Slip and Fall Accident Injury Attorneys
The slip and fall accident injury attorneys and lawyers of Parke Gordon Law Firm in Boise are here to help get you a fair settlement. When you’re injured in a slip and fall due to a property owner’s negligence, our personal injury lawyers will help you recover money for your injuries, pain, and suffering. Property owners are responsible to keep their sidewalks, walkways, entryways, or stores free from slippery or wet substances. When property owners fail to do so, they are liable to customers or others who suffer injuries due to a slip and fall accident.
Boise Slip and Fall Accident Injuries
Slip and fall accidents often result in broken bones that sometimes require surgeries. Our slip and fall accident injury attorneys have represented clients who suffered broken ankles, legs, hips, and arms. Our personal injury attorneys and lawyers will seek a recovery of lost wages or business income for our slip and fall clients if their injuries cause them to lose time and money from work.
You Deserve Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Accident
When you have been injured by a slip and fall accident being able to prove negligence of the property owner is key to getting the most compensation for pain and suffering. The following are some things you could be compensated for from a slip and fall accident.
- Pain and suffering.
- Future medical expenses caused by this accident.
- Medical bills, including an ambulance cost or transportation to therapy or doctors.
- Lost wages. This could include money you’ve lost from not being able to work due to the injuries sustained in your slip and fall accident now and in the future if you are permanently disabled.
How to Prove Negligence for a Slip and Falls Accident
To win a lawsuit for a slip and fall accident, you will need to prove the negligence of the property owner or tenant. Typically, time is an important factor when proving negligence. For instance, how long was the hazard present? Was it there long enough for the property owner to be able to notice the hazard and remove it? The experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm will aggressively fight to prove the negligence of a property owner in a slip and fall case.
Statute of Limitations for a Slip and Fall Accident
It is critical for you to understand the statute of limitations in your state. Failing to know this information or not having an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to assist you could hurt your case significantly. If your case is not filed within the time window, the court will throw your case out as time-barred.
In Idaho, you have two years from the time of the slip and fall accident to file a lawsuit. This time limit does vary by state. For example, in Washington, you have three years since the accident to file a lawsuit. Or in Oregon, you have 10 years to file.
This important deadline does not mean your case needs to be settled within two years since the time of the slip and fall accident. The statute of limitations is a deadline in which to get your case started in the civil court system. Your case does not need to be resolved before the deadline. If your deadline is approaching, it is best to go ahead and file for a lawsuit even if talk of a settlement is still taking place. You will still be able to participate in any injury settlement negotiations and work towards getting your case resolved without having to go to court.
Determining the Value of a Slip and Fall Accident
A slip and fall accident case value is determined by the following:
Pain and Suffering: Turning an individual’s pain and suffering into a settlement amount is one of the least predictable components of a slip and fall case. There are no set rules to determine a person’s pain and suffering. Depending on the severity of your injuries, your attorney and/or insurance adjusters evaluating your claim will determine an appropriate amount usually based on your medical needs.
Lost Wages: If the severity of your injuries from a slip and fall accident caused you to be unable to work, lost wages are also calculated into your claim. You will be required to verify the amount of time you missed as well as your how much you earning are with a pay stub or tax return. Typically, your employer will also have to verify your earnings and time missed as well.
Medical Bills: Past and future medical bills related to your slip and fall injuries will be a major factor in determining the value of your case. Usually, but not always, a slip and fall settlement amount will cover at least your medical bills.
Contact a Slip and Fall Attorney in Boise After an Accident
Call our Boise law office at (208) 322-7274 for a free consultation with an experienced accident attorney. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case. The law office of Parke Gordon Law Firm believes every client deserves excellent representation. We will fight for you again big insurance companies with deep pockets.
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