A slip and fall accident can turn an average day into a disaster in the blink of an eye. These injuries can be severe, leaving the victim in serious pain and facing a lengthy recovery time—and that’s if they are able to recover at all. Some slip and fall accidents can result in permanent loss of functioning, as is common with spinal cord injuries and brain injuries sustained in a fall. If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident and you believe your accident was caused by another party’s negligence, consider contacting a personal injury attorney to discuss taking legal action against the person who was liable for your injury.
Although slip and fall accidents have long been the subject of slapstick comedy routines, in reality these accidents can be devastating. Slipping on a slick surface and landing the wrong way could result in catastrophic, and even fatal injuries. Recovery from any injury takes time and care, and injury victims are often unable to work while recovering, leaving them not only in pain, but also in a financial quandary.
If you slipped and fell because of another party’s negligence—such as failure to use a “wet floor” sign after mopping in a restaurant—that other party can be held liable for the damages to your person and property in civil court. This liability means that the court can require them to pay out financial compensation to you to cover the costs of medical treatment of injuries, rehab after injuries, physical therapy and other expenses directly related to your injuries, as well as money to compensate for the pain and suffering you went through after your injury.
A variety of circumstances can result in slip and fall accident injuries, including:
If you were hurt and need to talk to a slip and fall injury attorney in Seattle, the personal injury experts at Russell & Hill, PLLC are available to assist you with filing a claim in civil court. We will fight to help you recover damages in the form of financial compensation. Damages are determined by the courts based on factors such as extent of injury, costs of medical treatment of injuries, lost wages resulting from being too hurt to work, and pain and suffering endured as a result of the accident. We understand the financial strain experienced by accident victims, and that is why we do our work on a fee-contingency basis—you do not pay attorney’s fees until we win or settle your case favorably. Contact us today for a free case assessment by one of our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys.