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Slip and Fall FAQs

Slip and fall accidents can leave victims with many questions regarding their rights and the recovery process. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers regarding slip and fall cases.

Slip & Fall FAQs

What should I do if I am injured in a slip and fall accident?

If you are at a business establishment, you should contact the manager immediately and have them make a record of the incident. Next, you should make notes of the condition of the area in which the incident occurred. Take pictures of your injuries and the accident scene, take the names and contact information of any witnesses who may be able to help prove your case. Seek medical attention, and explain all of your injuries to your doctor. Lastly, contact an experienced slip and fall attorney as soon as possible to determine your rights as an accident victim.

What payouts can I receive for a slip & fall case?

Every slip and fall case is different, and subsequently every slip and fall accident recovery is different. Slip and fall accident victims typically have a right to recover for expenses related to their medical bills, lost wages, severe injuries, and pain and suffering. Beware of any attorney who promises specific dollar amounts, or results.

What determines who is at fault?

Many different factors can have an impact on who is at fault in a slip and fall accident and to what extent. That is why it is extremely important to follow the steps above and to contact an experienced liability attorney immediately to help prove your case. Due to the temporary nature of the scene regarding slip and fall cases, it is imperative that accident victims do their best to preserve and document as much information as they can regarding the condition of the scene where the incident occurred to help prove their case. Even if you may be partially at fault, do not make any statements, and contact an attorney, you still may be entitled to a recovery.

What will it cost?

We always offer a free consultation to discuss your case, and do not charge any fees unless we win you a recovery. Our fees will be based on a percentage of your recovery.

What is the process like?

The litigation process is different for every auto accident case and can sometimes take 8-12 months to reach conclusion. Some cases go to trial, and some end in a settlement, and other factors relating to the specific details of the case determine to process and length of the case. One of our experienced attorneys will go over the likely course of action with you during your free consultation.

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