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Reasons to Hire an Attorney After a Slip-and-Fall Accident

Posted On behalf of Schmidt Kramer on Jan 30, 2018 in Slip & Fall

lady fallen on stairsSlip-and-fall accidents can be complicated, as it is not always apparent to the injured victim what party or parties could be held liable for the incident. A skilled personal injury attorney can protect your rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

The Harrisburg slip-and-fall lawyers of Schmidt Kramer have assisted many victims of slip-and-fall accidents in recovering compensation for their injuries. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your claim.

Call (888) 476-0807 now to schedule a free consultation with our trusted legal team.

Discovering Who Is Liable

Your attorney will investigate your accident to uncover who could be held liable by determining:

  • Exactly how and where the accident occurred
  • Whether another party’s negligence was responsible for the accident
  • The injuries you sustained

Many times, a slip-and-fall accident happens very fast, and you may not be completely aware of how it happened. Some scenarios that could have caused your slip-and-fall include:

  • Wet floors
  • Slipping on something on a staircase
  • Tripping over items
  • Uneven steps

Property owners and managers have a responsibility to keep their properties clear of unreasonable hazards, such as poorly constructed stairs, snow and ice on walkways, and uneven pavement.

Your attorney will investigate the incident to determine whether the condition of the property was to blame for your accident. He or she will also evaluate whether the property owner or manager violated laws by not maintaining the condition of the property.

Accurately Proving Damages

An experienced attorney will help you accurately evaluate the damages and injuries you have suffered due to the accident, which could include:

  • Inability to work presently or in the future
  • Expensive medical bills
  • Future medical care
  • Permanent, debilitating injuries

Your lawyer will gather evidence to help prove the damages related to your accident. This evidence may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Medical records
  • Medical tests (X-rays, CAT scans, etc.)
  • Lost income statements
  • Written documentation from your treating physician

To help ensure you receive the maximum compensation owed to you, it is best to work with a knowledgeable attorney who will evaluate your injuries and damages appropriately.

Call Our Slip-and-Fall Attorneys for Help

After a slip-and-fall accident, it is in your best interest to contact a skilled attorney who will guide you through the legal process. He or she will fight for your rights while working to recover the maximum compensation for your injuries.

The Harrisburg slip-and-fall lawyers at Schmidt Kramer have years of experience assisting victims of slip-and-fall accidents. We will investigate your case and inform you of the legal options available to help you gain the compensation you deserve.

Request a free, no-obligation consultation today and learn what options are available for pursuing compensation. We work on a contingency basis, which means there are no upfront fees and we only receive payment if we help you recover compensation.

Call (888) 476-0807 or complete our Free Case Evaluation form to get started.