Personal Injury

What Does a Slip and Fall Lawyer Do?

Benjamin U. Bowden
March 7, 2024

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, from grocery stores and restaurants to public sidewalks and private properties. When these accidents occur, they can result in devastating injuries that impact your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. If you've been injured in a slip and fall accident in Mississippi, it's important to understand the role of a slip and fall lawyer in helping you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

Investigate Liability in Slip and Fall Cases

One of the key responsibilities of a slip and fall lawyer is to investigate liability. Building a strong case requires identifying the party responsible for maintaining the property where the accident occurred. This may include the property owner, property manager, or even a business owner who failed to address hazardous conditions.

Gather Evidence to Strengthen Your Case

To prove negligence in a slip and fall case, your lawyer will gather crucial evidence. This includes taking photographs and video footage of the accident scene, documenting your injuries, and collecting witness statements. They will also seek medical records, surveillance footage, maintenance records, and any other evidence that can support your claim.

Assess Damages and Seeking Compensation

A skilled slip and fall lawyer will assess the damages you've suffered as a result of the accident. They will look into medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other damages that can be attributed to the accident. This thorough evaluation helps determine the fair and just compensation you should seek in your lawsuit or settlement negotiations.

Negotiate with Insurance Companies

Dealing with insurance companies can be daunting, especially when you're already dealing with injuries and the stress of your accident. An experienced slip and fall lawyer will handle all communication and negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf. They'll leverage their  knowledge of personal injury law to ensure you receive a fair settlement for your damages.

Representing You in Court, If Necessary

While many slip and fall cases are resolved through settlements, some may require going to court. If negotiations fail, your slip and fall lawyer will advocate for your rights in court. They'll present your case, cross-examine witnesses, and make sure your voice is heard, allowing you to focus on your recovery while they handle the legal complexities of your case. 

Contact Ben Bowden, PC Trial Lawyer Today

If you've been injured in a slip and fall accident in Mississippi, don't navigate the legal system alone. Contact Ben Bowden, PC Trial Lawyer, your trusted Mississippi slip and fall accident lawyer, today for a free consultation. Let us fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.