Trip and Fall Accidents
Trip and Fall Accident Attorney in Seattle
Trip and fall accidents in Seattle cause serious injuries. When these accidents occur on someone’s property because the owner allowed a hazard to exist or failed to provide a warning, injured victims may be entitled to compensation. If you or a loved one have suffered this type of accident in Washington, your best bet is to immediately call one of our trip and fall accident attorneys at Gosanko & O’Halloran to discuss your accident. Our Washington premises liability attorneys have represented injured people like you for years. We are committed to providing skilled and professional legal representation.
Causes of Trip and Fall Accidents in WA
Trip and fall accidents are caused by hazardous conditions on a property. This can include electrical cords across a walking area, objects in a doorway, open drawers, uneven stairs, broken handrails, raised sidewalks, carpets that are frayed, or unexpected steps, to name a few instances. Under Washington law, a property owner’s liability for this type of accident depends on the status of the person injured. This means if they are trespassing on a property, they don’t owe them a duty of care to notify them. If someone was invited on the property for business purposes, the owner has a legal duty to exercise care to maintain the property is in a safe condition.
Damages You Can Recoup in Trip and Fall Accident Lawsuits
Washington follows comparative negligence law. This means that even when the jury determines you were a part of the fault of an accident, the damages are simply reduced by the percentage of fault. Our experienced trip and fall accident attorneys can take the time needed to investigate your accident to obtain evidence that minimizes or removes any personal liability you may have and establish the liability of the property owner.
Ultimately, there are no damage caps in Washington. Things such as lost wages/lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, medical expenses, disability, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life are all damages that our attorney team can pursue for our injured victim clients.
Contact our Seattle Trip and Fall Accident Attorneys Today
At Gosanko & O’Halloran, we specialize in representing those who have suffered injuries from a trip and fall accident. To learn more and to schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your accident and your injuries, call our Washington law firm today at 206-275-0700.