University Place Slip and Fall Lawyer

Property owners are responsible to keep their premises safe for visitors. But what happens if a property owner fails in their duty and a visitor is seriously harmed in a fall? If this situation sounds familiar, we urge you to contact a University Place slip and fall lawyer for assistance.

Holding a property owner responsible for their negligence and obtaining a settlement can be a difficult process. It’s free to meet with a lawyer from our team. Plus, we only charge a fee if we win you compensation. Therefore, you risk nothing to reach out to us for an initial consultation.

Ways Property Owners Can be Responsible for Falls

Falls can lead to serious, catastrophic injuries for victims. If a property owner is aware of a hazard, it is their duty to repair it in a timely manner. They should also make sure to warn visitors of unsafe conditions by putting up signs or blocking off areas.

Here are just a few ways falls may happen:

  • Unsafe or unrepaired stairwells
  • Improperly maintained sidewalks
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Icy or slippery surfaces
  • Uneven flooring or carpeting

Did a situation like this lead to your fall? We’d like to hear about it.

Falls are a Leading Cause of ER Visits

Thankfully, most falls are minor events with nothing bruised more than perhaps an ego. However, falls have been known to cause a surprising number of serious injuries, and even death.

Considering these sobering statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Falls generated $50 billion in medical costs in 2015.
  • One in 5 falls causes a serious injury, such as a broken bone.
  • Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the US.
  • Three million older people are treated in emergency rooms annually for falls.

A trip to the ER can cost thousands of dollars. If that turns into a hospital stay or surgery, the cost increases exponentially. It’s important for victims to seek legal help in recouping these financial damages.

When to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer about a Fall

As mentioned earlier on this page, there’s no risk to reach out to see if our attorneys can help. But here are some signs that you want to reach out sooner rather than later.

The injury is costing you a lot of money. Have you missed work? Accrued medical debt? Just having a lawyer on your side increases your chances of being able to recover these expenses.

Your injury was severe or catastrophic. Examples of severe injures could include broken bones requiring surgery, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and injuries that need extensive physical therapy. See our blog post called Is My Injury Serious Enough for a Lawsuit? for more.

You’d rather not deal with the property owner, insurance company, or their representatives. Make no mistake, it’s not an easy task to fight a property owner for fair compensation. They may bring legal representation to the table and try to argue that you fell because you were careless or some other reason. Let us handle the legal stress and manage the process on your behalf.

When we meet for our initial consultation, we’ll be prepared to answer all the questions you have.

Learn about your Legal Options

Explore your legal options with a University Place slip and fall lawyer. Call and ask to schedule your free consultation. Not able to make it to the office? Let us know and we’ll be happy to send an attorney to your home or office.

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