While a lawyer is not required, it is generally in your best interest to hire a lawyer. A lawyer can handle your case from start to finish so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. They can help you decide whether or not pursuing certain legal options is right for you, and they can help to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
For example, if a third party was liable for your suffering in any way, you could have grounds to take action. A personal injury lawyer can help identify all liable parties and assist your case in other ways.
Determining Liability in an Accident
In order to recover compensation, it is essential to prove liability. If you believe that another party contributed to your accident, you could have grounds for a case. If a dangerous condition was present, and the owner or responsible party should have known about it, but failed to repair or warn of the danger, they may be liable for your injuries. Some examples in which third parties could be held liable for your accident include:
- Failure to remove snow or ice following a storm
- Unkept premises including broken guardrails, staircases, wet floors, uneven surfaces, bulging carpet, and more
- Lack of supervision at a nursing home
- Medication administration errors affecting mobility
If you believe that another party could have contributed to your accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Deciding whether or not to pursue legal action against liable parties can be difficult.
The Benefits of Legal Representation
While a lawyer is not required for your slip and fall accident, there are many potential benefits to having a lawyer on your side.
A lawyer can help you prove liability, which could be a determining factor in whether or not you can recover compensation. Additional ways in which lawyers can help include:
- Expediting your claim
- Helping with tedious and time-consuming paperwork
- Being available to answer your questions and explain each step in detail
Seeking legal representation can help you bring justice and closure to your life while potentially recovering compensation that will make things easier moving forward.
How Your Injuries Affect Your Compensation
Even a minor slip and fall accident can completely change your life. Your suffering could include physical injuries, such as cuts, scrapes, bruises, broken bones, joint damage, and more. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 800,000 patients end up in the hospital annually in the United States due to falling injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can take an emotional toll on your health, and your financial stability could be at risk with medical bills, legal fees, and other unforeseen expenses.
These injuries could last a long time and impair your ability to function on a daily basis, even preventing you from doing the things you love. In serious cases, your ability to work and earn wages could be impacted.
Slip and fall lawyer from our firm will make sure to estimate both future and current losses when calculating fair compensation in your case. We can help you avoid accepting a settlement offer that would not fairly compensate you.
Potential Benefits for Victims
Compensation for slip and fall accident victims could include one or more of the following:
- Damages for emotional trauma
- Reimbursement for medical expenses, legal fees, and other accident-related expenses
- Lost wages, including future earnings if you are unable to work
Contact Bogin, Munns & Munns Today
To learn more about your legal options and determine what a lawyer can do for you, the team at Bogin, Munns & Munns is here to help. Call to discuss your case with a team member today.