Should I File a Claim in a Slip and Fall Case?
Slip and fall accidents happen for many reasons. If you simply lose your balance and fall, you should be responsible for your bills and losses from any injuries you suffered. However, if the slip and fall was the fault of another person or business, that party should be responsible for covering your losses.
The way you can seek this compensation is by filing a slip and fall injury claim. You should always discuss this possibility with an experienced Clearwater injury attorney.
If a Lawyer Agrees to Take Your Case
Rather than trying to decide on your own whether to file a claim, contact Clearwater personal injury lawyers, explain your case, and let them evaluate whether it’s worth moving forward with a case. Typically, personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that you won’t have to pay anything up front, and they only receive payment if your claim is successful.
One bonus of a contingency fee agreement is that lawyers are only going to take on cases that they believe are winners. If a lawyer thinks you have no chance of winning your slip and fall claim, there would be no chance of your lawyer being compensated for their time in your case. So, let the lawyers decide whether you should file your slip and fall accident claim based on their experience. Never hesitate to get a second opinion if the first law firm turns down your case.
If You Have Losses
Once they establish that another party could be liable for your slip and fall, a lawyer will determine whether you have losses that can be compensated. For example, if you scraped yourself in your fall but did not require medical attention, you likely do not have the compensable losses to warrant a claim.
On the other hand, if your fall led to any medical bills, lost income, or other losses, you can seek financial recovery for these damages. We can advise you whether your losses are enough to warrant filing a claim against the liable party.
Help Prevent Other People from Slipping and Falling
One objective of filing a slip and fall lawsuit is that you’re sending a very strong message to the property owner or whoever allowed the dangerous conditions to persist. If they face liability for your injuries, the property owner or business will likely be more careful and fix the hazard right away to avoid additional injuries and possible legal action from other patrons.
Need a Clearwater Slip & Fall Lawyer?
Let our team at Tragos, Sartes & Tragos advise you on whether you have a strong case or not before you decide. Even if you believe that filing a claim is unnecessary, you might be surprised. Either way, you have nothing to lose by contacting us today for a free case evaluation, or by giving us a call at (727) 441-9030. We will examine what happened and let you know if a claim is in your best interests, helping you every step of the way.