Auburn Slip and Fall Lawyer

If you’ve fallen on someone else’s property, it may be time to contact an Auburn slip and fall lawyer for legal advice. Not every situation warrants a claim, but our team of skilled attorneys can help determine if you’re eligible to receive compensation.

A settlement for a slip and fall claim can help you recoup medical bills and lost wages. It also holds property owners accountable to make our community safer. Our team of lawyers offer free case evaluations and only charge a fee if we win your case. This means there’s no out-of-pocket costs to get the legal advice you need when you need it the most.

Falls can be Serious Events Needing Medical Care

Falls are no laughing matter. Every year, millions of Americans are seriously injured in a fall. Consider these sobering facts from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention:

  • 3 million people are treated for falls every year in emergency rooms
  • Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries
  • Fall death rates have risen sharply in older populations

Falls can cause fractures, strains, and other injuries that can take months of recovery. It’s not uncommon for an elderly fall victim to require a stay in a long-term care facility. The medical care needed to rehabilitate a victim from a fall can be staggering.

When is a Property Owner Responsible for a Fall?

There are a few conditions that need to be met to have a valid slip and fall claim:

  • You were an invitee or guest of the property: For instance, customers are welcome guests into grocery stores. If you were trespassing, however, you would be exempt from filing a claim.
  • The property owner was aware of the hazard and failed to correct it or provide warning: Property owners have a duty of care to keep their premises safe of hazards. At the very least, they should put up warning signs if those hazards can’t be addressed immediately.
  • Your injuries were a direct result of that hazard: To have a claim, we’d need to be able to demonstrate that the injuries from your fall were caused by the dangerous property condition.
  • You incurred damages: Finally, there needs to be evidence that the negligence caused damages, such as medical bills, pain, and suffering. A claim seeks to receive compensation for the damages the injury caused you.

Every situation is different, which is why we recommend you reach out to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced slip and fall lawyers. After hearing what happened, we’ll be better equipped to inform you of your legal options.

Common Damages in Slip and Fall Claims

There are some obvious and other, not-so-obvious damages that can arise from a fall. In the State of Washington, you’re entitled to both compensation for both economic and non-economic damages in personal injury claims (RCW 4.56.250).

Economic damages are monetary expenses resulting from your injury. These include items like medical bills, long-term care, and lost wages or income. Non-economic damages are subjective in nature, but equally as important. Examples of non-economic damages include pain, suffering, and changes in your lifestyle and important relationships.

In a slip and fall case, we carefully compile and tally your economic and non-economic damages so we’re best equipped to fight for a fair settlement amount.

Getting in Touch with an Auburn Slip and Fall Attorney

Please don’t delay; contact an Auburn slip and fall lawyer about your case today. There is a limited window of time to file a claim in Washington State. Plus, the sooner we’re involved, the better chance we have in securing you compensation.

Not able to make it to the office? Let us know. One of our attorneys will be happy to meet you at your home, hospital, or other preferred location.

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