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We Fight for Injury Victims of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are much more common than some people imagine. However, while these accidents may seem simple, they can lead to serious, long-lasting injuries.

If you are involved in a serious slip and fall accident, your injuries may cause you to be unable to go back to work for several weeks, months, or sometimes even longer. You will also likely have extensive medical costs that never seem to end and must adjust your day-to-day life because of your injuries.

It’s estimated that over one million people in the U.S. are involved in a slip and fall accident each year. About a third of those will suffer moderate to severe injuries, which include back and neck injuries, hip fractures, brain trauma, and more.

If you are involved in this type of accident, using the services of our Everett, WA, slip and fall lawyer is highly recommended. With years of experience handling cases like these, you can feel confident that our legal team will fight for your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.

When Will a Property Owner be Responsible for Your Slip and Fall Accident?

When you are visiting a business, someone’s home, or another property, you have the right to be warned of all potential hazards that may cause a slip and fall situation. If a known hazard is ignored, a reasonable person would assume that an accident may occur.

Sometimes, poor or no lighting can hide defects present on walking surfaces. Because of this, it is required that all areas where people may walk be well lit and easy to see. When thinking about liability cases, it has to be considered whether the property owner took reasonable precautions to avoid the potential of an accident.

The manager, owner, or employee at the property must have been able to reasonably expect that the failure to act could create a dangerous situation and that it may cause an injury.

Time is one of the most important factors that slip and fall lawyers in Everett, WA, will consider and look at in these situations. For example, if someone spills a drink in a retail store and just a few seconds after that, you step on the spill and fall, there’s no way the owner could have been expected to see and remove the hazard before your accident. However, if the spill occurred 30 minutes before, and two workers passed the spill without doing anything, you now have stronger proof of negligence. Suppose boxes are stacked unsafely in an area where customers commonly walk, and someone trips and falls because of them. In that case, this is another situation when the property owner would likely be considered negligent.

Because it can be challenging to prove negligence in these cases, it is good to call our Everett slip and fall accident lawyer. We can review the facts of the case, gather evidence, and talk to witnesses to prove that what you say happened, actually did.

Reasonable Care Defined

In slip and fall claims, a term often heard is “reasonable.” The court will determine whether the manager, owner, or an employee of the business acted as a reasonably prudent person in a similar situation would have.

For example, if someone were aware of the hazard that caused a slip and fall, then it would be reasonable that they should have fixed the problem or warned about it. When it comes to figuring out liability after a slip and fall accident, reasonableness is important. Another element to consider whether your behavior and actions were reasonable.

For example, imagine that snow and ice have been tracked into a grocery store. The owner was aware of the hazard, and they placed a noticeable warning sign and cones in the area. You were in a hurry and didn’t pay attention to these warnings, slipped and fell. In this situation, the owner would likely not be considered responsible for the injuries you suffered.

Our slip and fall accident lawyers in Everett, WA, will consider all the factors that led to the accident to help make a case for you and prove that someone else was liable for your accident and injuries.

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Common Locations for Slip and Fall Accidents

While slip and fall accidents can occur almost anywhere and at any time, they often occur in theme parks, retail stores, grocery stores, restaurants, escalators and elevators, parking lots, and nightclubs. Another common area for these accidents to occur is around public swimming pools due to the wet surface. Winter weather also increases slip and fall accidents because the snow and ice are usually tracked into entryways, which causes people to slip and fall.

Main Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Everett, WA

While there are many reasons a slip and fall accident may occur, some are more common than others. Some of the most common reasons they occur include:

  • Recessed or raised edges on flooring
  • Changes in the flooring level
  • Rugs placed on slippery surfaces
  • Loose or torn carpeting
  • Changes in the floor surface
  • Water, grease, ice, or other spills that cause slippery areas on the floor
  • Unexpected slope or raised area on the floor
  • Abrupt changes in floor surfaces
  • Potholes in parking lots
  • Cracked or broken sidewalks
  • Obstructions in the walking path
  • Poor lighting
  • Strobe lighting
  • No handrails on the stairs
  • Steep stairs.

Many other factors may lead to a slip and fall accident, so it is in your best interests to contact our Everett, WA, slip and fall attorney any time you find yourself in this situation.

What Should You Do After Being Involved in a Slip and Fall Accident?

You can help your Everett slip and fall accident attorney by documenting everything about the accident and your injuries. After the accident occurs, it’s a good idea to take photos (if you can) of the accident scene. Be sure you show what caused you to slip, whether liquid on the floor or uneven flooring, a broken step, ice, or something else.

It would help to let a supervisor, property owner, or manager know that you fell. If your fall happened in a commercial business, make sure you have them fill out an incident report. You should also request a copy of the report when it is complete. This will be helpful evidence if you decide to file a lawsuit for compensation.

You should also document all the details you can remember about the incident. This is just as important as the official incident report. By writing down everything you remember, you can give it to your attorney and then use the information to build your case. Some of the details you need to document include what caused your slip, trip, or fall, whether there were any signs about the existence of the danger and where they were located.

It would help if you also took pictures of any injuries you sustained. If someone saw the incident, ask them for their contact information and see if they will give you a statement or provide one to your attorney.

Another important step that you should take is to get medical assistance. Even if you think your injuries are minor, it is important to have documentation from a doctor about the injuries you sustained. Also, some minor injuries may become more serious if you don’t seek treatment right away. You can avoid this situation by getting a medical evaluation right after your accident.

Avoid Providing a Statement About the Incident

An insurance adjuster for the property owner will contact you in some cases. If they do, they will likely request a statement. Instead of giving this statement, request that the insurance company talk to your slip and fall attorney.

It’s also best to avoid posting about the situation on social media. Most insurance companies will look on social media sites to see if you have posted anything they can use against you. Even going to dinner with friends or your spouse may be used against you to show that you were not seriously hurt and don’t deserve the amount of compensation you have requested.

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Contact Our Everett Slip and Fall Attorneys for Help with Your Accident Claim

If you have slipped and fallen on someone else’s property and believe that you are owed compensation, contact our legal team today. We can review the facts and help build a strong case so you can recover compensation. Our legal team is dedicated to fighting for our clients and helping them recover the maximum amount of compensation possible.

An important first step is to call our legal team and schedule an initial, free consultation. You can reach us at (206) 737-1421.

We understand that while slip and fall accidents may seem minor, they can lead to long-lasting injuries. This will impact you and your family for a long time, in many cases. Because of this, you should get in touch with our legal team soon after you suffer a slip and fall. We will help you from the start to the finish of your legal case.

Common Injuries That Occur in an Everett Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accident injuries are varied. The circumstances of your accident will, in large part, determine the injuries you sustain.

For example, you could try to catch yourself as you fall, breaking your wrist, or you may hit your head on a sharp corner. Some injuries more common than others in these types of accident. The most common are:

  • Cuts, scrapes, and scratches
  • Bruises and bumps
  • Eye and face injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Road rash
  • Soft tissue injuries or torn and pulled muscles
  • Crush injuries
  • Compound or simple fractures
  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord or back injuries
  • Shoulder, neck, and head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

In some situations, you could experience secondary injuries, too, like an infection. This is a common issue for those who have a compromised immune system. Also, the injuries that you experience in a fall may aggravate any preexisting illness or condition. In this case, the defendant will be responsible for the secondary injuries and the pain and suffering you experience.

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What Is the Value of My Case?

The value of an injury case depends upon many factors related to the extent of your injuries and any other losses associated with your claim. You may have medical bills, lost income, costs associated with pain and suffering, among other possible damages. To learn the possible value of your case, contact the team at Strong Law. In a free case evaluation, we’ll let you know how much your case may be worth.

What Are Your Hours?

Strong Law is open five days a week between 9am and 5pm. In addition, we offer after hours return calls, weekend calls, and online chat.

What Kinds Of Cases Are Personal Injury?

Call us to know for sure, but a good rule of thumb is when an “accident” that happened to you because of the acts of or misdeeds of another party. Examples are: Auto accidents; motorcycle accidents; semi-truck accidents; wrongful death; medical malpractice; slip, trip and fall; boating accidents, faulty equipment, nursing home abuse; and many others.

Will I Be Charged To Consult Or Talk With You?

No, not ever. Strong Law is a contingency personal injury firm offering specialized experience along with access when you need it. Our goal is to gain the best settlement and provide comfort in the process, so easy access to us is part of our best practices.

What Does Contingency Mean?

Contingency in a legal matter means an expense to the client based on the outcome of a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty. Said another way, Strong Law gets paid only if your case settles.

Can You Give Me An Assessment Of My Case?

Absolutely. While we cannot guarantee anything, nor do we imply a settlement, our willingness to take your case (and do it on contingency) is our voice that we feel your case has strong merit. After speaking with you, we can provide a merit assessment over the phone. However, we caution that accepting your case does not promise anything, your outcome is reflected in the law firm you choose.

What Should I Do If I’m Having Problems, Like Their Insurance Company Is Calling Me?

Always secure an attorney first. If you sign up with Strong Law now, you can advise their insurance company that you have representation and give them our name and contact information. From that time forward, they should not be contacting you again; it’s the law. If you do not sign with an attorney, like Strong Law, you will need to speak with them and represent yourself to resolve your injury. We strongly urge against this; insurance companies are skilled at ensuring their best interests over yours.

What Are Common Reasons For Insurance Injury Denials?

Make sure you receive medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident, otherwise insurance may argue your pain is from an unrelated incident.Insurance companies will be going out of their way to find some proof that the accident was your fault. Don’t be intimidated.If you have preexisting medical conditions that make you more likely to suffer an injury, it is not uncommon for insurance agencies to deny claims based on this.

How Long Does A Case Take To Settle?

It depends on many factors like medical care, future needs, evidence, proof of liability, and many others. Some cases take months while others can last a couple years. Ultimately, our goal is to represent you and what is going to be best for you in the long run.

Why Can Cases Last Years?

Because the law dictates it. There are many layers to make sure the insurance companies treat you with optimal care. For example, there will be time spent for medical treatments you might need. There is time to gather the needed medical reports and discover any long term impacts this injury will have on your life today and into the future. There is time for the other side to review our demands, research, and respond as well. It can feel like a long time, but we follow the law and strategize for the best benefit to you. We are with you the whole time.

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