The Benefits of Hiring a Slip and Fall Attorney in Oregon
If you are involved in a trip, slip or fall accident, you need to talk with a lawyer right away. These are very tough cases to win. With that said, you certainly don’t want to go at it alone in these types of cases.
To give you an idea of how difficult it is to win these cases, our firm turns down close to 90% of slip, trip and fall accidents. The law in Oregon makes it difficult to win these cases. In this article, we will go over some of the common barriers that come up in these cases. This will help give you a better understanding of exactly why you need to contact a lawyer to see if you have a case.
Gathering the proper information
Lack of information is the main problem with most of these cases. For example, if you fall in a grocery store, you have to prove that the store knew about the substance that caused the slip for a long period of time and nothing was done to clean it up properly. The problem is this: most of the people who were injured in a fall do not know what they slipped on. Under Oregon law, you do not have a case without this information.
Why is there a lack of information in these cases?
When a person slips and falls, he or she is often embarrassed. A person usually rushes from the scene to avoid further humiliation. When this happens, the person leaves the scene without gathering the proper evidence — such as the name of the exact substance that caused the fall. Again, there is no case if you don’t have this information.
The same information applies when you fall in somebody’s home. In fact, the laws are even stricter when it comes to these types of cases. Again, if you don’t have the proper information and evidence regarding the cause of the fall, you will lose the case.
The benefits of having a lawyer on your side
The insurance company for these stores will do everything they can to avoid paying out a settlement. Unfortunately, many of them will go to immoral lengths to hide evidence that could make them liable in a slip and fall case. For this reason, you need an experienced lawyer who can help navigate you through these complicated cases to ensure that you receive the justice that you deserve.
If you were the victim of a trip, slip or fall accident here in the state or Oregon, contact us today at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Accident Injury Attorneys for a free case evaluation. You can also reach us directly at: 1-800-285-8678. Our team of highly skilled personal injury attorneys will work hard to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve!