Have you been injured in a Slip and Fall accident?
Slip and fall accidents can cause severe and sometimes permanent injuries, such as brain injuries and serious fractures. If a property owner failed to remedy a hazardous or dangerous condition on their property, causing your accident and injuries, you might have legal recourse. You could potentially hold the property owner accountable for your losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
An experienced attorney may be able to help you gather other kinds of evidence, or build a compelling case using the evidence available.
Examples of evidence that can be helpful in a slip and fall case include:
• Photographs of the accident scene
• Photographs of the injuries and damages
• Eyewitness testimony
• Expert testimony (including medical testimony)
• Evidence demonstrating the defendant’s knowledge of dangerous property conditions
• Surveillance footage
• Maintenance records
• Records of other injuries or incidents on the property
These are only examples. The evidence used in your claim might depend on the nature of your accident, the evidence available, and which stage of the claims process you are in, among other things.
Unfortunately, it can be challenging to calculate all your present and potential future damages correctly, especially if you have no legal experience. A lawyer can assess and calculate your past, present, and expected future damages. They will aim to protect you from any losses arising due to someone else’s negligence.
Damages available to slip and fall victims in Washington state might include compensation for:
• Medical expenses (including physician’s visits, hospital bills, medical treatments, surgeries, medications, etc.)
• Lost income due to time away from work
• Physical therapy / rehabilitation
• Bodily pain and suffering
• Emotional distress
• Property damage / losses
• Loss of future earnings
• Wrongful death damages (e.g., burial expenses, loss of companionship, etc.)
• Other out-of-pocket monetary losses
These are only examples of commonly recognized damages. The damages available for your claim will depend on the injuries you sustain, the relevant insurance policies and coverages, the circumstances surrounding your accident, and other factors. To learn more about your rights and options, you should contact experienced slip and fall accident lawyers in Washington state as soon as possible. We can help.
A lawyer can take care of all the technicalities of filing a court case and ensure that you do not miss any deadlines and that all your documents are in order. They can also represent you professionally in a court of law. Having professional legal representation is vital when pursuing compensation from a negligent property owner.