Do you need a lawyer for your slip and fall case? Here, discover how hiring an experienced Washington State slip and fall attorney can benefit you.

Reasons to Retain a Skilled Washington State Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

grocery store slip and fallSlip and fall accident claims are more complicated than you may think, and you would be at a serious disadvantage if you try to negotiate your own settlement with the negligent property owner’s insurance company. You need the assistance of an experienced slip and fall attorney to protect your legal rights and to ensure that you receive what you deserve. Not only is an attorney necessary, but hiring a good one is affordable. Most lawyers handle these cases on a contingency-fee basis.

Benefits of Hiring an Attorney to Negotiate Your Slip and Fall Accident Settlement

It is important to select an attorney who handles many slip and fall accident cases in his practice and has a track record of success in both settling and trying these cases. You also want someone who explains things to you in ways that you can understand and is available when you have questions. Here are some ways a lawyer can assist you:

  • Investigation. Your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident and collect the evidence you need to win your case. Just because you fell at a business or person’s home does not mean they owe you any money. You must show that their negligence caused your injuries—not easy to do without the help of a lawyer.
  • Laws. A lawyer who handles these kinds of cases will understand the laws and procedures in Washington State that apply to your case. He will also be able to file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations to do so expires.
  • Valuing your claim. An attorney who has successfully settled many of these claims will have the expertise to accurately value your claim and will fight to obtain the compensation he knows you deserve.
  • Expert witnesses. Depending on the disputes in your case, you may need to retain an expert witness to prove a certain aspect of your case, such as the cause of your accident or why your injuries prevent you from working in the future. An experienced lawyer will have a network of qualified experts who will make good witnesses that he can turn to.
  • Settlement. Your attorney is better qualified than you to negotiate your settlement. He will also have strategies to defeat arguments raised by the insurance adjuster to deny or reduce your claim.
  • Litigation. If the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement, you will need a lawyer to file a civil lawsuit against the negligent party on your behalf and who is not afraid to aggressively litigate your case.

Call Our Experienced Legal Team Today

If you or a loved one needs the assistance of a skilled lawyer in the Seattle area to negotiate your slip and fall accident settlement, our experienced slip and fall accident attorneys are ready to assist you. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis so you will not owe us any fees until we settle your case. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation to get started.