Slip & Fall / Premises Accidents
Seattle Personal Injury Law
When it comes to slip and fall accidents, having an experienced lawyer who knows the specific laws and rules of the jurisdiction will make all the difference in getting you a fair settlement.
Accidents that result from a slip and fall can result in serious injury, dramatically impacting your mobility and ability to function in everyday life. These claims fall under “premises liability law” which involves the legal responsibility of owners and occupiers of property for injuries that occur as a result of a mishap on their property. Injuries sustained by falls can greatly interfere with your everyday life, preventing you from attending work or school, and impacting the way you go about normal activities. They are also the second leading cause of brain and spinal cord injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can happen for a number of reasons such as uneven stairs, an icy sidewalk or as a result of spilled liquid on the floor. The actual liability varies greatly depending on the location where the incident occurred, and often relies on whether the property owner was aware of the dangerous hazards on his or her property. For this reason it’s crucial to engage a premises liability lawyer who is experienced and knowledgeable about the specific laws and rules of the jurisdiction where the mishap occurred.
Even common accidents can present complex legal issues. Slip and fall accident cases involve establishing the legal liability and proving negligence on the part of the property owner for injuries that occur on a property. Successful prosecution of a premises liability case requires knowledge, resources, and experience in the multiple legal specialties and subspecialties involved in bringing such cases. The attorneys at Scott and Scott, PLLC are experienced and knowledgeable in Seattle premises liability law and will advise you on your rights and work to secure you a favorable outcome.