Bellevue Slip & Fall Lawyer
Most attorneys avoid slip and fall cases. The reasoning is that third party defense lawyers and insurance companies will immediately try to shift the blame to the victim, without even hearing the specific facts of the case. I know how to effectively challenge the argument that the incident was your fault and focus on the liability of the property owner and his or her negligence in maintaining the property.
I'm John Polito, a lawyer in Bellevue, Washington, who handles slip and fall and other premises liability cases. I have nearly 25 years of experience helping adults and children in Seattle, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Tacoma, and other cities in western Washington state obtain compensation for the serious injuries they have suffered in slip and fall accidents.
I can frequently anticipate the type of argument the insurance company and the defense attorney will raise: "Why weren't you looking where you were going?" I know how to refute the argument that the fall was your fault and instead shift focus onto the liability of the property owner and his or his negligence in maintaining the property.
The bottom line is, people simply don't look at their feet when they walk. Their eyes are always up because they are paying attention to the environment around them: to other people, vehicles, the weather, sounds, and products on shelves. In fact, I frequently use experts in ergonomics to explain to jurors why people don't look at their feet while walking.
My job as a lawyer is to hold the property owner accountable for his or her conduct—and not allow them to shift the blame onto an innocent plaintiff. I am highly-skilled at holding businesses and property owners accountable for their own negligence. Over the years, I have successfully handled many slip and fall cases that other lawyers simply wouldn't take.
Free consultation: Contact me, attorney John J. Polito, for a no-cost assessment of your slip and fall accident case and your options. From my office in Bellevue, Washington, I serve clients in Seattle, King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County. Please call my office at (425) 646-7111, or my cell phone at (206) 371-9870.