Slip and Fall Accident Injury Lawyer Puyallup
Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident? An Experienced Accident Lawyer Can Help You Collect
A slip and fall injury may sound minor, like a banana slip in a cartoon. However, that can be far from the truth. Discomfort, inconvenience and loss of productivity are potentially the more minor aspects. Some accidents can cause life-changing pain and loss or disability. Financial compensation can make a real difference for you and your family as you deal with the health and financial struggles that ensue.
When liability is in question you need an experienced accident lawyer on your side
We will fight to hold those accountable that failed to maintain their premises for you in a safe and reasonable manner. Our skilled investigators will go to lengths such as interviewing witnesses, requesting weather reports on the day in question, and pushing back against the insurance company for justice.
We obtain exceptional results through a unique and personalized “client-centered” approach to personal injury law. At Sears Injury Law we work with focused energy throughout the case, contacting the client regularly and working proactively, rather than reactively, to make sure your interests are represented at the highest level. We feature a staff of trained investigators, negotiators, and paralegals- many of which have worked for insurance companies directly in the past. Our firm will contact you frequently and communicate often throughout the course of your claim. Want an update? Call us anytime.
Frequently Asked Slip and Fall Accident Injury Questions
Do I need a Lawyer for a Slip and Fall Accident?
You may need a lawyer for a slip and fall to determine if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. Unlike other personal injury cases, it can be difficult to prove liability in a slip and fall accident.
You may face expensive medical bills and be unable to work. At Sears Injury Law, we understand how stressful this can be. We will take care of the legal complexities, so you can focus on what’s most important—getting better.
What is an "incident report"
An incident report is a store or business’s way to make a record of what happened on their premises and what led to the injury you sustained. It is typically okay to fill out an incident report as long as the store agrees to provide you with a copy of the report before you leave their premises. Often-times stores and managers of stores take the position that the report is “work product”, and getting a copy after the incident proves difficult.
What should I do first when I've been the victim of a slip and fall or a trip and fall?
Take photographs, write down names of people at the store you speak with, and get copies of anything you fill out or sign. These are very fact-dependent cases, and our office likes to get them off to the right start. Evidence needs to be preserved, spoliation letters need to be sent, and work needs to be done right away. It is for these reasons, and several more, that we prefer to get involved right away. The sooner you call us, the better chance you have of winning your case.
Isn't a store always responsible for my damages if I fall?
Not always. A store is responsible for your injuries if they fail to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner, and know or should have known of the hazard that led to your injury. As you can tell, the language is vague, and there are some legal exceptions and variations that can be turning points in your case.