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Turn to Mighty's Network of Skilled Slip and Fall Attorneys for Help
Slip and fall accidents are more common than you might think. Over 800,000 patients are hospitalized annually because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture. Millions of people suffer injuries every year from slips, trips, and falls. These falls are usually caused by unsafe conditions such as wet floor, icy sidewalks, uneven pavement, or poorly maintained stairways. Serious injuries from these events, such as fractured bones, brain trauma, and spinal cord damage, may have an ongoing impact on your health and quality of life.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, take action to protect your legal rights. Our network of slip and fall lawyers has the experience and knowledge to help you navigate the legal system and hold negligent parties accountable for your fall accident injuries. They’ll work with you to understand your options, negotiate with the insurance company, and build a strong case that demonstrates the extent of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life.
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Common Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Icy or snowy sidewalks or parking lots
- Uneven or broken pavement
- Loose or torn carpeting
- Poor lighting or inadequate signage
- Debris or clutter in walkways
- Broken or missing handrails on stairs or ramps
- Unmarked or poorly marked changes in elevation
- Defective or poorly maintained equipment
These accidents also take place in a variety of settings, including retail stores, restaurants, offices, hotels, apartment complexes, and private residences. No matter where your slip and fall accident took place, it's crucial to seek legal counsel from a qualified slip and fall attorney to make sure your rights are upheld and you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Is hiring a slip and fall accident lawyer necessary?
While it's possible to handle a slip and fall accident claim on your own, hiring a slip and fall accident lawyer can be beneficial. A qualified lawyer can help you navigate the legal process, protect your rights, and maximize your compensation.
Who is held responsible for a slip and fall injury?
The person or entity responsible for a slip and fall injury can vary depending on the circumstances of the accident. For example, a property owner or occupier may be responsible if they failed to maintain safe conditions on their property. Similarly, a business owner may be held responsible if they failed to clean up a spill or address a hazard in a timely manner. A slip and fall lawyer can help determine who is liable for your fall accident injuries and hold them accountable.
What types of damages can I recover after a slip and fall accident?
Victims of slip and fall accidents may be entitled to fair compensation for a variety of damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Disability or disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Your slip and fall accident attorney can help you understand which damages you may be eligible to recover and how to build a strong case for maximum compensation.
How much does a slip and fall accident lawyer cost through Mighty Law?
Mighty Law operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you receive a settlement or verdict in your favor. Our fee is a percentage of the total compensation you receive, and we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
What does the process look like?
The process of pursuing a slip and fall accident claim can vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case. Generally, the process involves:
- Investigating the accident and gathering evidence
- Evaluating your injuries and damages
- Negotiating with the responsible party's insurance company
- Filing a lawsuit, if necessary
- Pursuing a settlement or verdict at trial
Throughout the process, your slip and fall attorney will keep you informed and provide guidance to help you make informed decisions.
How long does the process take?
The length of time it takes to resolve a slip and fall accident claim can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of your case and whether a lawsuit is necessary. In general, it can take several months to a year or more to reach a settlement or verdict. Your slip and fall attorney can give you a better idea of how long the process may take based on the specifics of your case.