Slip and Fall Accident FAQs

Slip and Fall

How can I prove that a property owner is responsible for my slip and fall?

After your slip and fall injury, there are important steps you should take to help establish your claim. To prove that the property owner is responsible, you should take photos at the scene of the incident that show the property’s conditions. Photos are critical in documenting evidence that may disappear over time. You should also seek medical attention, as your medical records can also serve as evidence.

Who decides how much compensation I will receive for my slip and fall?

Typically, you decide. Most slip and fall claims settle, and it’s up to you when and whether to settle your case. At the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, we make sure our clients know exactly what they’re taking home when they receive a settlement offer so that they can make informed decisions about protecting their legal rights. If your case does not settle, you can choose to file a claim in court. If your case goes to trial, a judge or jury will determine the amount of compensation you should receive.

How much will it cost to hire an attorney for my slip and fall claim?

At the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, our No Fee Guarantee® ensures that you won’t pay us anything unless we win your case. There are no hidden fees, hourly rates, or retainer fees.

What can I expect when I hire an attorney to represent me?

First, your attorney will let the insurance companies know that you have legal representation. From this point forward, you shouldn’t have to deal with insurance adjusters on your own. Your attorney will negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf for a favorable settlement. If you don’t receive a reasonable offer, your case may then go to trial.

What if the property owner claims they didn’t know about the dangerous conditions that led to my slip and fall?

In most cases, this excuse isn’t enough for the property owner to avoid liability. In Rhode Island and Massachusetts, property owners can often be held liable if they should have known about the dangerous conditions that caused the incident.

Can a business be held liable if it leases the premises where I slipped and fell?

Yes. In many cases, the business—and not the property owner—has control over the premises and will therefore be held liable for any resulting injuries. When we investigate your claim, we will also work to identify responsible parties.