When Should I Settle an Orange County Slip-and-fall Claim on My Own?

After you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you may have a hard time deciding whether to pursue a slip-and-fall claim on your own or hire a personal injury attorney to assist you. The good news is that, in many cases, you can settle an Orange County slip-and-fall claim on your own. While you will definitely want an attorney for very complicated or severe falls, you may be able to negotiate a settlement on your own if:

  • The incident and your injuries were very minor
  • Your injuries did not require expensive treatment
  • You are able to fully recover in a short period and experience no complications
  • You don’t require long-term treatment for your injuries

Be aware, however, that choosing to pursue a claim on your own could put you at some risk. Many times, Orange County slip-and-fall victims face:

  • Uncooperative property owners, store managers, and insurance adjustors
  • Missing witnesses and evidence
  • Manipulation tactics—and even outright lies
  • Attempts to “trick” the victim into signing away his or her rights
  • Settlement offers that do not cover the full extent of your injuries

Contact Orange County Slip-and-fall Claim

Seeking guidance from a knowledgeable Newport Beach personal injury attorney can help you protect your rights and learn more about what to expect from the claims process—and simply meeting with us puts you under no obligation to ultimately hire an attorney. If you sustained a slip-and-fall injury in Orange County and aren’t sure if you need a lawyer to assist with your case, a free and no-obligation consultation with a Newport Beach personal injury attorney will provide many answers. Please meet with us today by calling (949) 851-0222 or simply filling out the confidential online contact form on this page.

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