Property owners are responsible to keep their premises safe for guests to use. So, what happens if they neglect to repair a hazard and you end up getting seriously hurt? A Kent slip and fall lawyer can help investigate what happened and determine if you are eligible to file a personal injury claim.
All our lawyers work on a contingency basis. Simply put, we do not charge for our services up front. You only pay us if we win you a settlement. Even our initial case evaluation is free and you’re under no obligation.
There’s no shortage of videos online of people falling. We may laugh at someone tumbling down stairs or off a deck and minimize the seriousness of these types of events. But the truth is anything but funny; falls can be devastating and lead to catastrophic injuries.
Consider these sobering statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
It’s no wonder that fall-related injuries every year generate tens of billions of dollars in medical care every year.
If a property owner knew (or should have known) about a hazard on their premises and failed to fix it or warn you, they can be held liable. However, it’s not always easy to file a claim against a property owner. They may quickly repair the hazard, destroying evidence. It’s also not uncommon to have a property owner say that you were being dangerous or careless and contend that it’s your fault you’re injured.
Because of this, we recommend you work with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Our job is to gather facts that build your case to demonstrate how the property owner was responsible. Throughout the process, we’ll deal with the property owner, their insurance company, and lawyers so you don’t have to.
Have you taken stock of all the expenses and losses you’ve experienced since you were hurt?
These might include:
According to Washington State law, you are eligible to receive compensation for both economic (the financial losses) as well as non-economic (pain and suffering) damages you’ve endured as a direct result of your fall. If you care to read the law itself, head to RCW 4.56.250.
It’s important to recognize that every situation is different. For that reason, we urge you to schedule your free consultation with a Kent wrongful death lawyer today. We can hear the facts of what happened and arm you with valuable legal information at no cost to you.