If You’ve Had an Arizona Slip and Fall Accident, Consider an Arizona Slip and Fall Injury Attorney

Slip and fall accidents happen all the time, and while some are not serious, some mean lasting injury that can take weeks or months to recover from, or even leave permanent disability. If you’ve been the victim of a slip and fall accident, consider hiring an Arizona slip and fall injury attorney to represent you in a personal injury lawsuit — that is, if you have been seriously injured.

While slip and fall accidents can certainly be serious, they usually aren’t, and Arizona slip and fall injury lawyers are very, very careful before they take these kinds of cases on. Because it’s so easy to file a fraudulent slip and fall case, any personal injury lawyer you contact about your case is going to be very, very careful to make sure you have indeed had a significant injury before they take the case on. Frivolous lawsuits will not be tolerated, but legitimate cases certainly need attention. If you’re the victim of a true slip and fall accident, don’t hesitate to get representation.

Questions to ask yourself before you attempt to retain an Arizona personal injury lawyer

1. Is my injury minor?

A sprained ankle certainly smarts, but it’s not going to keep you off your feet for more than a day or two. Therefore, it’s probably not worthy of a lawsuit, no matter how angry you may be that you’ve had a slip and fall. However, you must also have your injuries evaluated, because some injuries may be worse than originally assumed.

However, if the slip and fall hurt you seriously enough to go to the doctor AND it’s going to keep you off your feet for more than a day or two, such that you’ll need compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, and so forth, you should contact one of the many qualified Arizona personal injury lawyers available, to review your case.

Often times, individuals can suffer back or spinal injuries, or even catastrophic injuries (especially for the elderly). The owners of the property may be liable for unmarked flooring or dangerous/wet flooring. This is often times referred to in Arizona as Premises Liability.  If you suffered these injuries on the job, your work related injury may need a lawyer with experience handling workers compensation cases such as Thomas Wilmer.

2. Did I need an immediate visit to the doctor?

If your injury didn’t require you to go to the doctor, it’s likely that it’s not a slip and fall case worthy of a lawsuit. However, again, if you needed to go to the doctor. to get medical attention and the injury itself is serious enough to keep you off your feet for an extended period of time, you probably need to file a claim for damages.

3. Am I going to need extensive rehabilitation?

If your injury is serious enough that you’ll need not just immediate treatment but extensive rehabilitation, you’ll meet compensation for your pain and suffering, and for the medical expenses you’ll face. Contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer to review your case, then proceed from there.

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