Slip and Fall Injuries are Serious Legal Cases
A slip and fall accident can cause injuries as minor as a simple bruise or a scraped knee. Some slip and fall injuries, however, can be quite serious, such as a broken bone, a fractured hip, or as debilitating as a severed spinal cord. Such injuries can leave victims grappling with lifelong, chronic health issues and buried beneath a mountain of unpaid medical bills.
Victims of slip and fall accidents who suffer serious injuries are often in need of extensive rehabilitation, physical therapy, and even surgery in some instances. A bad enough slip and fall accident might even cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that could one day prove to be fatal. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall incident, you shouldn’t wait to seek out medical attention as soon as you are physically able. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can simply walk off such injuries. You should strongly consider being examined by a medical professional who has a history of treating such accidents and the injuries they so often produce.
Nor should you have to navigate the personal injury legal system alone. Only an experienced slip and fall accident attorney can help you recover all that you are owed according to Wyoming law. And no other law firm can represent your best interests that the attorneys with the Wyoming Advocates. We know how to help you obtain the maximum settlement for your slip and fall case.
How Can The Advocates Help With My Slip and Fall Case?
The most effective way to win your personal injury claim against the liable party and their insurance provider is to hire an experienced slip and fall accident attorney with the Wyoming Advocates. If your accident occurred because of a slick floor at a grocery store, then the insurance company of the supermarket might be found responsible for any injuries or losses you suffered. Without proper legal representation, however, the team of high-priced lawyers employed by the insurance company will likely overwhelm you and your resources. 99% of slip and fall victims who attempt to go it alone end up with less money than they would if they hired a professional attorney to represent them. Here’s what The Advocates can promise you:
- We’re available 24/7 to talk to you
- Our attorneys offer free legal consultations
- We specialize in slip and fall accidents in Wyoming
- We put your needs first
"Hiring The Advocates was the best move I could have made after my accident. They were very professional and made me feel confident my case would go smoothly. They really put me at ease. I would recommend them to anyone!" - Robert S.
Why You Need an Accident Attorney
Hiring an experienced car accident attorney is the best way to prevent the insurance companies from taking advantage of you. Indeed, multiple studies have shown that hiring an attorney to represent your case can increase the value of your case by up to 5X than if you try to settle on your own.
Don’t let the insurance companies pay you less than your case is worth. Hire an Advocate and make them pay what you are lawfully owed. Your case deserves an Advocate!
The Advocates Accident Claim Process
Step 1: Investigate the Accident
The first steps The Advocates will take is to investigate your accident. Our attorneys do this by obtaining a police report about your accident, examining any photos or videos of the crash scene, and speaking to any relevant witnesses. Once we have established liability, we will begin to build your injury claim.
Step 2: Build Your Claim
Building your car accident injury claim is one of the most time-consuming steps in the entire process. Our staff must wait until you are finished treatment for your injuries before we can compile a comprehensive medical record of the injuries you have suffered from your accident. This is a timely process so be patient.
Step 3: Negotiate a Settlement
Once you are finished treating your injuries and your medical records have been gathered, your attorney will send out a demand package to the at-fault party’s insurance. Afterwards, negotiations with your attorney will begin. If we are unable to negotiate a fair offer, then you will have the option to file a lawsuit.
Step 4: Litigate If Necessary
Time wise, litigation is the longest step in the claim process, possibly extending the life of your claim one or, even, two years. If you do decide to file a lawsuit, be prepared to potentially appear before a judge and jury.
How Do You Determine Liability?
One of the most difficult aspects of successfully pursuing a slip and fall injury case is establishing who the liable party is for the injuries and losses you suffered. For example, take a slip and fall injury that took place on an iced-over sidewalk. If the sidewalk was in front of, per say, a privately-owned house, then the homeowner could be held legally liable for the damages since many cities now require homeowners to either salt or shovel sidewalks adjacent to properties. Liability laws can be arcane and tricky to someone who isn’t familiar with personal injury law in Wyoming.
In most cases, slip and fall injuries occur because a property owner does not properly care for their property, or a business owner did not take the required measures to protect their patrons. Slip and fall injuries can be serious, causing long-term injuries and lasting financial losses for victims. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you could very well find yourselves with thousands in debt and unable to return to work.
What To Do After Your Slip and Fall Accident
While no one can predict when or even if they’ll be in a slip and fall accident, there are a few things everyone should know to do one day fall and injure themselves:
- Do not attempt to get up if you feel severe pain
- Contact emergency services if needed
- Seek medical attention
- Fill out an accident report with the local authorities
- Contact the Wyoming Advocates
The experienced lawyers with the Wyoming Advocates know best how to get you the financial compensation you deserve after your slip and fall accident. No other firm understands Wyoming personal injury law as well as the Advocates do. We will handle every aspect of your case so you can just relax and focus on the healing process. Contact our office today for a free evaluation of your case.