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A slip and fall accident lawyer can provide professional advice during your case, but you may have some questions as you get started with your attorney-client relationship. Some typical questions to ask your slip and fall attorney include:
How Long Does a Slip and Fall Case Usually Take?
It’s a good idea to start out the case with proper expectations. Your slip and fall lawyer will advise you that slip and fall cases can take as little as three to six months to resolve, but as much as twelve to eighteen months for the entire process to play out.
Are Slip and Fall Cases Difficult to Win?
Though slip and falls accidents often result in serious injuries, they are generally difficult cases to win.This is because you must prove three things. To win a slip and fall case, you must prove that the accident happened as the result of someone else’s negligence, that this negligence caused your injuries, and that these injuries have directly resulted in financial expenses for you.
How do you Prove a Slip and Fall Case?
To prove a slip and fall claim, you must show that a property owner’s negligence created dangerous conditions on their property. The evidence needed in a slip and fall case depends on the kind of accident that occurred.
● For falls on ice or snow - To prove your case, you will need pictures of the accident scene when you slipped. Without photographic proof, it can be difficult to prove your case.
● For slips on stairs, floors, or thresholds - Your slip and fall lawyer will focus on the design of the stairs to prove your case.
Is there a Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Injury Cases?
In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations deadline for slip and fall claims is two years from the date of the incident. This applies to both claims of personal injury and property damage.
What kind of Settlement can I Expect?
The average slip and fall settlement is between $15,000 and $45,000. Whether your case falls above or below average range depends on several factors, including how serious your injuries are, and how strong your case is. In general, compensation in slip and fall cases commonly covers medical costs, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and long-term disability.
How much are your Legal Fees, and will I be Financially Responsible if I Lost the Case?
This is very important to know before the case begins, so you can weigh the possible risks and possible rewards of proceeding with a slip and fall lawsuit. The Law Office of Jared S. Zafran, LLC operates on a contingent fee basis. For clients, this means if Zafran’s slip and fall lawyers don’t win your case, you won’t have to pay any legal fees. Contact the experienced slip and fall attorneys at the Law Office of Jared S. Zafran today to ask any questions you may have.