Why You Need to Hire a Slip and Fall Lawyer
December 20, 2018
Certain slip and fall accidents do not require the assistance of an attorney. However, an attorney can assist you when there are more complicated injuries involved and there could be questions about liability. An attorney is helpful in these types of cases because they understand the important facts in your case. An attorney who is experienced in slip and fall cases will be able to recognize what aspects of your case are strongest and highlight those issues to the other party and before the court, if your case goes to trial. If there are weaker aspects in your case, an attorney will look for facts that may explain why those weaker aspects in your case should not be considered.
An Attorney Can Help Prove Liability in Your Case
As a result of knowing the law that applies, your attorney will be better able to prove liability of the other party in your case. For example, the attorney will ask you about the events surrounding your accident, such as whether you were texting at the time of your fall or how the weather was on that day if the accident occurred as a result of a wet surface. If you fell on stairs, the attorney would want to know if there was a handrail, if you were using the handrail, if there were defects in the stairs, or if there were witnesses when you fell. If there were witnesses to the slip and fall accident, the attorney can interview them and prepare affidavits if they are particularly helpful to your case. If a witness is also not helpful to your case, an attorney will discuss this with you.
Your Lawyer Can Help Assess Your Damages
If your case has too many weaknesses or you were at fault more than the other party, then the attorney will advise you to either not bring the claim or to adjust your expectations regarding recovery. Your attorney will also evaluate how to calculate your damages, such as whether you lost wages or what aspect of your medical costs were not covered by health insurance. If you did not have health insurance, your attorney will also take this into account when they approach the other party with an amount for a potential settlement. Your lawyer can help you collect all the relevant documents and instruct you on how courts would normally view and calculate damages in slip and fall cases.
Camden Slip and Fall Attorneys at DiTomaso Law Handle All Types of Premises Liability Cases
If you were in a slip and fall accident, the Camden slip and fall lawyers at DiTomaso Law can help. We successfully navigate premises liability laws and help obtain the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 856-414-0010 to schedule your free confidential consultation or submit an online inquiry form. Located in Cherry Hill and Center City Philadelphia, we proudly serve clients from the surrounding areas, including South Jersey, Mt. Holly, Camden County, New Jersey, and southeastern Pennsylvania.
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