If you have recently sustained a slip and fall injury in California, there is a good chance that you want to find the very best slip and fall lawyer there is. But in order to find the best slip and fall attorney, you must first define what “best” means to you. Do you want a lawyer who has a reputation for winning lots of slip and fall cases? Is payout size your number one priority? Would you prefer an attorney who charges a flat hourly fee over one who takes a percentage of your settlement after winning the case?
We know that you are simply searching for the “best” lawyer you can find; what we’re trying to say is, “It’s complicated.” Keep reading to learn more about why it’s so complicated, and for advice on choosing the right attorney for your circumstances.
What Is a Slip and Fall Injury?
Slip and fall injuries are among the most common causes of hospital visits in the United States. More specifically, when a complainant files a lawsuit due to a slip and fall injury, they are likely doing so because they feel that someone is at fault or because somebody else’s negligence may be responsible for the circumstances that caused the injury to occur. Slip and fall injuries don’t necessarily have to involve a slip and fall both happening in one sequence; “Slip and fall” is simply a phrase that’s been coined to describe any type of injury that is similar to a slip, trip, fall, etc. The phrase is typically used in the context of legal proceedings.
Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents:
|● Poorly-Lit Stairwells|
● Unsafe Construction Sites
● Wet or Slippery Floors
|● Icy Walkways|
● Uneven Pavement
● Negligent Property Owner
|● Unstable Elevated Surfaces|
● Unsafe Parking Ramps
● Insecure Ladders
If you are dealing with pain, suffering, and medical bills that resulted from a slip and fall injury, and you believe that one of the items listed above may have contributed to the accident, contact The Barnes Firm today for a risk-free legal consultation. We can help you determine who is at fault and help you obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.
What Should I Do After Sustaining a Slip & Fall Injury?
Your biggest concern here is obtaining compensation for the personal injury you’ve sustained, right? Well, in order for that to happen, you must have evidence that the party you are suing was either negligent or at fault for the conditions that caused your slip and fall injury. After you regain your composure following the injury, make sure to take a lot of pictures — pictures of the scene where the accident occurred, pictures of yourself, and pictures of the injury if it is visible.
A commercial property owner (or one of their employees) will be held liable for your injuries in circumstances where they caused the accident, knew about a hazard but neglected to take care of it, or if they should have known — but were unaware — about the hazardous circumstances that ultimately caused your injury. If you have evidence that proves liability according to one of those circumstances described above, make sure you keep it safe and bring it to the attention of a slip and fall injury lawyer.
How to Find the Best Slip & Fall Injury Lawyer
As we explained before, your best bet is to find an attorney who has already had success with slip and fall cases that are comparable to yours. So, if you fell down a flight of stairs in a government building and sustained a head injury, you might want to seek the help of a lawyer who has already won slip and fall cases for clients who sustained their injuries on government property. It won’t always be a perfect match, as every case is unique in its own way, but you should still practice due diligence to ensure that the attorney you pick is a likely winner.
Contact The Barnes Firm For Help Filing Slip & Fall Lawsuits
The seasoned attorneys at The Barnes Firm know all about the legal implications of slip and fall injuries, and we have a proven track record of success when it comes to handling these cases. Have you recently sustained a personal injury that may have been caused by a negligent business or property owner? Contact The Barnes Firm today, and we will review the circumstances of your incident to determine if you have a solid case — don’t wait, call today for your free legal consultation!