Slip & Fall Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyers in Auburn, WA

If you have been injured on someone else’s property, contact the personal injury attorneys at Ayan Law Office to discuss whether you are entitled to compensation.

In the state of Washington, property owners are required to take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of individuals that are legally on their property or premises.

Our Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys have you covered. 

Premises liability cases (also known as slip & fall cases) can arise when a person is injured on someone else’s property and the injury was caused by something that should have been prevented. Examples of premise liability cases include structural defects such as stairs with faulty railings or poor maintenance resulting in wet and slippery floors. The list goes on and on as to the types of cases we have seen at Ayan Law Office.

If you have been injured on someone else’s property, contact us to discuss whether you are owed compensation. With premise liability cases, it is critically important to contact an attorney as soon as possible so that an immediate investigation can take place. Evidence of a property owner’s neglect can be easily destroyed.

In order to prevail on a premise liability claim, you must be able to prove all four elements of negligence. This can be a hard-fought battle especially if you are up against a large corporation, such as a hotel or fast-food restaurant.  Businesses and insurance companies are often quick to deny liability in slip and fall cases. They will not only deny liability but attempt to devalue your claim.  That’s why representation by an experienced attorney is crucial in premise liability cases.  The attorneys at Ayan Law Office have the experience, resources and legal skills to prove your case and fight for the personal justice and compensation you deserve.

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When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Since you are reading this, the answer is likely NOW!  It’s always best to call a personal injury lawyer sooner rather than later, preferably as soon as possible after being injured. Once hired, a premise liability lawyer cuts off all communication between you and the insurance adjuster to ensure that nothing you say can be used against you.  Insurance companies often pressure claimants into a quick settlement to avoid paying what you deserve. 

It’s also vital that you hire a personal injury attorney early so that we can investigate the accident, establish liability and preserve evidence.  Hiring a premise liability lawyer as soon as possible will ensure that your legal rights are protected from the beginning and that we can fight for the compensation that you are entitled to and deserve.

Our initial consultations are free so you have nothing to lose.

The personal injury attorneys at Ayan Law Office have handled cases involving all types of injuries with some of the most common being:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Lacerations, burns and scarring 
  • Torn cartilage and ligaments
  • Vertebral disc injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Disfigurement

Monetary awards, whether reached by settlement or awarded at trial, may include compensation for the following:

Economic damages:

Property damage, past & future medical bills, past & future income loss, and reduced earning capacity.

Non-economic damages:

Pain & suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, disfigurement, disability and in some cases, loss of consortium.

Wrongful Death Law

If the injuries result in death, Washington law allows survivors of the deceased person to file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for their loss.  Family members who may be able to pursue a wrongful death action include:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Siblings or parents if they were financially dependent on the deceased

Our attorneys will ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable for the loss of your loved one's life.

What Should I Expect After Hiring an Accident Attorney?

Our hope is that you will feel less stressed knowing that you can focus on your health while we focus on your claim. Your priority should be recovering from your injuries, not battling with an insurance company. 

Once hired, we will take over all communication with the insurance company.  Our attorneys will keep you informed and help you in any way we can.  We will take the time to understand how the injuries are impacting you and your loved ones so that we can fight for the maximum compensation that you are entitled to and deserve.  Your monetary award may be the result of rigorous settlement negotiations or awarded at trial. We won't stop fighting until you are satisfied.  

Time Limit

The Washington statute of limitations for most (but not all) personal injury cases is 3 years.  This means that your claim must be settled or a lawsuit filed within 3 years of your injury or your case will be barred.  Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident to ensure that your claim is not compromised.

Comparative Negligence

Under Washington law, you can recover compensation for your injuries even if you are partially at fault for the accident. Your monetary award will, however, be reduced by your percentage of fault. Our personal injury lawyers can help fight against a comparative negligence claim in order to maximize your compensation.

What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident In Washington

Call for help

If you need immediate medical attention, do not hesitate to dial 911. Seek medical care as needed.

Document the accident

Document what you can about how the fall and your injuries occurred. Take photos of the scene, including whatever caused your fall, as well as photos of your shoes, clothes and injuries.  Document the weather or any other factors that may have contributed to the fall. Get contact information for all witnesses, including any employees. Finally, secure your clothing and shoes or any other evidence that may be needed if a particular substance caused your fall.

Contact an Attorney

Lastly, speak to an attorney before making any statements or signing documents.   

Contact us now for a free consultation.

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