A Seattle slip and fall lawyer at The Fang Law Firm can help you recover from the entity that caused your injury.
Your day could start off as any other normal day and then catastrophe strikes. You slip and fall. It seems simple, normally you’d just get up and continue on your day. What if you can’t? What if you suffered an injury due to your slip and fall and now, instead of your morning walk to the coffee shop, you’re in and out of doctors offices diagnosing and treating your injury; medical bills are piling up, you’re missing work to make your doctors appointments, and your bank account is dwindling near zero.
RCW 4.16.080 provides that you must file your personal injury claim within three years of the date of injury. A Seattle slip and fall accident lawyer can help you with the following:
You can pursue a claim against the landlord or property manager of the property that caused your slip and fall. There are two primary ways to recover compensation for your slip and fall:
The most important tip for recovering from a homeowner, landlord, or property manager’s insurance is gathering evidence to support your claim. To successfully recover, you need to show evidence of your injury and evidence of what caused your slip and fall. If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall, do the following:
Following these steps will ensure that your claim for payment won’t be denied or the settlement amount reduced. A Seattle slip and fall attorney can help you gather this evidence and present your case to the insurers. A slip and fall lawyer is familiar with all the tricks an insurance agency uses to convince you to take a smaller settlement amount.
In the event that negotiations don’t end in a settlement amount you deserve or the insurance company denies your claim, your Seattle slip and fall lawyer can help you file a lawsuit against the homeowner, landlord, or property manager.
The legal system is complex and stressful. A skilled slip and fall attorney can assist you in navigating the litigation process. You can file a slip and fall claim under Washington’s personal injury statutes. To win a slip and fall lawsuit, you and your Seattle slip and fall attorney need to establish the homeowner, landlord, or property manager’s negligence, or carelessness. To prove negligence, you will need to present evidence that the homeowner, landlord, or property manager knew or should have known of the property’s dangerous condition.
In the event that you prove that the landlord, homeowner, or property manager is at fault, the jury will award you economic and non-economic damages.
Slips and falls are, sadly, very common. There are a few situations to look out for that commonly cause slip and fall accidents such as:
Insurance companies and opposing counsel will do everything they can to limit the amount of your damage award or settlement offer, including convincing a jury that your actions contributed to your injury.
Under Washington law, property owners are required to ensure that the property is free of any hazards. However, Washington is a comparative fault state, which means that your damage award can be reduced by the percentage in which your actions contributed to your fall. A knowledgeable slip and fall attorney can help you develop and present evidence that the homeowner, landlord, or property manager is solely responsible.
The opposing party will attempt to argue that you contributed to your injury in order to reduce the damage amount their client will have to pay. The opposing party will likely argue that:
A skilled slip and fall lawyer in Seattle can assist you in combating these arguments from the opposing party. Evidence is the most important aspect of combating these arguments and a slip and fall attorney knows what evidence wins cases.
Call The Fang Law Firm at (206) 489-5140 for a free case consultation. One of our knowledgeable slip and fall attorneys is standing by to assist you with your claim and help you chart a path to financial recovery. We will advocate for the highest settlement award possible. We will be in your corner every step of the way because the last thing you need to think about when recovering from an injury is how you are going to financially recover. Don’t wait; start the claims filing process today with The Fang Law Firm.
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