Legally, you do not need to hire a lawyer to recover money for a slip and fall injury. However, a slip and fall attorney can be an asset to your case in several ways.
Schedule a consultation to see how a slip and fall lawyer from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can help with your case today: 713-850-8600.
How a Slip and Fall Attorney Can Help You Recover for Your Slip and Fall Injury
A slip and fall lawyer can help you with your case in the following ways:
Navigate the Legal Process
The injury claims process can be complicated. There are several tasks you must juggle and complete, all while attempting to recover from a serious injury. However, when you enlist the help of an injury lawyer, they will handle the legal aspects of your case while you focus on your physical recovery.
Determine the Value of Your Slip and Fall Injury Case
Our attorneys cannot determine a value for your case until after we investigate your accident. However, you may be entitled to recover the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Miscellaneous expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Identify Liable Parties and Prove Fault
As part of our investigation, we will identify all possible liable parties.
Once we have determined who is liable for your slip and fall accident, our team may obtain the following types of evidence to help us establish fault and liability:
- Accident or police report
- Eyewitness testimony
- Video surveillance
- Expert witness testimony
Obtain Expert Witness Testimony on Your Behalf
We may contact medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, and other expert witnesses who can testify about the cause of your accident or the physical and financial effects of your injuries.
Handle Communication with the Insurance Company
Insurance companies often do whatever they can to fight paying injured parties what they deserve. To do so, they might employ tactics such as getting an injured party to admit they caused or contributed to their accident. They may get you to agree that you are not as injured as you originally claimed. To ensure you do not say or do anything that might jeopardize your case, our team can handle the communications with the insurance company.
Negotiate a Fair Settlement with the Property Owner
The property owner’s insurance company will likely offer you a settlement that is much lower than you deserve. We can negotiate a settlement with the property owner’s insurance company by presenting evidence and documenting all your damages.
Take Your Case to Trial
If we are unable to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, we may file a lawsuit to pursue a recovery in court.
Expenses and Losses You Can Claim for Your Slip and Fall Accident
It is impossible to estimate the value of your damages, as there are many variables that affect it. Some of the damages we may account for when pursuing a recovery include:
Hospitalization and Medical Expenses
You may be able to recover your medical expenses for surgeries, doctor’s appointments, medications, hospitalization, ongoing care, and more.
Lost Pay and Benefits
Your recovery may account for lost wages and loss of future earning capacity. You may also be able to recover lost benefits, pension, and 401(k) contributions.
Physical Pain and Mental Distress
You may also qualify to recover for the noneconomic damages you experience, including physical pain, mental distress, loss of consortium, loss of quality of life, inconvenience, and more.
Worried About Being Able to Afford an Attorney?
Many people avoid hiring an injury lawyer after a slip and fall accident because they assume they cannot afford legal representation. This is not true. Most injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means you owe no legal fees until the firm helps you obtain a recovery. If you do not recover your losses, the attorney does not get paid.
Do Not Delay, Get Started Today
Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Title 2 § 16.033, you only have two years to file a lawsuit.
If you fail to file a lawsuit within this two-year period, you may be unable to take legal action to pursue a recovery. So, if you were injured on someone else’s property and believe the owner is at fault, act now before the deadline passes.
Seek Legal Help From a Houston Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a slip and fall accident, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC may be able to help you file a claim and seek a recovery.
Get a free, no-obligation consultation today. Call us at 713-850-8600.