Slip & Fall
Get a professional lawyer’s help for your slip and fall personal injury case
Accidents happen every day, often as a result of someone’s irresponsibility. If you’ve been injured or you’ve fallen ill as a result of someone’s negligence, you may be legally entitled to compensation.
If you slip and fall within a business’s premises, the premises owner could be held liable for your injury. Your claim will only be valid if it can be established that the responsible party (the owner, in private premises, or government agency in government premises) was negligent or irresponsible in their duty to guard against such incidents. One example is when they fail to warn you that the floor is slippery.
How a personal injury lawyer can help you
Personal injury attorneys are usually indispensable in the legal process of pursuing “damages” for personal injuries and related losses, such as emotional trauma and loss of earnings. An experienced attorney will first assess your claim to determine the best course of action to take. They will then help you identify the party that should be held liable, and inform you of your right to file a complaint against them.
If your attorney has found enough reason to conclude that the other party was at fault, they will get down to work immediately. First, they will launch private investigations in an attempt to gather as much evidence as needed to file a strong claim. This can be obtained from police reports, eyewitness reports, medical records of your treatment, and other sources. Since most personal injury cases are resolved out of court, they will contact the other party to initiate settlement negotiations.
The good news is that hiring an injury lawyer usually comes at no initial cost. Most lawyers work on such cases on a contingency basis, which is to say that they’ll get a cut of your compensation awarded after settlement or a successful court case. This allows you to select a competent personal injury attorney who has a good track record with similar cases.
Talk to experienced lawyers
You will most likely need an experienced lawyer to represent you, bearing in mind that you must deal with difficult parties and legal complexities before you can receive your due compensation. Remember to be quick about hiring an attorney or otherwise risk missing the deadline for filing your injury claim, as stipulated in your state’s statute of limitations. At Oswalt Law Group, our attorneys are always available for a free consultation about your injury case, so call us today on (602) 225-2222 to see how we can help you.