Oftentimes, it doesn't take something as dramatic as a car accident to become seriously injured. Many causes exist for potential accidents, from an uneven sidewalk in the community park to a puddle of water at the grocery store. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident in Washington or Oregon, you may be facing serious injuries resulting in medical bills that you are struggling to afford. If this is the case, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
What Damages Can I Recover Following a Slip-and-Fall Accident?
A slip-and-fall accident may at times occur as the result of a property owner's negligence in keeping his or her premises maintained. If you suffer injuries as a result of such an accident, then you may be able to recover damages against the property owner. Compensation for your injuries could include:
- Medical bills such as hospital stays, surgical expenses, and costs of prescription medication;
- Rehabilitative therapy if you need physical rehabilitation to fully heal following your accident;
- Wages which you have lost due to an inability to work following your accident; and,
- Pain and suffering which you experienced as a result of a property owner's negligence.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The time period to file a personal injury action following an injury from a slip-and-fall accident is not unlimited. If you have been injured, it is imperative to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following your accident in order to comply with the applicable statutes of limitations or other potential notice time limitations, which are time periods within which you must file a personal injury action or provide an at-fault person or entity notice of your potential personal injury claims. After the statute of limitations has expired or critical notice time deadlines have passed, it can be difficult--or more likely, even, impossible--to file a personal injury action to recover damages for your injuries. To ensure that you don't run into this situation, call an attorney to speak with us about your case as soon as possible.
Injured? Let Us Help You Today
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident in Washington or Oregon, you deserve hands-on representation from a competent team of personal injury attorneys. The attorneys at Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS have years of experience with fighting for the compensation our clients deserve after an injury. Don't try to manage a personal injury case by yourself--let one of our attorneys advocate on your behalf to obtain the compensation you're entitled to. To speak with one of our attorneys about your case, fill out an online case evaluation form or call (360) 695-4244 today.