Trip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, and most people assume that if you fall and are hurt on someone else’s property, the property owner is automatically responsible for your injury. However, this is not the case.
In order to prove responsibility, there must be some negligence on the part of the landowner which led to your injury. In this context, negligence means:
Formally known as “premises liability” cases, trip and fall cases can be one of the more difficult cases in which to prove responsibility on the part of the landowner. They require an immediate investigation in order to interview witnesses and document the conditions that led to the fall. Because of the complexity involved, attorneys generally pursue only those cases in which the client has suffered significant injuries, e.g., broken bones (most commonly wrists, arms, ankles and hips), shoulder injuries and head injuries.
Like most people, if you have fallen down and were injured at a business or on the property of someone else, you want the owner to pay for your medical expenses and any time lost at work. Located in Vancouver, Washington; The Law Offices of Loren Etengoff can help. With more than 25 years dedicated to the practice of personal injury law, our staff is experienced in handling insurance claims and can help you get the best settlement possible.
When you contact our office, you’ll speak directly to Loren Etengoff or a member of his qualified, professional staff. We’ll discuss your accident and answer any questions you may have. Should you decide to engage our services, please note that we do not require any advance payment. Instead, you pay our fees only when your claim is resolved.
With an attorney on your side, you will be free to concentrate fully on your recovery, while we take care of all insurance paperwork and work with your medical providers to ensure their bills are handled in a timely manner. When you are recovering from a severe injury, the last thing you want to do is spend hours on the phone or the computer managing your claim. Let us focus on what we do best – negotiating with insurance companies – while you concentrate on getting well.
If you suffer significant injuries, there are steps you can take to help build your case: