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Portland Slip-and-Fall Accident Attorneys

Trip-and-Fall Accident Lawyers in Portland, OR

Slip-and-fall accidents are among the most common reasons that people file personal injury claims and premises liability lawsuits. Despite how common they are, our lawyers at Pacific Cascade Legal take every slip-and-fall accident case seriously. We want to build your claim to be the strongest that it can be, and that requires personalized attention and commitment.

Bring your case to a winning team of Portland slip-and-fall accident attorneys. Call (503) 573-5566 now.

Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Pacific Cascade Legal has decades of combined experience working on slip-and-fall accident cases. We know how to investigate a claim to find its cause, and therefore, determine who is liable for it. Various pieces of evidence from eyewitness statements to security camera footage can help us in our investigations, too.

Common causes of slip-and-fall accidents include:

  • Loose cables or wires
  • Slippery tile floors and spills
  • Uplifted carpeting
  • Unkempt rugs
  • Darkly lit pathways
  • Missing handrails for steps
  • Cracked sidewalks or asphalt
  • Rain-slicked entryways

Residential & Commercial Slip-and-Fall Defendants

Our law firm can work on slip-and-fall claims filed against residential and commercial defendants. If you slipped while in a grocery store, retail store, office space, or any other commercial space, then you could see if the commercial property owner is liable for your damages. The same is true if you slipped and fell in a residential housing complex because such complexes are usually owned or managed by a company or corporation.

On the other hand, if you slipped at a friend’s house, for example, then the claim might feel more personal. People often don’t want to sue their friends, even if they know it is justified. You should remember that in a slip-and-fall accident claim involving a fall at someone’s house, the claim is usually filed against their homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, not them specifically. You shouldn’t feel guilty for using their insurance policy as intended.

What to Do After a Slip-and-Fall Accident

Slip-and-fall accidents are often fiercely contested by defendants. In such cases, the defense will usually ask the question, “Did something happen to make the plaintiff fall, or did the plaintiff fall entirely on their own?” To counteract this basic yet resilient defense strategy, you will want to come forth with as much tangible evidence as possible, backed by convincing arguments from a slip-and-fall attorney. The steps that you take immediately after a slip-and-fall accident are the most important for getting useful, tangible evidence.

After a slip-and-fall accident, you should:

  1. Call 911 if you were seriously injured.
  2. Report the injury to the property owner as soon as possible.
  3. Fill out an official accident report if your fall happened on a commercial property.
  4. Take photographs of the hazard that made you slip or trip.
  5. Get the contact information of any eyewitness to your accident.
  6. See a doctor for a checkup within 24 hours, even if you feel fine at first.
  7. Talk to an attorney to see if you have a claim.

Injuries Caused by Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents don’t just cause aches and sprains. In some cases, what seems like a simple slip-and-fall can result in serious or life-changing injuries, especially if an elder is the one who fell. Pacific Cascade Legal and our Portland slip-and-fall attorneys focus on cases that involve serious injuries. We can use our extensive experience and resources to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other losses.

Serious injuries that can be caused by a slip-and-fall accident include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Head injuries and TBIs
  • Back, neck, and spine injuries
  • Soft tissue and joint injuries

Let Us Advocate for You – Call Now

The first steps in a slip-and-fall accident claim are often the most difficult to take. Make things simpler for yourself by letting Pacific Cascade Legal in Portland handle everything. We can learn more about your accident during an initial consultation. Please call (503) 573-5566 to get started.

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