8/20/21 Why Do I Need a Slip and Fall Attorney if I am Injured in Vermont?
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8/20/21 Why Do I Need a Slip and Fall Attorney if I am Injured in Vermont?

by | Aug 20, 2021 | Firm News

If you’ve suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident and want to pursue compensation for medical bills, wages lost from missed work, pain and suffering, or any other losses, you’ll need a personal injury lawyer experienced in these kinds of accidents. You should seek out quality legal help as quickly as possible, so your attorney can advise you in every step of your claim.

A good lawyer will quickly determine whether negligence was a factor in the accident and identify the responsible party. That party could be a property owner, renter, building manager, employee, or another person or entity. You’ll need legal help to guide you through the often complex process of pursuing a personal injury claim. You shouldn’t have to go it alone, especially while recovering from an injury. A savvy attorney knows how to deal with insurance adjusters and their tactics, how to investigate your case, gather evidence, and build a strong case based on facts. Let us take the burden off your shoulders so you can focus on healing your injuries while we do the heavy legal lifting.

Slip and fall injury claims can often be settled without having to go to court. A settlement is usually preferable to both parties, since it avoids the expenses, in money, time, and inconvenience, of a courtroom trial. Not all cases will end with a settlement, though. If negotiations fail to satisfy both parties, the matter will end up in court. Whether your claim gets settled or ends up going through a courtroom trial, you’ll need a good attorney from the very beginning to defend your interests during the entire process.

If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident in Vermont because of someone else’s negligence, I will represent you a contingent fee basis meaning there is no payment up front by you. My fee is paid out of the settlement.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
While any number of factors can cause or contribute to slip and fall accidents, the following are among the most common:

Slippery surfaces (often caused by leaks or spilled liquids)
Stairs or handrails not built to code or damaged and left unrepaired
Uneven or loose flooring or carpet
Exposed hoses, cables, or cords
Inadequate lighting
Failure to post warning signs in areas where hazards exist (like construction sites or mopped floors)
Poorly constructed or damaged railings or balconies
Uneven walking surfaces
Objects or items left on the ground (like tools, toys, branches, etc.)