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Seattle Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
Seattle Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Seattle Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

If you slipped and fell and were injured because the conditions on someone else’s property were hazardous, you may be able to file for compensatory damages. A dedicated Seattle slip and fall lawyer can help you navigate the legal system.
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Please note that our services specifically address situations involving physical injuries, neglect, and abuse experienced by elderly individuals in nursing homes and other care facilities.

We do not handle cases related to financial exploitation or poor housing conditions where someone might be taking advantage of an elderly person.

What Are the Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?

Slip or trip and fall accidents are one of the chief causes of premises liability claims. These accidents happen when an individual loses their footing on a surface that's slippery or uneven.

Some of the most treacherous locations for slip and fall accidents include:

  • Uneven floors or places where the flooring is loose
  • Potholes in a parking lot or chipped sidewalks
  • Staircases with no safety rail or another safety defect
  • Transitions from one flooring material to another, like carpet to tile
  • Ice and snow

Although a slip and fall accident may seem like a minor tumble, a victim's injuries can be quite serious. 

Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Take Place?

Where Do Slip and Fall Accidents Take Place?

A slip and fall accident can occur almost anywhere, but these are the most common locations for premises liability:

  • Department store or mall
  • Grocery store
  • Private business
  • Parking garage or parking lot
  • Sidewalks or entrance walkways
  • Stairwells of larger buildings

Anywhere you normally visit could be a possible trip and fall zone. If the property owner doesn’t maintain their building or exterior, visitors could easily get injured.  

Injuries from Slip and Fall Accidents

Falling onto a hard surface can result in any number of painful injuries, some of which may require surgery to fix or months of physical therapy to recover from. Some of the most common injuries in a slip and fall accident include:

  • A traumatic brain injury or concussion from the head striking a hard surface
  • Fractures, especially the hips or wrists
  • Strains and sprains of the ankles or wrists
  • Back or spinal cord injuries, like a herniated disc or tailbone fracture

Elderly people are more vulnerable than others to serious complications from slip and fall injuries. Their bones are more brittle, and chances of recovery are less guaranteed. In fact, falling is one of the leading causes of death for people aged 65 to 85. Your wrists may be especially vulnerable in a slip and fall accident. Most people instinctively put their hands out to break their fall, so the force of their entire body weight is suddenly transferred to the wrists, causing a serious sprain or break.

Unfortunately, many people injured in a slip and fall accident may suffer from more than one of these injuries or experience other complications (like deep contusions or dermal abrasions).

How Washington Protects the Victims of Slip and Fall Accidents

Washington State law provides a legal vehicle for victims of a slip and fall accident to recover financial damages from the property owner or other negligent party that caused the conditions for their accident.
You may be able to file an insurance claim against the property owner or retain a Seattle attorney for slip and fall accidents to file a premises liability suit to recover compensatory damages.

Here are some of the important things to remember about Washington premises liability laws:

  • You have three years from the date of the accident to file suit — this is the statute of limitations;
  • You may file suit even if you are partially at fault;
  • You can seek economic or actual damages to cover your medical bills and medications;
  • You are eligible to receive compensation for the pain and suffering you experience;
  • It’s unlikely that your lawyer will seek punitive damages;
  • You can file a suit against commercial or government property owners and private ones.

Filing a suit against a government entity may be trickier, so your lawyer will need to take a few extra steps when filing your Seattle slip and fall case.

Some people may question whether filing a lawsuit is necessary, but the state would not have these laws and protections in place for victims without reason.

Many insurance companies may try to minimize the extent of your injuries or deny your claim, leaving you in pain and with mounting medical bills. A premises liability lawyer holds negligent property owners accountable.

Damages and Compensation in a Seattle Slip and Fall Claim

Compensation for a premises liability lawsuit can cover many types of losses. Property owners have a duty of care to provide a safe environment for visitors, including ensuring that the walkways, floors, and stairs are free from trip hazards.

As long as you were a lawful visitor to the property, you are protected under Washington premises liability laws, and the property owner may be liable for damages.

These can include:

  • Medical expenses, both immediate and ongoing
  • Durable medical devices to accommodate your injuries
  • Lost income from missing work due to your injuries
  • Loss of future earnings if you are unable to continue in your current job
  • Property damage if any of your belongings broke in the fall, like a laptop or watch
  • Pain and suffering from serious injuries

Property owners who neglect to quickly remove ice and snow, fail to complete repairs in a timely manner, or leave slippery puddles without a wet floor sign or another warning could be considered negligent under Washington law. 

How Can a Slip and Fall Lawyer in Seattle Help with Your Case?

How Can a Slip and Fall Lawyer in Seattle Help with Your Case?

Your slip and fall accident lawyer does much more than file a lawsuit for you. They construct a strong case against the property owner, including reviewing any photos or video footage and hiring expert witnesses to recreate the accident and ascertain responsibility.

A lawyer advocates for your interests only, handling all communications with the other party, their lawyers, and the insurance company. You’ll never miss filing dates, the statute of limitations, or other court deadlines or have your case dismissed because of a procedural error. They prepare you for the trial and testifying.

Why Choose the Washington Slip and Fall Attorneys from Lehmbecker Law Firm?

The right lawyers for slip and fall accidents can make a big difference in the recovery you’re awarded — if you receive a settlement at all. Lehmbecker Law focuses on personal injury claims, and our litigators have decades of combined experience negotiating in mediation and arguing for our clients in a court of law.

We walk beside you every step of the way during this painful and difficult time. 

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Verdicts and Settlements

Our attorneys and paralegals have decades of experience to help ensure you get the proper treatment for your injuries, compensation for your medical bills, wage loss, and emotional support, depending on the severity of your injuries. If you have suffered an injury, contact us for a free consultation to determine how we can help make your life easier and get you the financial help you deserve.
Overcoming Negative Police Report
For a Client Wrongly Put at Fault
Lehmbecker Law overcomes a negative police report and secures the client compensation for his medical costs, pain and suffering, and property damage.
Lifetime Pension Awarded
For a Roofer After 5-Year Fight
Lehmbecker Law reaches a successful settlement for a family whose father was seriously injured.
$6M
FOR A CLIENT INJURED BY A VEHICLE WHILE WALKING
Lehmbecker Law reaches a successful settlement for a family whose father was seriously injured.
$1.8M
FOR A CONSTRUCTION WORKER WHO FELL INTO AN UNPROTECTED SHAFT
We also obtained a lifetime pension from worker’s compensation for this injured worker.
$62,500
For a Client Suffered From a Dog Attack
Our exceptional advocacy leads to a great outcome in a pit bull attack case, securing justice and compensation for the victim.
$45,000
For a Client Suffered From a Dog Bite
Lehmbecker Law secures victory in dog bite lawsuit, delivering justice and compensation to the victim.
$5.75M
FOR A GRANDFATHER STRUCK BY A YOUNG DRIVER
Finding a hidden $5M umbrella policy and making a compelling video from the Grandfather’s family helped us settle this case in less than a year.
$2.0M
FOR A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLIENT INJURED DURING A HEART PROCEDURE
We showed that the physician performed an unnecessary procedure that seriously injured our client.
$1.75M
FOR A WOMAN WITH A PERMANENT LEG INJURY
The insurance company didn’t believe she was that injured. We convinced them.
$2.0M
for an elderly woman who suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery
After being struck in a crosswalk by a delivery van.
$2.0M
for a young woman who suffered multiple orthopedic injuries
After being struck in a crosswalk by a taxicab.
$2.0M
for our client who suffered permanent cardiovascular impairment
After his surgeon attempted to perform an unnecessary procedure.
$1.75M
for our client who was hit in the front driver’s side of her vehicle
As she was driving straight through a green light in Kirkland, WA.
$675,000
for our client after she was hit by a driver failing to yield
While making a left turn.
$460,000
for our client
After being hit by a driver making an illegal U-turn.
$410,000
for our client when a piece of plywood fell onto his knee and punctured it
While working on a construction site.
$326,900
for our client
After being T-boned by a drunk driver.
$250,000
for our client who was crushed under a wall
While working on a construction site.
$250,000
for our client
After he and his dog were hit by a distracted driver who didn’t see them crossing the street.
$250,000
for our client
After his leg was broken in three places during a construction-site accident that occurred while he was working as a carpenter.
$250,000
for our client
After being hit and run side-swiped on the freeway (uninsured motorist claim).
$192,500
for our client
Who violently rear ended while traveling back to his office in the Seattle area.
$150,000
for our client
After being rear-ended while at a complete stop.
$150,000
for our client
after he slowed down to make a turn and was rear ended.
$150,000
for our client
After being hit twice within one year.
$90,000
for our client
After our client exited a restaurant, slipped on a mossy paving stone and fell, resulting in a broken ankle.
$60,000
for our client
After he was bitten by a dog in the leg while delivering a package.

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Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.
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Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.
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Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.

Areas We Serve

We’re close by, we work in the whole Washington state. And if you can’t make it to us, we’ll meet you where you need us, at home or in the hospital.

Bellevue

11711 SE 8th ST. STE. 120, Bellevue, WA
98005

Federal Way

Uptown Square Complex 1066 S. 320th ST., BLDG. K,
STE. F Federal Way, WA 98003

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Have you been injured after falling on someone else’s property? We can help! Contact our legal team today if you’ve been hurt after falling on private or public property.
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