor surfaces, are very common. They can happen anywhere, often in public places like at a Walmart. Many slip and fall injuries occur because people who own or manage the places are negligent and do not keep the area tidy, clean or safe.
Slipping and falling over may cause quite serious injuries, and it is only right that those who contributed to the accident should bear responsibility for paying compensation for your injuries.
A personal injury claim against a giant corporation like Walmart can be an intimidating experience. You are advised to get legal help from a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer if considering making a claim for compensation after a slip and fall accident.
Damages You May Receive After a Slip and Fall Injury at Walmart
A personal injury claim for compensation after a slip and fall accident at Walmart will include the full cost of medical treatment, lost earnings, and compensation for property damage, e.g. if an expensive watch was broken. In addition, you may be able to claim payment for pain and suffering. In some states, the latter may be capped.
If the injuries are likely to be permanent, or at least cause you to suffer for a long time, the compensation should be carefully estimated by an attorney, otherwise you may end up with less money than you need to maintain as near a normal life as possible.
All personal injury claims depend on showing that Walmart, or at least someone who worked there, was negligent and that the negligence contributed to you slipping over and injuring yourself. Eye witnesses should be relatively easy to find after this sort of accident, as generally there will be many customers in the store when you slipped.
Why Consider a Lawyer?
Personal injury claims can be difficult to pursue. Walmart will have experienced insurance adjusters and lawyers working to represent them on occasions like this. If you do not have any legal representation yourself, you may find that you are offered a much smaller sum than you need, if anything at all.
Insurance adjusters often behave very differently if they know you have experienced legal help on your side. A personal injury lawyer will be able to assess the chances of success if you do decide to file a claim against Walmart and can help you with the evidence you will need to prove negligence by Walmart staff or management.
Work With a PI Lawyer Today
Many people are put off contacting a lawyer after a slip and fall injury, believing that it will cost them money to secure legal representation. This is rarely necessary. Most PI lawyers will provide an initial free consultation in which you can freely discuss your injury and the circumstances in which the accident took place. If the lawyer decides that the case is worth pursuing against Walmart, then this will usually be on a contingency fee basis. The legal costs are deferred until a settlement has been finalized to your benefit.
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*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Walmart, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.