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Seattle Slip and Fall Lawyer

  1. Accessible Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers in Seattle, WA
  2. Learn How Much Your Seattle Slip and Fall Accident is Worth
  3. Determining the Party Responsible for Your Seattle Slip and Fall Accident
  4. Pursue a Slip and Fall Accident Claim With Help From Herschensohn Law

A slip and fall accident occurs when you lose your balance and suddenly drop to the floor or other surfaces. You can slip when you lose traction on a slippery surface, or you may trip over an obstacle in a walkway, causing you to fall. Falls are one of the most common causes of injury and death in the home and at work, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).

You could file an insurance claim or lawsuit to seek compensation when you suffer from a slip and fall injury due to another’s negligence. At Herschensohn Law, our Seattle slip and fall lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you recover from your losses.

Accessible Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers in Seattle, WA

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If you’re injured falling on someone else’s property, you have a legal right to seek compensation from the responsible party. Our slip and fall attorneys in Seattle, WA can help you seek compensation from the responsible party.

Seattle Injury Attorneys With a Reputation for Success

The injury attorneys at Herschensohn Law have dedicated years of practice to slip and fall victims in Seattle, Kent, and across King County. We can aggressively advocate for your fair compensation in insurance negotiations and the courtroom.

Our lawyers have successfully pursued millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including slip and fall accidents on commercial property and in the workplace.

No Upfront Costs for Legal Representation

When you work with Herschensohn Law, you receive an initial case review with no cost or obligation. You pay nothing for our legal services until we achieve a favorable settlement or verdict for your slip and fall claim.

Learn How Much Your Seattle Slip and Fall Accident is Worth

Slip and fall accidents can cause debilitating injuries such as head trauma, spinal cord injury, broken limbs, or even permanent impairment. You could require hospitalization, surgery, or long-term medical treatment.

Any injury from a slip and fall accident can result in expensive medical bills, lost work, physical pain, and emotional distress. At Herschensohn Law, our Seattle slip and fall attorneys can help you recover financially from these losses.

Factors That Could Affect Your Slip and Fall Settlement Value

Every slip and fall case has unique characteristics that affect the potential settlement value, such as:

  • The extent and severity of your injuries
  • Whether you require surgery
  • Whether you need extended physical therapy
  • The length of your recovery period
  • Whether the injury caused a long-term or permanent disability
  • Whether you require assistive devices, prosthetics, or long-term care

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, the personal injury lawyers at Herschensohn Law can guide you through the legal process.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, from your workplace to the local grocery store. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), common causes of slips, trips, and falls include:

  • Slippery surfaces from ice, snow, and water
  • Loose rugs, mats, and floor coverings
  • Clutter in walkways, stairs, and lobbies
  • Unsafe portable ladders or step stools
  • Poor lighting and lack of visibility
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Determining the Party Responsible for Your Seattle Slip and Fall Accident

When you visit a retail establishment, office building, or other property, the owner or manager of that property has to maintain safe premises, per Washington State law. The property owner or manager may be responsible for your slip and fall accident if:

  • They allowed a known dangerous condition to exist.
  • They did not attempt to repair or warn of a known dangerous condition.
  • They should reasonably have known that the condition posed a danger.
  • They failed to take any steps to prevent injury.

Duty of Care for Invitees, Licensees, and Trespassers

The duty of care owed by the property manager or owner can differ for the property’s inviteeslicensees, or trespassers.

  • Invitees

An invitee is on the property with the owner’s permission. Their presence either provides an economic benefit to the owner or the property is open to the public. The property owner or manager must maintain safe premises for invitees. They must also inspect the property regularly for potential hazards. If the owner discovers a hazard, they must repair the problem or post a clear warning.

  • Licensees

Licensees are permitted on the property by express or implied invitation for non-business purposes (a social visit, for example). The owner of the property must create a safe environment or warn of known hazards but does not have to inspect the property for potentially dangerous conditions.

  • Trespassers

Property owners have no duty of care to adult trespassers on the property without their permission. However, the attractive nuisance doctrine may apply if the trespasser is a child. The attractive nuisance doctrine requires owners to eliminate or warn of potential hazards that may attract children.

Exceptions for Recreational Facilities

Per RCW 4.24.210, recreational property owners in Washington State carry less responsibility for individuals who use the property for certain outdoor activities. Visitors who engage in these activities are expected to understand the inherent risks. However, the property owner must still correct or conspicuously warn of any known dangerous artificial latent conditions.

The Seattle slip and fall attorneys at Herschensohn Law can help you understand how these designations affect your claim.

Pursue a Slip and Fall Accident Claim With Help From Herschensohn Law

If you or someone you love suffered a slip and fall injury while on someone else’s property, you could recover financial compensation for your losses. RCW 4.16.080 establishes a statute of limitations of three years for personal injury claims, so it is important to speak with our attorneys as soon as possible following your accident.

Contact our Seattle slip and fall lawyers online or call (206) 588-4344 today to discuss your case. At Herschensohn Law, we can help you understand your legal rights after a slip and fall accident in a free, no-obligation consultation.

“Zach will always take time and give you quality advice that you can trust. Highly recommended!”

- P.R., Katy, WA

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References

  1. Washington State Department of Transportation. (2019). Crashes Involving – Motorcycles. Retrieved from https://remoteapps.wsdot.wa.gov/highwaysafety/collision/data/portal/public  

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