Trip and fall accidents are among the most common types of accidents requiring the services of a personal injury attorney. That’s because just about any time a person moves from point A to point B, the possibility of taking a tumble is a possibility. Trip and fall accidents are closely related to slip and fall accidents and can take place on stairs, in a person’s home, on an uneven sidewalk, in a mall or grocery store, while stepping off a curb, or in any other countless situations.
Sometimes, we have nobody to blame but ourselves for our carelessness. But at other times, a trip and fall accident can clearly be the result of another person’s actions or inactions. For example, failing to repair a loose stairway or not smoothing out an uneven sidewalk when an owner knows the dangerous situation exists can be enough for a victim to file a claim for damages.
What to Look for When Hiring a Trip and Fall Accident Attorney
If you want to file a claim and seek compensation, you will need to retain the services of an experienced trip/slip and fall accident attorney. In Orange and Los Angeles counties, there are literally hundreds to choose from, so making the right choice may be a bit daunting at first. Here are some things you might want to consider to make that task a bit easier:
Specific experience. Find a trip and fall accidents attorney in Anaheim who has experience in cases as close as possible to your personal set of circumstances. And when you do, be sure to ask them how they approached the cases, what the outcomes were, and if they see any unique challenges in your particular situation.
Strong negotiating skills. More than 90% of all personal injury cases are settled before going to trial, so there is a strong need to find an attorney who is highly skilled at negotiating a favorable settlement. An experienced attorney will have settled several similar cases and have a good idea of what your case might be worth from the start.
Impartiality. One of the key things an attorney can bring to the table is to remove the emotions you are feeling and replace them with facts. Doing so helps to align your expectations with what can be an expected outcome.
Roberts Law Firm serves clients in the California cities of Newport Beach, Orange, Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim, and Riverside as well as serving clients throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties.