People who sustained some minor scrapes or sprains in a motor vehicle accident in which the other driver was clearly to blame might not have a hard time filing an injury claim difficult. However, the vast majority of slip and fall claims will need legal help for a couple of reasons.
In most cases, fault for slip and fall accidents is not typically clear. Likewise, property owners and insurance providers will not just readily accept legal liability for a slip and fall accident unless fault and liability are clear. In addition, it is quite common for potentially liable parties to argue that an injured victim’s injuries and related losses are not as significant as they’re claiming.
How a Lawyer Can Help Establish Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents
For a slip and fall accident claim to reach the settlement negotiations stage or head to trial, the injured victim must be able to prove beyond a doubt that the owner of the property where the accident occurred was negligent. Consequently, the owner’s negligence contributed to or caused the accident and the victim’s injuries.
After discussing the facts of your slip and fall accident, your lawyer will then investigate the circumstances that led to the accident and your resulting injuries. When investigating the accident, your lawyer will likewise need to determine how you can hold the property owner legally liable for your injuries and associated losses.
Your lawyer will examine the accident site (with help from professionals, if needed) and leave no stone unturned to ensure that you will have all the evidence you need to build a strong injury claim. The investigation will likewise include reviews of any applicable local, state, and/or federal laws to figure out if the owner violated any regulation or statute.
A Skilled Lawyer Can Also Prove All Your Slip and Fall Accident-Related Damages or Losses
Proving the extent and specific nature of your accident-associated losses isn’t just about saying that you suffered a back injury that you’re still going to rehab for and made you incapable of working for six months. You will need proper documentation of all your medical treatments and expenses, as well as your lost income. These will serve as proof of your accident-related damages and will be used for calculating the value of your economic or tangible damages.
Besides your economic losses, you will also need to prove your non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress, among others. You will need to paint a clear picture of how the accident and injuries have negatively affected your quality of life. An experienced lawyer will know exactly how to prove your losses and present your damages in a way that will boost your compensation amount.
Contact Salam & Associates for a Free Consultation
Ultimately, the best way to know if you might benefit from the help of a lawyer after a slip and fall accident is to actually talk to a personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case. Contact Salam & Associates at www.salampc.com or online to arrange your free case evaluation. Our lawyers are licensed in Texas, New Mexico, Michigan, and D.C.