What type of injuries does a slip and fall lawyer handle?
If you got hurt in a slip and fall accident, an attorney should help you demand the money you rightfully deserve. It’s that simple. Slip and fall injuries can cover a wide range, including:
- Broken bones and other bone fractures.
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
- Hip injuries, including broken hip.
- Hand and arm injuries.
- Foot and leg injuries.
What does a slip and fall lawyer do for you?
An experienced slip and fall injury attorney can help you in many different ways after your accident. In particular, your lawyer can:
- Prepare you for what to expect after your accident.
- Explain the different legal options available to you.
- Deal with insurance companies on your behalf.
- File an injury claim on your behalf.
- Report your slip and fall injury if necessary, particularly if any state or federal laws were broken and your accident requires a formal investigation.
- Investigate your accident and search for evidence in support of your claim.
- File a slip and fall accident lawsuit on your behalf.
- Keep you informed about the progress of your slip and fall injury claim or lawsuit.
- Demand the maximum financial compensation on your behalf.
- Answer any questions you might have about the status of your case.
Should I hire a slip and fall attorney?
You might think you don’t need a lawyer if someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior caused your accident. All you have to do is file a slip and fall injury claim and insurance companies will take care of everything else, right?
Don’t be so sure. Insurance companies have one goal in mind – to pay injury victims as little as possible or nothing at all. That’s why you need a lawyer on your side, fighting for your rights and the money you rightfully deserve.
Can I file a lawsuit on my own?
Sure, there’s nothing stopping you from trying to file a slip and fall injury lawsuit on your own, just like there’s nothing stopping you from trying to perform surgery on yourself. Practically speaking, it’s not in your interest to do so. Slip and fall lawsuits are hard to prove and hard to win.
First, you need to make sure you file your lawsuit on time. Strict deadlines apply to such cases. If you miss your deadline, you could miss out on your only opportunity to get the money you need for your injury-related expenses.
Next, you need to decide where to file your slip and fall accident lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may have a choice between several state or federal courts in different jurisdictions. Sometimes, there are advantages to filing in one court versus another.
In addition, you need to gather evidence in support of your lawsuit. Without the necessary evidence, you may have a hard time proving your injury occurred due to your slip and fall accident. And then, you need to convince an insurance company – and their lawyers – to pay up, and be prepared to go before a judge and jury if they won’t.
This is why many people choose to hire an attorney to handle their lawsuit
How much is the average slip and fall settlement?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to how much money your slip and fall injury settlement is worth. It depends on the extent of your injuries and the effects they have had on your life. The bottom line is that it should cover all the expenses related to your slip and fall injury, both short-term and long term. If your settlement does not include such expenses, you could end up having to pay for them out of your own pocket. That’s why it’s critical that you have a lawyer on your side demanding the maximum financial compensation.
How long can a slip and fall case and settlement take?
Like the value of your settlement, how long your case takes to be resolved depends on a wide range of factors. Sometimes, you might receive a settlement offer soon after your accident from an insurance company. If you accept such an offer, your case is resolved.
However, it’s important to carefully consider whether to accept an insurance company’s initial offer for your slip and fall accident. Once you agree to accept such an offer, that’s it. You cannot ask for additional money in the future. Their first offer is rarely their best offer.
So what happens if you decide to reject a settlement offer? When (or if) you get your money often depends on what approach you decide to take. Such options often include:
- Negotiate a better settlement offer and ask for more money.
- File a lawsuit and seek damages (financial compensation) in the form of a jury verdict.
In both cases, resolving your legal case may take several months or even years. That might seem like a long time. But it’s critical that you get the money you rightfully deserve, no matter how long it takes.
What to ask a slip and fall lawyer
You probably have a lot of questions you want to ask a slip and fall accident attorney. Such questions might include:
- How much is my case worth?
- Should I accept a settlement offer?
- How long will my case take to resolve?
- How much does it cost to hire an attorney? (Most slip and fall lawyers, including Lasso Injury Law, work on a contingency fee That means you only have to pay your attorney if you receive a financial settlement or verdict. We can discuss our contingency fee agreement in detail in a free consultation.)
You probably have a lot of other important questions. That’s why we strongly advise you to contact our Las Vegas law firm right away and schedule a free consultation. The more informed you are about your legal options, the better your ability to make tough decisions. Discover what a dedicated Las Vegas slip and fall accident attorney can do for you. Contact Lasso Injury Law LLC.