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Slip and Fall

Should You Hire a Slip and Fall Lawyer?

In a nutshell:

You may be able to settle your own case if you were not injured or only sought minimal treatment.
Personal injury lawyers typically charge a fee equal to 33.33% of your settlement proceeds when the case is over. They are not "free."
Fairfield slip and fall accident attorneys can help you get the medical treatment you need and build up your case to maximize the settlement amount.
Even if you were partially at fault or did not suffer catastrophic injuries, you should still look into a Fairfield slip and fall accident lawyer.
In looking for the right lawyer, make sure the law firm is experienced in slip and fall accident cases and does a great job communicating with you.
Slip and fall accidents are no laughing matter

Slip and fall accidents are no laughing matter

T.V. and movies have made fun of slip and fall lawsuits for decades. Think "slippin Jimmy" from Better Call Saul. While these caricatures can be funny, slip and fall accidents in real life are no laughing matter. Injured victims can suffer broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, and other serious injuries. If the accident was predictable and preventable, negligence has occurred. Sometimes slip and fall accidents occur because the person was on their phone or not paying attention. However, very frequently the property owner, maintenance company, or landlord was lazy, cheap, or incompetent and allowed an unsafe condition to exist. It is the property owner's JOB to make sure that their premises are safe and free of defects. When they ignore that responsibility, and people get hurt because of dangerous conditions, the property owner is legally responsible to pay compensation.

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When you might need a lawyer for a slip and fall

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, you are probably wondering "do I need a slip and fall lawyer?" This is a normal reaction given all the billboards and avertisements.

Black ice
Snow and ice are the most common causes of slip and fall accidents. When you live in the Northeast, snow and ice are to be expected. The term "black ice" is really a misnomer. The ice is clear, making it easy to see the black asphalt below. Black ice is extremely dangerous because it is difficult for a pedestrian to see. When property owners fail to shovel or salt their premises after snowfall, black ice can form. This occurs when there is snowfall, then the weather goes above freezing (causing an "temporary thaw") and then goes below freezing again. The snow, thaw, re-freeze cycle causes black ice, which is an ultrahazardous condition.
Slippery floors and stairs
Property owners and managers must ensure that their walking surfaces are free of hazards - including slippery floors. For example, if there is a broken freezer at a grocery store that leaks water, the store would be responsible for cleaning the water, putting up a warning sign, or fixing the freezer. When property owners fail to clean up or warn people about slippery floors, they are liable for negligence.
Who is normally at fault for slip and fall accidents?
It is the job of slip and fall lawyers to identify all possible defendants who caused your slip and fall injuries. Here are some common wrongdoers:

When should you consult a Fairfield slip and slide accident attorney?

Finding an experienced bicycle accident lawyer is critical to preserving your rights and building up a strong case. Because evidence (such as video footage) gets lost or destroyed soon after an accident, the quicker you can speak to an attorney, the better. It may feel daunting or even dirty to think about looking into bicycle accident lawyers. However, you should feel no guilt at all for checking out your legal options. If you suffered serious injuries, you have a right to seek out an experienced Fairfield bicycle accident lawyer who will negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.

People injured in a slip and fall accidents who have suffered more than minor aches and pains should strongly consider hiring a lawyer with experience in personal injury law. Proving complex injuries involving traumatic brain injuries, surgery, or even death can be difficult to do without a lawyer.

In cases with high out of pocket expenses, severe injuries, and serious claims for pain and suffering, an attorney can help secure the right experts. They can also help identify all available pools of insurance money for you to seek compensation from.

Most slip and fall accident lawyers charge a contingency fee, which means they get paid at the end of your case out of the settlement money. Fairfield slip and fall accident lawyers typically charge a fee of 33.33% of your total recovery. If your recovery is greater than $300,000, then the attorney's fee may is usually reduced below 33.33% under Fairfield law.

Slip and fall accident attorneys will tell you it's a "free consultation" or "no obligation consultation" to look into your slip and fall accident case. This is technically true. Lawyers don't charge to meet with you and talk about your car accident case.

But it's not necessarily the whole truth. Remember, a Fairfield slip and fall accident attorney will take a percentage of your recovery, typically 33.33%. This is not "free." The money you receive in a slip and fall accident settlement is your money - it represents fair compensation of what was taken away from you in terms of health, money, and enjoyment of life.

This does not mean car accident lawyers are not worth it. Car accident victims are usually better off hiring a lawyer than pursuing a case themselves. This is especially true when slip and fall accident victims suffer life changing injuries. But the lawyer is certainly not "free."

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