3 Things to Know About Slip and Fall Injuries
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be wondering if you are eligible to receive compensation for any medical bills and lost wages. Here are 3 things to know about slip and fall injuries to find out if you have a claim.
3 Things to Know About Slip and Fall Injuries | Mistakes to Avoid
If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall incident in Washington, there are certain mistakes we want you to avoid. Most importantly, do not walk away from the scene without documenting it. Take pictures if possible. The second thing to do is get medical attention immediately. It’s very important to see a doctor right away, no matter how minor you think the injury is. You will also want to avoid speaking with the insurance company. You may be contacted by the insurance company soon thereafter offering you money to resolve the matter. Do not take this lowball offer. It’s not going to be anything close to what you are entitled to recover. Instead, you should contact an attorney, tell them the facts of the case, what your injuries are, and let them advise you appropriately.
3 Things to Know About Slip and Fall Injuries | Hire an Attorney
First, you want to hire an attorney who only does personal injury. Avoid attorneys who do general practice. Experience is very important in slip and fall cases. You’ll want to hire an attorney who has handled these types of cases in the past. In fact, many personal injury attorneys do not even take slip and fall cases. Our firm takes slip and fall cases. We find them challenging, and we have a very high success rate in these types of cases. Make sure you hire an attorney who is going to prepare the case for trial. Some attorneys think that the case will settle and won’t be prepared for trial. You want to avoid those attorneys as well. We prepare all our cases as if they will be going to trial.
3 Things to Know About Slip and Fall Injuries | How Much is Your Case Worth?
If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall in Washington state, you may be wondering what your claim is worth. It’s impossible to tell what the claim is initially worth at the beginning. It depends on what the medical bills come out to be, whether you’ve missed time from work, have a good recovery or a difficult recovery, have complications from the injury later on, or have a permanent injury that will require medical attention in the future. There’s no easy answer for that question; it’s fact-dependent.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, please contact our Edmonds slip and fall attorney today for a free consultation.