Slip and Fall Accidents
Kitsap County Personal Injury Lawyer
One of the most common personal injury claims are the "slip and fall" or "trip and fall" cases. Each year there is at least 9,000,000 slip and fall injuries which means approximately 25,000 people fall a day. This is an overwhelming number and the estimated loss of revenue is $3.5 million an hour due to the lost earning time. As shocking as these statistics may be, they do not fully explain the severe loss and pain that these individuals must be going through. These injuries could inflict serious harm and leave lasting damage which could inhibit that individual for the rest of their life. Pain and suffering is only the tip of the iceberg, they may also be facing loss of employment, medical bills, impairment, dismemberment, loss of mobility or loss of enjoyment of life.
Representing Slip & Fall Victims in Kitsap, Clallam & Jefferson Counties
Many factors are taken into consideration when determining liability for a slip and fall claim. The courts will look at how long the unsafe condition has existed, if any efforts have been made to fix or improve the dangerous condition and whether or not the carelessness of the claimant played a role in sustaining their injury. It is important for the state, city, business owner or land owner to maintain and upkeep the property making sure the premises do not pose any threat of harm to people who pass through. If the property owner fails to repair any defects, remove foreign objects, warn people of hidden dangers or design the grounds in a safe and appropriate way then they are considered to be negligent in the eyes of the law. Any imminent threat of harm or danger should be announced up front so if someone slips and falls they can say that they have been properly warned.
If someone is trespassing on the property then the land owner has less of a liability owed to them, children are a minor exception to this because the courts will rule more considerably in their favor. There are factors that determine the appropriate value of a claim including the extent of the injury sustained, the place in which it happened, the location the trial will occur, and the claimant's history of other injuries. Slip and fall claims can get complicated and rather confusing if you are not familiar with the process, that is why you need a personal injury attorney by your side.
Compassionate, Proactive, Determined
Once a claim is filed with your insurance company they will begin an investigation and then try to reach a quick settlement in attempt to avoid responsibility for any future lost wages, medical expenses and other monetary damages. Our goal at Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. is to make sure that the insurance companies are acting in good faith and you are being properly compensated for any personal injury claim that you file. We provide superior legal service and we will fight vigorously for the best interests of you and your family.
If you believe you have a slip and fall claim that you would like to file, contact our firm for a free case evaluation.
The attorneys at Ramirez & Cooper, Inc. have a thorough understanding of the legal proceedings and criminal statutes. We are able to give our clients the resources, advocacy and legal advice they need to be successful inside and outside the courtroom. Our legal team will stand by your side every step of the way and always keep you updated on the status of your case. We handle criminal cases throughout Washington state. Let us build a case strategy for you or your loved one, we may be able to take action before charges are even filed.
Over 30 Years’ of Combined Legal Experience
Former Prosecution Experience*
Thousands of Criminal Cases Handled
Over 1,000 DUI Cases Handled
Hundreds of Cases Tried to Verdict or Judgment
Appeared Before the Supreme Court
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