Olympia Slip and Fall Lawyer

Every year, more than 8 million people in the US are hospitalized for a fall. Sometimes, these injuries are severe, resulting in lengthy hospital stays and requiring extensive treatment.

If you’ve been a victim of a slip and fall, please reach out to an Olympia slip and fall lawyer. You may be entitled to receive a cash settlement. While this compensation doesn’t make everything better, it can restore your financial situation and provide a sense of justice.

Slip and Falls can be Serious Events

Many people don’t grasp how serious slip and fall events can be. But consider these startling facts from the National Floor Safety Institute:

  • Slip and falls are the leading cause of all emergency room visits in the US
  • Fractures occur in about 5% of all falls
  • Slip and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims
  • Falls are responsible for half of all accidental deaths in the home
  • Falls trigger 40% of all nursing home admissions
  • 22% of slip and fall accidents resulted in 31 days or more of missed work

Over the years, we have helped many clients who have suffered devastating injuries from slip and fall accidents.

How Do you Prove Liability in a Slip and Fall Case?

Suppose you tripped on uneven flooring in a store and were severely injured. How could you prove the store owner was responsible?

There are three typical arguments for proving liability.

  • The store owner caused the condition. For instance, perhaps the owner was in the process of installing new flooring and failed to have the area sectioned off.
  • The store owner knew about the hazard but failed to address it in a timely manner or warn others. Maybe employees or customers have already brought the hazard to the store owner’s attention prior to your fall.
  • The owner should have known about the hazard because any reasonable person would have and done something about it. Sometimes the hazard is so glaringly obvious that it’s clear that most people would’ve taken quick action to correct it.

After careful evaluation, our attorneys can determine which approach applies to your case.

Damages in a Slip and Fall Claim

There are two types of damages you can recover in a slip and fall claim:

  • Economic damages: medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your injury
  • Non-economic damages: pain and suffering

The value of a slip and fall case can vary wildly due to factors including the severity of the injury, total economic damages, and available sources to recover from. We encourage you to reach out to our attorneys to discuss your accident and its impact on your life.

Get in Touch with an Olympia Slip and Fall Attorney Today

Don’t delay; there is a limited window of time that you can file a slip and fall claim in the State of Washington. An Olympia slip and fall lawyer may be able to assist in obtaining the compensation you deserve.

To get started, call and ask to schedule a free case evaluation. You pay us nothing unless we win you a settlement. Not able to make it to our Tacoma or Olympia law offices? Let us know and one of our attorneys will be glad to meet you at your home, hospital, or other preferred location.

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