Slip and fall claims are filed with the assistance of a personal injury attorney. These claims arise when somebody was injured because the owner of the property didn’t adequately protect the people they invited onto it against injuries from slipping, falling or tripping over obstructions. If you have been the victim of one of these situations, you may be facing very high medical bills and may need somebody to assist you. An attorney can help you determine whether or not you have a claim that’s for filing and whether or not you are likely to win in court.
The attorney will need to meet with you first to determine whether or not your claim is likely to win. If they believe this is the case, they may want to take you on as a client and help you with your claim. The claim will allege that there was some sort of negligence on the part of the property owner and that because of that negligence you were injured. It will have to be established that it wasn’t your fault that you were injured and that you didn’t accept any risks when you entered the property that were explained to you beforehand.
If you end up going to court, the jury will determine whether or not you receive compensation for your claim. If they believe that your claim is valid and that you are due the money that you are seeking, the attorney will bill you for the legal fees, which you can pay out of the money that you receive. If you lose the claim, and if you happen to be working with an attorney that works on contingency, you won’t owe anything. This ensures that you don’t end up working with an attorney who has anything but your best interests at heart.
There is a chance that the personal injury lawyer will be able to negotiate a settlement with the other party. You will always be informed of this and, if the other party isn’t offering enough to make it worth your while, the attorney will probably advise you to pass up a settlement offer. The settlement offer, however, will allow you to avoid paying the fees associated with going to court and, for that reason, it is sometimes a preferable choice to going through a jury trial and risking not getting any money at all out of having filed your claim.