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Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys and Lawyers
When you're injured in a slip and fall accident due to a property owner's negligence, the slip and fall lawyers of Parke Gordon Law Firm will help you recover money for your injuries. Property owners are responsible to keep their sidewalks, walkways, entryways, or stores free from slippery or wet substances. When property owners fail to do so, they are liable to customers or others who suffer injuries due to a slip and fall accident.
Eugene, Oregon Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall accidents often result in broken bones that sometimes require surgeries. Our slip and fall attorneys have represented clients who suffered broken ankles, legs, hips, and arms. We will seek recovery of lost wages or business income for our slip and fall clients if their injuries cause them to lose time and money from work.
Compensation for a Slip and Fall Accident
When you have been injured by a slip and fall accident being able to prove the negligence of the property owner is key to getting the most compensation for pain and suffering. The following are some things you could be compensated for from a slip and fall accident.
- Pain and suffering.
- Future medical expenses caused by this accident.
- Medical bills, including an ambulance cost or transportation to therapy or doctors.
- Lost wages. This could include money you’ve lost from not being able to work due to the injuries sustained in your slip and fall accident now and in the future if you are permanently disabled.
Proving Negligence of a Slip and Falls Accident
To win a lawsuit for a slip and fall accident, you will need to prove the negligence of the property owner or tenant. Typically, time is an important factor when proving negligence. For instance, how long was the hazard present? Was it there long enough for the property owner to be able to notice the hazard and remove it? The experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm will aggressively fight to prove the negligence of a property owner in a slip and fall case.
Proof Needed to Win a Slip and Fall Injury Claim
In order to prove the negligence of another party for the injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident, you will typically need to prove one of the following:
- The property owner (or their employee) should have noticed the hazard which caused the slip and fall accident and remove or fix the dangerous condition. For example, a property owner failed to remove or salt or icy from sidewalks.
- A property owner (or their employee) caused a dangerous situation which leads to a slip and fall accident. For example, if an employee moped the floor at the grocery and left a large puddle without putting warning signs around the dangerous area. The employee was negligent for leaving a wet floor unattended without proper warning signs to make customers aware of the dangerous condition.
Slip and fall injury claims often question what is “reasonable” for the situation. To be held liable or considered negligent, a property owner must be proven guilty of reasonably correcting a hazardous situation. The following are some common questions ask to determine if the situation was reasonable:
- Was the hazardous condition or obstacle present long enough for the property owner or their employee to eliminate the danger?
- Could the dangerous situation have been prevented?
- Was a policy in place for routine checks on the property to eliminate hazardous conditions?
Determining the Value of a Slip and Fall Accident
Determining the value of a slip and fall accident depends on the case. Our personal injury attorneys and lawyers will seek a recovery of lost wages or business income for our slip and fall clients if their injuries cause them to lose time and money from work. As the Winter months are upon us, it’s time to think twice before carelessly leaving an icy surface in front of your business or home. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident due to a property owner’s negligence, contact the personal injury lawyers at Parke Gordon Law Firm in Eugene to recover the most compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering.
The following are some things considered when determining the value of a slip and fall accident:
Medical Bills: Past and future medical bills related to your slip and fall injuries will be a major factor in determining the value of your case. Usually, but not always, a slip and fall settlement amount will cover at least your medical bills.
Pain and Suffering: Turning an individual’s pain and suffering into a settlement amount is one of the least predictable components of a slip and fall case. There are no set rules to determine a person’s pain and suffering. Depending on the severity of your injuries, your attorney and/or insurance adjusters evaluating your claim will determine an appropriate amount usually based on your medical needs.
Lost Wages: If the severity of your injuries from a slip and fall accident caused you to be unable to work, lost wages are also calculated into your claim. You will be required to verify the amount of time you missed as well as your how much you earning are with a pay stub or tax return. Typically, your employer will also have to verify your earnings and time missed as well.
Three questions are often asked when determining a settlement value for any slip and fall accident.
- Who was responsible for the slip and fall accident? (Liability)
- Was the liable party negligent or did they contribute to the fall?
- Did the accident occur because of something the injured party caused?
Negligence of a slip and fall accident is often determined by the conditions such as poor lighting, wet surface, lack of enforcement of the company policy, etc. Once the liable party is found negligent the victim may be rewarded a settlement value for things such as pain and suffering, medical bills both present and future pertaining to this accident, household bills and other necessities.
Contact an Experienced Slip and Fall Attorney in Eugene
Call (541) 485-4878 for a free consultation with an experienced slip and fall accident attorney. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case. Our law firm will fight to help you recover every penny you're owed. The aggressive attorneys of Parke Gordon Law Firm believe every client deserves fair compensation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. Call our Eugene law office now to speak with an attorney for free and get started on your case.
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