Should I Get a Lawyer for a Slip and Fall?

Should I Get a Lawyer for a Slip and Fall?

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Should I Get a Lawyer for a Slip and Fall?

Have you been hurt in a slip and fall accident and are unclear about your next steps? You may be questioning your ability to move on with your life after a serious slip and fall, or you may just be embarrassed that the incident happened in the first place. Either way, you may have serious medical conditions following the incident—some of which may not even manifest for some time.

Most people underestimate the impact of a slip and fall, but you may be dealing with medical conditions and serious pain for months or years to come. If you slip and fall, seek medical attention.

But immediately after tending to your injuries, you may also wonder, “Should I get a lawyer for a slip and fall?” This can be especially true if you are certain that you were hurt because of someone else’s negligence and by no fault of your own.

This is why it is essential to contact qualified attorneys, likely slip and fall lawyers at Morgan & Morgan. Our attorneys have seen many different kinds of slip and fall accidents and the resulting injuries. If someone else’s negligence caused you to slip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages, but making costly mistakes, such as not filing a claim in time, signing paperwork that waives your rights to pursue compensation, or failing to attend all of your medical appointments, can all put you at risk of missing out on this valuable compensation. This is why a lawyer can be so valuable, so that every next step you take is the right one.

Many people who've been hurt don't realize the severity of their case. Once the medical bills start to arrive, however, you may find yourself in over your head when it comes to sorting through these details and communicating with the insurance company. The facts of the case may seem relatively clear to you. You were hurt in an accident caused by someone else's dangerous or hazardous condition on their property, and now you need to recover compensation for the injuries you've been diagnosed with as a result of a slip and fall. Unfortunately, insurance companies and other involved entities don't always see things in this black-and-white manner. They may argue that you were partially responsible for the accident, that your injuries are not as severe as you allege, or simply make it difficult for you to get the compensation that you deserve. Regardless of what you're dealing with, your slip and fall lawyer is the person who can answer your questions and handle many components of your slip and fall claim.

To learn more about how to get started, contact Morgan & Morgan for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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  • Are There Any Cases Where I Don't Need a Slip and Fall Lawyer?

    If you have relatively minor injuries and are able to agree with the other stakeholders in the case about the value of these injuries and the compensation you will receive, you may not need to hire a slip and fall lawyer. However, very few slip and fall injury cases fall into this category. 

    Most people who have been seriously hurt in a slip and fall don't realize that they need to fight not only for their current medical expenses already incurred but also for future medical expenses. These negotiations can stretch out for months or years into your future and need to be calculated appropriately. Signing any settlement offer from an insurance company after a slip and fall means you waive your future rights to recover compensation. So, this value has to be calculated properly and must be in line with the overall value of your injury claim. Furthermore, you need to recognize other aspects of the accident and the toll it has taken on your life. You may not be able to enjoy sports or other physical activities and hobbies that were common for you prior to the accident. You may struggle to play with your children or to carry out a job that requires physical labor. If any of these applies to your slip and fall injury case, you need to communicate with a lawyer.

  • What Will a Lawyer Really Do in My Claim?

    A slip and fall injury lawyer is a key component in helping you navigate the legal system. Your slip and fall injury attorney should be someone who has helped others with similar cases in the past. Your lawyer should also be willing to sit down with you at the outset of your case and discuss what's most important to you. 

    For example, you may want to put this matter behind you and move forward with your life. Knowing that you'll have a reasonable settlement offer to allow you to do this means that your attorney may focus on settlement and push for a settlement if the other side seems open to it. In other cases, you may want to send a message to the responsible party about the consequences of their actions, and in that case, your lawyer may be ready to do as much as possible to fight this out in court. 

    Each case is unique, but finding the right slip and fall lawyer to take on your legal claim can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. If you are already overwhelmed with communicating with insurance company representatives, gathering evidence, attending your medical appointments, taking notes about your condition, and all of the other aspects of a slip and fall claim, it may be time to hire a slip and fall lawyer at Morgan & Morgan. 

    Our attorneys are here to help advise you and to answer your most common questions related to slip and fall accidents. We also care about getting the justice that you deserve and holding companies responsible.

    There is a lot at stake when you are trying to navigate a slip and fall claim on your own. Hiring an attorney gives you the opportunity to make sure that you have thought about every aspect of your premises liability claim and put yourself in the best possible situation to recover compensation. Our premises liability lawyers know that it can be very hard to determine what rights you have after a serious accident, but we work as hard as possible to conduct a thorough investigation and to keep you informed in your case. While no two slip and fall cases are exactly the same, there are often common instances and challenges facing slip and fall injury victims.

    For example, the owner manager of the property may ask you to sign paperwork or give further information about what you think happened in the accident. This may seem innocent at the time, but could actually lead to you giving up information that is not helpful to your claim or even compromises the Integrity of your slip and fall injury claim. This is why our Morgan & Morgan premises liability attorneys hope to be retained as soon as possible after you have been hurt in an accident. 

  • When Is a Slip and Fall Accident Someone Else's Fault?

    A slip and fall accident may be someone else's fault when that person is a property owner or manager who has a legal responsibility to you while you are on their property. This can include many business owners and even homeowners and landlords. They must make a reasonable effort to look out for potential hazards on the property and to remove these hazards or to notify visitors to the premises about the dangers. 

    When a company fails to do this and someone winds up hurt on the property, a qualified and dedicated personal injury attorney or premises liability lawyer may get involved to file a lawsuit. It is your responsibility as the victim of a slip and fall accident to show that the responsible party had knowledge of the issue or had reason to know about the dangerous condition. For example, an owner of a grocery store has a reasonable expectation that they should review aisles for dangerous conditions that could cause someone to slip and fall. 

    If someone else previously reported a dangerous condition and nothing was done about it, ultimately causing you to slip and fall, this could form the basis of a premises liability claim. It can be very hard to figure out how each component of your personal injury influences a premises liability lawsuit, but that's where our lawyers come in to handle the different responsibilities for you and to answer your legal questions. 

    You need to remain focused on making your best possible chance and a recovery from the accident, and this means you should not have to worry about filing paperwork or communicating with insurance company representatives. Let the premises liability lawyers at Morgan & Morgan handle that for you.

  • Contact Morgan & Morgan for Help

    Don't hesitate to hire the help that you deserve to have fighting for you. When you're facing the uphill battle of recovering compensation and accusing someone else of being responsible for your injuries, you need to have dedicated advocates who are willing to do everything possible to explore resolution in your case. Whether we ultimately recover compensation through a settlement or in trial, Morgan & Morgan knows what it takes to prepare a slip and fall case for maximum potential success.

    Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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