When you have a slip and fall accident, you may be in severe physical pain and drowning in medical bills. Oftentimes, a slip and fall is due to the negligent or reckless acts of another individual or entity. As a result, you may be able to recover compensation from that individual or entity.
To obtain monetary damages in your slip and fall case, you must file a lawsuit against the responsible party. While you can do this on your own – often called “pro se” – it is much easier, and safer, to hire an experienced personal injury attorney that has handled many slip and fall cases throughout his or her career.
The Benefits of Hiring a Slip and Fall Attorney
The slip and fall attorney you hire, ideally, has handled many cases like yours before. Your attorney should be able to evaluate your case and see its strengths and weaknesses. After evaluating your case, he or she should be able to give you an idea of the monetary damages to which you are entitled, as well as whether there are any factors that will make your case more or less likely to win in front of a judge or jury.
Additionally, an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to engage in settlement negotiations that are tactful, yet aggressive.
He or she should have a record of securing fair compensation for past clients. Many personal injury attorneys will give examples of past monetary damages they have recovered for clients whose cases they have handled. If your attorney is skilled at settlement negotiations, you are more likely to recover monetary damages that are adequate for your particular case. Furthermore, you will save time and money by settling, as you will not have to go to trial.
If you do have to go to trial, your slip and fall attorney should be skilled at conducting trials. When you are thinking of hiring an attorney, ask what his or her record is in terms of obtaining favorable jury verdicts for his or her clients. Ideally, you want to hire a personal injury attorney who wins most of the cases he or she takes.
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The personal injury attorneys at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley have years of experience handling slip and fall cases. We handle each client’s case with compassion and care while aggressively litigating to uphold their rights under the law.
For an initial consultation on your personal injury claim, we welcome your call at (213) 514-8332.