Seattle, Tacoma & Washington State Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
Though a slip and fall may seem minor, often the injuries sustained are more severe than those suffered in a motor vehicle accident. A fall can cause bone fractures, breaks, and torn ligaments. For an elderly person, a fractured hip can have devastating consequences. Slips and falls can occur in and around a home or on the premises of a business.
In the state of Washington, property owners are required to keep their premises reasonably safe so that visitors do not sustain an injury. If you have been injured in a slip or fall on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for the full costs of your medical care, as well as past and future lost wages. In some cases, your spouse will also be able to recover the loss of your services.
If you have been injured in a fall, it is very important to see an attorney right away. Sometimes the property owner will move quickly to repair the poor conditions or take other corrective action that destroys the evidence. To show negligence, your attorney needs to show proof of the condition that caused the injury. If it was, for instance, a liquid spill on a grocery store floor and it gets mopped up right away, your testimony will be used to describe the conditions that caused your injury.
You should also save all the evidence you can from the fall, including footwear or clothing that might have some substance or material that caused the fall left on it. It’s a good idea to take photos of the injury and any changes, such as swelling or bruising too.
If you have suffered an injury due to a slip or fall, call John Sterbick at 1-888-838-3529 for a complimentary no–obligation appointment to discuss your injury and learn about your rights. All cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing up-front.