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Do I Need an Attorney for My Slip and Fall Accident?

You could deal with the at-fault party and their insurance company and attempt to resolve your slip and fall case without an attorney. While you do not need an attorney for your slip and fall accident case, a lawyer can handle everything on your behalf. Hiring a slip and fall attorney to represent means having someone with experience and legal knowledge to level the playing field. 

A lawyer can help maximize your financial compensation and let you focus on getting better. They can also deal with the insurance company and communicate with the adjuster on your behalf. Your lawyer will also build a comprehensive evidence collection that proves the cause of your accident and the resulting costs. 

A Lawyer Can Optimize Your Compensation for a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents are a type of premises liability case. The at-fault party’s negligence entitles you to recover the following types of compensation available in slip and fall claims:

  • Economic damages: Medical bills, assistive medical devices, and treatment-related travel expenses. Additional tangible damages include lost earnings, loss of future earning potential, and property damage, loss, or diminished value.
  • Non-economic damages: Lasting impairments and disfigurement, physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Wrongful death damages, if applicable: Funeral and burial expenses, loss of your loved one’s income and household contributions, and loss of consortium, companionship, and care.

CIV § 1431.2 allows you to recover these damages. If you are represented by a lawyer, they will collect the bills, receipts, and other documents that support their monetary value. 

Opt for a Free Evaluation and Contingency Fee Representation

You do not have to forego legal representation for slip and fall cases. Typically, a slip and fall lawyer will accept your case on contingency, meaning they will cover all the costs associated with building your case and you will not pay any out-of-pocket costs. 

Another benefit of this type of fee structure is that it lets you avoid a potentially costly delay filing your lawsuit. According to CCP § 335.1, you generally have two years to file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Your lawyer can accurately interpret the filing deadline and avoid the loss of your right to legally pursue the at-fault party.

Important Benefits of Hiring a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Preparing a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit is a complex process. It can involve multiple legal steps and require focus and attention to detail. Your physical and emotional recovery after a fall can also require your time and attention. Hiring a lawyer means your case gets the dedication it needs. 

Most law firms will offer a free evaluation of your case. This session will help you understand the process and let the lawyer gather critical details. During your slip and fall accident attorney consultation, you can also ask questions about your case and the law firm’s experience and strategy. 

Your Lawyer Will Establish the Legally Required Elements of Negligence

To hold the at-fault party financially liable for compensation for slip and fall injuries, your lawyer will prove their negligence. Your legal team will document its elements, including:

  • Duty of care
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation 
  • Damages

Your legal team will not ask you to cope with the potentially daunting and emotionally challenging process of collecting evidence. Instead, they will handle it for you, including submitting your evidence to the at-fault party’s representatives.

Your Lawyer Will Build and Organize a Persuasive Collection of Evidence

A personal injury attorney will document and preserve evidence for your personal injury claim. The evidence they collect will:

  • Prove the fall’s cause, including medical records, police report, injury photos, witness statements, and first responder reports
  • Prove the value of your claim, including medical bills, proof of income, and property repair or replacement estimates

Your case may require evidence specific to you and to the accident scene. Your lawyer will recover it for you. 

Your Lawyer Will Negotiate the Best Possible Financial Settlement on Your Behalf

An injury claim lawyer will start the negotiation process by submitting your case file and settlement demand letter. From there, they negotiate on your behalf by fielding each offer you receive and weighing their pros and cons. The final decision to accept or decline any offer is yours, but your lawyer will guide you toward a well-informed decision that best meets your needs. 

Learn More About Working With Our Slip and Fall Attorney

If you or someone you love was injured in an accidental fall, you could need an attorney for your slip and fall accident. At KJT Law Group, we will handle your case from your initial consultation until conclusion, fighting hard for optimal compensation every step of the way. 

Contact our case evaluation team by calling (818) 507-8525 to explore your financial recovery options today.

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