If you were seriously hurt in a slip and fall due to property owner negligence, you need a lawyer well-versed in this area of premises liability. It is also crucial to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Since personal injury lawyers generally offer free consultations, take the opportunity to interview several prospects before making your decision.
Keep in mind that you need an attorney with whom you feel comfortable. Your lawyer protects your rights and interests, and you must trust them. A Los Angeles personal injury lawyer at Salamati Law fulfills all the necessary requirements. We can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injury.
If the firm has attorneys who spend most of their practice working on slip and fall claims, that is the type of expertise you seek. Avoid law firms that “do it all” since some of these general practice attorneys are jacks of all trades, but not true masters in any particular area.
You also want a firm representing only accident victims, not insurance companies. A lawyer entirely focused on the victim in all cases is preferable to one representing both sides. However, that does not mean an attorney who has represented insurance companies in the past is out of consideration. These lawyers know how insurance companies operate, and that is valuable, as long as they now concentrate on accident victims.
Most slip and fall cases are settled. However, insurance companies may not agree to a reasonable settlement when someone has suffered a serious injury. Under these circumstances, your attorney may take your case to court. Look for a lawyer who will prepare your case for trial. They should never assume it will settle.
Further, insurance companies think twice about not settling when they know a seasoned premises liability lawyer will take it to trial.
Ask the attorney about their track record regarding slip and fall cases. You want to know about their settlement and verdict history, the number of clients they have represented, and their investigative resources for case preparation. The latter may include a team of accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, and economic experts who can testify as to the value of your claim. These resources are necessary should the case go to trial.
Ask about how the attorney obtains most of their clients. What you want to hear is that many of their clients come to them based on referrals from other lawyers or satisfied clients.
Watch for certain “red flags” during the interview. For example, a lawyer might give you a ballpark estimate as to what you might expect in compensation based on your injuries, but should never promise specific monetary amounts or guarantee you a large settlement.
Payment and Fees
While almost all personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, there are exceptions. Find out how the lawyer is paid and what fees you can expect. Generally, lawyers take a certain percentage of a successful personal injury settlement or verdict. For example, if you are awarded $100,000 in a settlement and the law firm’s percentage is 30 percent, you will receive $70,000.
Contact our team of Los Angeles Slip and Fall Lawyers
If you or someone you know was injured in a slip and fall accident, you need the services of an experienced slip and fall lawyer in Los Angeles from our firm. Submit our online contact form or call or text 24/7 to arrange a free consultation.
We will review the circumstances of your case and determine whether you have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. We work on a contingency basis, so there is never a fee unless we win and you receive compensation. Se Habla Español.