Although a slip and fall might seem trivial, it can result in significant injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, back injuries, and more. When you slip and fall due to the failure of the property owner to keep the property safe, you may have a claim for compensation. A Washington D.C. slip and fall lawyer can be crucial in assisting injured parties in pursuing these personal injury claims.
Dealing with an insurance company or going to court can be stressful experiences and knowing the rules for how to make your case can be complicated. A DC slip and fall lawyer can take care of all of the legal issues on your behalf so you can try to focus on your recovery after the fall.
Your attorney can talk to the insurance company for you, work to negotiate a settlement, investigate to build a strong case, interview witnesses, subpoena evidence, and otherwise help you to put together the strongest claim possible. If your case goes to court, your attorney can also file all court motions and pleadings; make arguments to the judge and jury; and present your evidence in trial.
Following a tripping accident, a slip and fall attorney can take various steps to build a claim for compensation.
These steps often include
Gathering evidence in support of the claim Interviewing witnesses and obtaining relevant documents, documenting the existence of injuries and the costs of treating them.
Once legal counsel has gathered adequate evidence of liability, they will put the property owner on formal notice of the claim. This step is particularly crucial in claims against governmental entities, which often are subject to much shorter time frames than other personal injury claims. This notice triggers the involvement of the insurance companies for all potentially liable parties.
A slip and fall attorney will then present the facts needed to establish liability on the part of the property owner and the legal basis for the claim. Documentation of expenses related to the injuries sustained in the slip and fall accident also is necessary to establish damages. Based on this information, negotiations may start between the parties to acceptably resolve the claim.
Our Washington DC personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Backed by more than 100 years of combined experience, our firm has an established reputation for pursuing legal excellence. As our client, you will enjoy peace of mind in knowing that your rights will be protected from start to finish. We will do everything in our power to secure the maximum compensation you need to pay for injury-related expenses, such as medical care and lost income, as well as full compensation for all of the physical and emotional consequences of your injuries.
A good attorney will help you meet the D.C. requirements when preparing the claim while also ensuring that your claim will be able to withstand common objections.
Here at Regan Zambri long , we have been working on slip-and-fall cases for many years. Our attorneys fully understand the relevant laws of the jurisdiction. We also look at the nature of your injuries in detail and then prepare a claim that seeks the maximum amount of compensation from the negligent party. Contact us today to book a FREE consultation with our attorneys and discuss your case in a one-on-one discussion.
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