Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?
If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you might be weighing your legal options. In the aftermath of an accident, it’s not always clear who was at fault or what steps you should take to get compensation for your injuries. If you suspect that the property owner’s negligence led to the dangerous or unsafe conditions that resulted in your accident, talking to a slip and fall attorney can be a crucial first step to understanding and protecting your rights.
Many slip and fall cases settle, but that doesn’t mean the process is straightforward or that you’re assured a satisfying outcome. A knowledgeable slip and fall attorney can evaluate the specifics of your case, help gather and preserve evidence to support your claim, communicate with insurance companies on your behalf, and offer advice each step of the way. Whether you decide to negotiate a settlement or file a lawsuit, as your claim moves forward you’ll want to know that your case is in capable hands.
Looking for a Lawyer?
At Lawyers.com, you’ll find a user-friendly search tool that allows you to tailor results by area of law and geography. You can also search for attorneys by name. Attorney profiles prominently display contact information, list topics of expertise, and show ratings—by both clients and other legal professionals.
Ready to Meet With a Lawyer?
Before hiring a lawyer or law firm, make sure to speak directly—preferably in person—to the attorney who will be primarily responsible for handling your case. Consider bringing to the conversation a list of questions and any documentation related to your case. Remember that you don’t need to hire the first lawyer you consult and that, first and foremost, you want a lawyer you trust.
What to Ask a Lawyer
When gathering your thoughts and documents, think about what you’ll want to ask the lawyer. Consider including on your list questions about:
- the lawyer’s experience with slip and fall cases like yours
- the lawyer’s familiarity with the local court system
- how often the lawyer goes to trial (as opposed to settling)
- who else will work on your case
- attorneys’ fees and other expenses related to the case (including how the cost might increase as your case progresses)
- how long your case might take, and
- the lawyer’s initial impressions of your case.