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Should You Hire a Lawyer for a Slip and Fall Injury Case?

Submitted by Elizabeth V on

Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of accidents USA wide after auto accidents. They can happen almost anywhere and are often caused by negligence. If you have had a slip and fall accident on a business premises and were injured, you may be able to obtain compensation if you can prove that the accident was not your fault. These sorts of personal injury claims are not easy to win unless you have legal help from an experienced lawyer.

What is a Slip and Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents or trip and fall accidents are commonplace. They can happen in your own home, on a city sidewalk, a walk in the woods, an office, elevator, shopping center or supermarket, literally anywhere. Typically, a slip and fall accident happens because of slippery floors or ground surfaces, whereas trip and fall accidents are due to rough, uneven ground or loose objects. These sorts of accidents oftentimes happen suddenly, without warning, and can cause serious injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to dislocations and broken bones.

Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for a Slip and Fall Injury Case

If you believe that your slip and fall accident was caused by negligence on the part of the management or owners of business premises where you slipped and fell, the onus is on you to prove negligence occurred. This can be hard as the business and their insurers will attempt to avoid responsibility for the accident, especially when a potential claim could be expensive. This is where help from an experienced personal injury lawyer can really make the difference between failure to obtain rightful compensation and success.

Personal injury lawyers understand how to negotiate with insurers and will usually attempt to settle a claim out of court. If the insurer is resistant to a settlement, but the evidence against the business is convincing, the lawyer will pursue the claim through court.

Cost of a Slip and Fall Attorney

The majority of personal injury lawyers will offer a free initial consultation to discuss the accident and whether a personal injury claim has any likelihood of success. Most lawyers will offer a contingency fee arrangement if they think that your case has a good chance of winning. This means that their lawyer’s fee and any court costs will be incorporated into the damages claim so that you only need to pay the cost of the lawyer if the case is won on your behalf.

Get Connected With a Slip and Fall Attorney

Slip and fall—and similar types of—accidents are all too common and are often caused when business premises are not well- or sufficiently-maintained. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to win a claim against the business as the business and its insurer will fight hard to avoid liability. An experienced slip and fall lawyer can increase your chances of winning the compensation you need to pay for medical treatment and other costs for an accident that was not your fault.

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