You may wonder if you can take action after a slip and fall, and the answer is yes: You may be able to hold a negligent party accountable. A property owner or other party could be found liable if their actions (or inactions) caused your injuries.
Your Huntington lawyer taking slip and fall accidents can help you. We will tell you what damages you may be able to pursue, advise you regarding important legal decisions, and ensure that you never have to pick up a phone call from an insurance company. What’s more, we don’t require any upfront fees in order to start working for you.
Damages You May Be Entitled to Pursue After a Slip and Fall
Victims of slip and falls may experience serious injuries immediately after an accident, or they could face progressively worsened health over time due to complications from their initial fall. Depending on your injuries, these expenses could range from the tens of thousands of dollars to even the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
We want you to know that you could be eligible to recover all of those costs—both past and future. By filing an insurance claim or lawsuit, we could help you recover the cost of:
- Medical bills, including ambulance rides, hospitalizations, medications, physical therapy, surgeries, medical devices, and more
- Pain and suffering, if the accident left you in a great deal of pain and with many life challenges
- Lost wages, if you had to spent time away from work in order to recover from your injuries
After a slip and fall, you could be thinking that the accident was your fault, and you may not know if you qualify for compensation. However, you can leave that determination to us. If a property owner or other party did not take steps to remedy or address a hazardous condition, they could be liable for your losses.
Our Results for Personal Injury Clients
At our firm, we take pride in fighting for every possible dollar available for our clients.
In one case, we recovered $875,000 for a woman who fell on a wet floor at a hotel, suffering a hip fracture that required advanced medical care. In other personal injury cases, we were able to recover million-dollar settlements for victims of accidents who suffered traumatic brain injuries, fractured skulls, and other painful and costly injuries due to others’ negligence.
We will go to work to ensure that you seek all the funds required for your recovery after your injury.
A Lawyer from Our Firm Can Help You Seek Compensation
Even if a slip and fall case seems relatively straightforward, you may want to consider how a slip and fall accident lawyer from our team serving Huntington could help. You could face many challenges with proving your case, as demonstrating negligence and liability can be tricky with many slip and fall accidents.
We can take over every part of your case on your behalf, including:
Calculating the Value of Your Case
The insurance company of the negligent party may be already contacting you and offering you a settlement. However, this amount may be far lower than the amount you truly deserve.
We will assess all the losses in your case, past and future, in order to determine what a fair case value would look like. We can back up this number with documentation of your losses and the severity of your injuries, drawing evidence from:
- Your medical bills
- Receipts for your out-of-pocket expenses
- Statements from your doctor
- Pay stubs from your employer
We will go to the insurance company with our demand, and we will fight for an amount that reflects the big picture of your losses.
Proving That a Property Owner Was Negligent
In slip and fall cases, it is important to show that a property owner or other responsible party was negligent—and that their negligence led directly to your injury and losses. For instance, if you slipped on a wet floor in a restaurant because waitstaff failed to clean a spill or supply hazard signs to the area, we could show that the restaurant was negligent. This may involve gathering:
- Security camera footage
- Witness testimony
- Photos of the accident scene
A property owner may try to argue that you somehow were responsible for your injuries, citing CVP §1411. According to this law, you could receive less compensation if you contributed to your accident.
However, you don’t have to let this hold you back from pursuing your case. We will have methods of countering this claim and demonstrating that the property owner was solely responsible.
Fighting for Fair Compensation
Once we begin communicating with the insurance company, we may run into some pushback. An insurance company may try to:
- Claim that you were more to blame than you actually were
- Show that your own actions worsened your injuries
- Claim that you were not as hurt as you actually were
- Offer you a very low settlement offer
- Refuse to agree to a fair settlement
If any of these complications arise, we can handle them for you. If an insurance company doesn’t agree to offer you adequate compensation, we can take your case to court and present our evidence before a judge.
Representation With No Upfront Fees
We understand that paying for lawyers’ fees during a time when you have major medical expenses can be difficult for some people. We don’t want that to hold you back from pursuing your case.
Because we work based on contingency fees, this means that:
- You can get started with no out-of-pocket costs to you
- Our payment comes from your final settlement or awards earned in your case
- Upfront, we will agree on the percentage that will reflect our payment, so you aren’t surprised
We want to help you pursue a financial and physical recovery. We only see payment if you do.
Call Our Attorneys Today to Learn How We Can Get to Work for You
Today, you can call us for a free case review and learn more about how our services work. When you call, you can gain valuable insight about your case, such as whether your case is viable and how long you have to file a lawsuit, per CVP §214. Call a representative from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today at (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving Huntington, call 516-358-6900