Hurt in a Slip and Fall Accident on Someone Else’s Property?
Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn can lift you up
If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn can help you get compensation so that you can afford to pay for the medical treatment you need and deserve. The Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC has recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for injury victims throughout the Seattle metro area and will fight to get you a maximum payout. Find out how a knowledgeable and experienced Kent personal injury lawyer can help you. Contact us today for your free consultation.
Getting injured because you slipped and fell down on someone else’s property can be frustrating – but if your accident was due to the negligent actions of another party, it can be even more upsetting. You may have sustained a painful back injury or hit your head and suffered a concussion. You could be out of work and running out of money while your medical expenses continue to mount. The insurance company might be giving you the runaround, or worse yet, trying to say the accident was your fault. You’re in pain, you’re overwhelmed, and you’re beginning to feel helpless.
Take back control and hire a lawyer. Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn is an expert negotiator who will fight to get you the highest amount of compensation possible. He’s also a fearless trial attorney who isn’t afraid to advocate for your needs in the courtroom in front of a judge and jury. As a matter of fact, he thrives in that environment and has earned a reputation for taking cases to court.
How do slip and fall cases work?
Individuals, businesses and other entities that invite you onto their property are legally responsible for keeping their premises safe and free of hazards. Unfortunately, some property owners and employees act recklessly and cause others to get injured in preventable accidents. Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents are:
- Wet floors
- Ripped up carpeting
- Uneven flooring or mats
- Cluttered aisles
- Unsafe stairs
- Icy sidewalks
- Poorly lit parking areas
These accidents can occur anywhere on the property and inside or outside a store, whether it’s in a dressing room, on an elevator or escalator, in the restroom, or on an outdoor walkway.
The most critical thing to consider when pursuing a slip and fall claim is liability. In order to recover damages, you’ll need to prove that the property owner or an employee contributed to or failed to address the hazard that caused you to get hurt. For example:
- A property owner knows that a damaged sidewalk on their premises needs repair but ignores the issue and doesn’t even block off the hazard or put up warning signs.
- An employee mops the floor but fails to place a sign down alerting customers or anyone else doing business on the premises that the floor is wet.
Because Washington is a “fault” state that follows comparative negligence laws when awarding compensation to injury victims, property owners will often try to argue the accident wasn’t 100 percent their fault. If you’re found to be partially responsible for the accident, any compensation you’re awarded will be reduced by the percentage you’re found to be at-fault. Common reasons to hold the person who slipped and fell at least partially responsible for the accident include:
- Taking part in a distracting activity, such as texting or talking on the phone
- Entering an unauthorized part of the property
- Ignoring caution signs or posted warnings
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, it’s critical to speak with an experienced Kent personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights. The last thing you want to happen is to get blamed for your accident and lose out on the compensation you’re entitled to.
Put your trust in a law firm with proven results. Get Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC.
After you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you’re likely facing an uphill battle. Insurance companies are notorious for lowballing injury victims and pressing them to accept quick cash settlements. They do this because they know the quicker that they can get you to settle, the less time you’ll have to find out the true cost of your slip and fall accident.
Let our law firm advocate for your best interests. Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn isn’t intimated by insurance companies and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Best of all? You pay nothing unless we win. That’s because we’ll take your case on a contingency fee basis. See what Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC can do for you. Contact us today for your free consultation.