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Hagerstown Slip & Fall Accident Attorney

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After a slip, trip or fall accident, medical bills and lost wages can start to seem overwhelming. Even worse, physical injuries make repeated trips to the doctor's office complicated and frustrating.

Slipping, tripping, or falling is one of the most common ways people are injured because the accidents happen so often in everyday life. At Britt•Reed Law Offices, our experienced Hagerstown slip and fall injury lawyers have represented clients across Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and West Virginia who have experienced all types of conditions and surface problems caused by negligence that have led to dangerous injuries.

There are many ways a slip and fall accident can occur including:

  • Unintended ice and snow
  • Rain
  • Mud
  • Faulty walkways
  • And damaged roads

Have you or someone you love suffered an injury due to property owner negligence? Call (301) 905-9901 or contact us online to reach a legal professional from Britt•Reed Law Offices!

How a Slip & Fall Injury Can Impact Your Life

While many slip and fall incidents only lead to small bruises or scrapes, others can lead to life-changing injuries.

When these occur, your life can by affected for years to come by:

  • Medical bills
  • Therapy
  • And lost wages

What Are the Most Common Slip & Fall Injuries?

The most common injuries we see caused by slip, trip and fall related accidents include:

  • Back injuries
  • Brain trauma
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Facial injuries
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Hip fractures
  • Inflamed tendons
  • Neck injuries
  • Scars
  • Spinal injuries
  • Sprains
  • Torn ligaments

How To Prove Property Owner Negligence in Slip and Fall Case

The core foundation for a slip & fall injury case is proving that you were injured due to the negligent actions or decisions of the property owner. The elements of a premise liability case will vary from state to state, so it is important to check the laws of your jurisdiction.

There are many factors of proving liability but generally, the injured party will have to prove:

  • That the person whose actions led to the injury (the defendant) owned, leased or occupied the property

  • That the defendant was negligent in their use or treatment of the property

  • That this negligent behavior was a substantial factor in causing the injuries sustained

Do You Need a Lawyer for a Slip and Fall?

Slip and fall accidents are a common occurrence, and they can happen anywhere – in stores, restaurants, parking lots, or even on sidewalks. While some slip and falls result in minor injuries that can be easily resolved, others can lead to severe injuries and significant medical bills. In cases where the accident was caused by someone else's negligence, you may wonder if you need a lawyer to help you navigate the legal process.

Here are some key considerations to help you determine if you need a lawyer for a slip and fall accident:

  • Severity of Injuries: Minor injuries that require little to no medical treatment may not necessitate legal action. However, if your injuries are significant, requiring surgery, hospitalization, or long-term rehabilitation, it's advisable to consult with an attorney. Severe injuries often result in higher medical bills, lost wages, and long-term pain and suffering.
  • Liability and Negligence: Establishing liability is crucial in slip and fall cases. You'll need to prove that the property owner or occupier was negligent in maintaining the premises, which directly caused your accident. If the negligence is clear, it may be worth pursuing legal action.
  • Evidence and Documentation: Collecting evidence is a vital part of building a strong slip and fall case. This includes photographs of the accident scene, any hazardous conditions (such as wet floors, icy sidewalks, or uneven surfaces), witness statements, and medical records. An attorney can help you gather and preserve this evidence.
  • Insurance Issues: Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging, especially when they try to minimize their liability. A lawyer can negotiate with insurance adjusters on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
  • Statute of Limitations: Keep in mind that there are deadlines, known as statutes of limitations, within which you must file a slip and fall lawsuit. Missing these deadlines could prevent you from pursuing your case. A lawyer can ensure that you meet all legal deadlines.
  • Complex Cases: Some slip and fall cases can be quite complex, involving multiple parties, such as property owners, tenants, contractors, or government entities. In such situations, an attorney's expertise in navigating the legal complexities can be invaluable.
  • Settlement Offers: If you receive a settlement offer from the responsible party or their insurance company, it's crucial to have an attorney review it before accepting. They can assess whether the offer is fair given the extent of your injuries and the circumstances of the accident.

Call Britt•Reed Law Offices Today

Our firm understands the stress and uncertainty you are facing, which is why we want to fight for your right to the compensation you are owed. No matter how complicated the case may be, we can take on the negligent parties involved and win the financial recovery you deserve.

If you are in need of informed legal advice from attorneys who care, reach out to our law firm today by taking advantage of our free initial consultations. We have decades of experience helping clients after slip and fall accidents, and we have handled thousands of cases. Trust a team of lawyers who have the dedication and knowledge that it takes to stand up to insurance companies.

Fill out a free case evaluation form today to get advice from a Hagerstown slip and fall injury lawyer!

Why Hire Britt • Reed Law Offices

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