Seattle Slip & Fall Attorney
Slip and fall accidents can be very embarrassing. On the other hand, they can also result in serious injuries such as broken bones, head injury, contusions, lacerations and more.
There are many different areas in which this kind of accident could occur, such as:
- Grocery stores
- Department stores
- Private business property
- Private residential property
- Parking structures
If you have suffered any type of injury as the result of a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, it is in your best interests to speak with an intelligent and experienced lawyer. Ward Smith PLLC has a legal team that will research every aspect of your injury case in order to help ensure that you receive just compensation.
We could be able to help you recover damages for the following:
- Medical bills
- Wages lost
- Pain and suffering
- Future medical care
- Out-of-pocket expenses
How do I know who was at-fault for my accident?
To prove that the owner or employee of a property was at fault for your accident, you must prove one of three things. First, you could try to show that the owner or employee was the reason for the hazardous situation, whether that was a spill or unsafe terrain. You could also try to prove that these individuals knew about the danger, but did nothing to try and fix the situation. Lastly, you could try to demonstrate that the owner or employee should have known that the property was unsafe as any reasonable person would have. This is usually the most difficult to prove, yet also the most common. Often owners do not consistently make sure that their property is maintained, yet it is hard to show that another reasonable person would have done differently in their situation.
When the courts determine if the person was reasonable or not, they usually try to see if the owner was making continuous and comprehensive inspections of the property. The owner's attentiveness could be determined by factors such as the amount of time that the hazard had been there, or if there were any warning signs that alerted persons to the danger. The courts might also see if there was a good reason for an object to be there, or if any poor lighting contributed to the accident.
Are you in need of a Seattle injury attorney?
Our firm will be able to help you in your slip and fall or trip and fall case. We are aware that when you are suffering from a serious injury, it may be difficult to deal with insurance companies or property owners who you believe should be held accountable for your financial losses. Your attorney will be able to work with you to enhance your chances of receiving a positive settlement. In cases where you need to go to court, you want to be sure that your attorney is an experienced trial lawyer.
Ward Smith PLLC is experienced in all areas of personal injury law and we will be able to offer you the assistance you need regardless of the direction that your case takes.
Contact us today to get your questions answered about your personal injury case. The
Seattle personal injury lawyers at Ward Smith PLLC do not believe in cookie-cutter approaches to slip and fall cases. Every case will be treated individually because every accident is different.