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If you've been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, an experienced attorney can help you pursue compensation for the resulting damages. Not all slip and fall attorneys are created equal, however, and since so much is at stake, you shouldn’t hire just anyone to represent you.
The easiest way to determine whether you’ve found the right lawyer to take your case is by asking strategic questions during your initial consultation and then evaluating the answers you receive. If you’re wondering where to start, here’s a list of questions that are worth asking before hiring a slip and fall attorney:
Ask about the lawyer’s case load, including how many claims they have handled that had elements similar to your own. Follow up with questions about the strategies they applied to such claims, so you can gauge their level of expertise.
While no attorney can guarantee an outcome, the lawyer you hire should be able to give you an idea of the kind of compensation you may be entitled to given the circumstances (depending on your injuries, the liability, and the insurance coverage). They will do so by evaluating the losses you’ve incurred as a result of the slip and fall, including medical expenses, missed paychecks, and pain and suffering.
It's important to understand the firm's fee structure before enlisting their help. Most reputable personal injury practices charge a contingency fee, for example, which means they only get paid if they win their clients’ cases. Others may charge an hourly rate or a flat fee, however, which can have drawbacks. Make sure you know how much you will be charged and when before proceeding.
While it's difficult to predict exactly how long a slip and fall case will take to resolve, an experienced attorney should be able to give you an idea of the timeline and any potential delays that could arise. This will depend largely on liability, damages, and whether your claim is settled, or a lawsuit will need to be filed. This can help you plan for the future and manage your expectations along the way.
It’s important to understand who will be handling your case and their level of experience, so you can make sure you feel comfortable proceeding.
At Hodge & Langley Law Firm, we understand that hiring a slip and fall attorney can be a daunting task. That's why we're committed to providing clients with personalized, compassionate representation and helping them navigate the legal process with confidence. Call 864-585-3873 or submit our Contact Form to schedule a free case review with a slip and fall lawyer in South Carolina.
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