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What to Expect During a Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit

Posted on November 5, 2023 in

You fell, suffered significant injuries, and are dealing with the consequences of it. You may have the right to file a lawsuit against those responsible for your accident. At The Law Offices of Christopher Eads, our Mount Juliet slip and fall accident lawyer works closely with our clients to prepare them for the entire legal process. Here is what you can expect during a slip-and-fall lawsuit.

Did You Have the Right to Safety?

One of the first aspects of a slip-and-fall case is ensuring you have the right to be on the property and, therefore, the right to presume that being there would be safe for you. If so, and you fell, and falling caused you significant injuries, you may be able to file a premise liability case for your losses.

Gathering Evidence

Our legal team will seek out all evidence available in your case, including:

  • Where the accident occurred
  • Did the property owner or manager know of the dangers present, or should they have known
  • Did they take action to fix the inadequate problem, further putting people at risk
  • Who was responsible for ensuring your safety at the time of the slip-and-fall
  • What evidence is there to support your claim, such as photos or video from surveillance cameras or witness statements

Once we gather all of the evidence in your slip and fall case, we can then start working towards filing your case.

What to Expect During a Lawsuit for Slip-and-Fall Losses

Though the process can be settled out of court if the insurance company is willing to do so, you may have to file a lawsuit if they are not willing to offer fair compensation to you. In that case, the following should be expected:

  • The lawsuit is filed within the property court, and documents are served to the owner of that property
  • The property owner then has the opportunity to answer the allegations and provide their own information about what occurred
  • The discovering phase will then continue in which all parties can gather data and evidence, and written affidavits or sworn testimony is obtained in depositions are taken
  • A trial occurs in which both parties present their case and all evidence, ultimately trying to prove that negligence occurred and how much compensation should be awarded for those instances

Our slip-and-fall accident attorneys will work very closely with you to prepare you for every step of this case. Falling is serious – the National Safety Council states that over 42,000 people died in 2020 as a result of falling at home or their place of employment, and many more suffered serious injuries. If this was you, let us fight for your right to compensation.

Call Our Slip-and-Fall Attorney for a Free Consultation

If you suffered and expect to file a slip-and-fall lawsuit, let our Mount Juliet personal injury attorney help you. Contact The Law Offices of Christopher Eads to learn more about what we can do to support you throughout your case during a free consultation. We fight to ensure our clients get the maximum compensation they are owed in every case.