Slip and Fall Accidents
California Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Our Slip and fall attorneys understand that falls are the leading cause of injust producing accidents.
They fall under the category of premises liability. If you or a loved one has sustained a slip and fall injury you may be eligible for compensation.
WHAT HAZARDS CAUSE THE MOST SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS?
- Greasy floors
- hidden hazards
- Poor lighting
- Torn carpeting
- Lose wiring
- Cluttered floors
- Rain fall on a property without shade
- Rough sidewalks
- Poorly maintained property
When properties owners fail to keep up their buildings, parking lots and walkways they create risk of injury. If you are one of the millions of Americans who has suffered an injury from a fall, Torrey Pacific Law will fight to get you maximum compensation. There are no up front costs and we only get paid if we win the case!
MAIN INJURIES SUSTAINED FROM SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Cuts and abrasions
- Spinal cord injuries
Some of these injuries take longer than expected to manifest, so please report to the nearest hospital for a complete evaluation of your body to identify internally sustained injuries and initiate medications. Legal proceedings come after health proceedings but please bring along a Doctor’s statement.
Property owners ( any type of property) have the responsibility to ensure visitors and guests are safe and have a peaceful experience. It is their duty as a property owner to prevent primary accidents such as slip and fall from befalling guests who may have put themselves at their mercies. When a property owner does not take adequate care of his property and it causes a visitor to slip, fall and suffer an injury, the property owner may be held liable for the injury suffered.
When you or your beloved become unfortunate enough to fall victim to such carelessness, please report the incident to our team of attorneys who specialize in slip and fall cases. We will carry out a thorough investigation on such occasion and sue the property owner in court if we find him/her responsible for your accident.
Our team has won numerous court cases of personal injury victims, and we would like you to also share your testimony in working with us. We will bring your accident case to a logical conclusion and appeal to the presiding Judge to award you enough compensation for the accident you suffered and the medical bills you paid in while getting yourself back to health.
An important point to note is the absence of a consultation fee for our services. When you consult us, we will analyse your case to see if it is feasible. Results from our analysis will decide if the property owner owes you some compensations and if in fact we believe they do, we will utilize all legal means to win you, what rightly belongs to you.
WHY YOU NEED OUR SERVICES
Most of the properties you see around are actually insured. In these instances, accidents which occur on the floors of these properties will be legally handled by Lawyers working with the Insurance Company.
We are specialized Attorney’s in slip and fall cases, so we are in prime position to manage this case much better than you can on your own. The process of recovering legal compensation following accidents of this kind requires closely working with the property owner and his insurance company. You could get cheated out of the equation by these experts if you go at them on your own, and that is why you need the support of specialized and experienced Attorneys to ensure you get the most for your case. Our team has all the experience necessary to deal with insurance companies, and we will see it through to the end.
When you consult us, we will fight in every possible way to earn you your deserved compensation that will cover every medical bill used in treating injuries sustained from the fall. Also, we will put into consideration, every wage you have missed due to your inability to work following the injuries you sustained, as well as any gadget of yours that may have cracked or smashed as a result of the collision.
Lawyers on our team will analyse your own statement and find out how the property owner’s carelessness caused you to slip and fall. Copies of evidence which corroborate your claim will be extracted and attached into one file; they include;
- Evidence that some hazards on a property had been left unattended to, until you fell and sustained injuries on coming into contact with such hazards.
- Evidence of a witness’ report which will further strengthen your allegations.
Injuries sustained from slip and fall accidents can be severe and even permanent in some cases. Bones could get broken, sharp objects carelessly lying about could cause further harm upon landing on it. An irreplaceable item from a beloved one could get smashed, all in one accident. By winning for you a legal compensation, our empathetic and experienced Lawyers will help you to heal quicker and forget about your bitter experience.
COMPENSATION FEES FOR A SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
We cannot say home much compensation you are owed without knowing the severity of the fall. This is because it is dependent on the value of what is lost in that fall. Victims of this accident sometimes sustain deep injuries that can take a long time to heal. The bills are more difficult to pay-off when the victim is too injured to work and must pay out of pocket for the treatment of their injuries. Victims will need money to pay for treatments to give them the best chance at healing faster from his/her wounds. There are several instances that can paint pictures of the losses which victims of this accident incur.
That is why it is advisable for you to write down all your losses while contacting us. This will help you to re-gain your losses you incurred. Whatever kind of loss it is, even if you had a job interview the following day, which the accident and injuries sustained prevented you from attending. Our Lawyers will assist you in deciding what kind of compensation that you deserve, perhaps if it is an economic or non-economic damage.
Your economic damages will assist us in getting you awarded compensations to cover every financial loss you had incurred after the slip and fall accident. The economic damages are listed as;
- Lost wages.
- Past, current and future medical bills.
- Cost for a caregiver
- Cost of repairing any broken property after the slip and fall.
If you are unable to come up with a dollar amount, do not worry. Though Lawyers, we are also skilled Estimators and can assist you in calculating the net worth of whatever loss you have suffered in the event of your slip and fall in another’s property.
PROVING A PROPERTY OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
Property owners are mandated to play their own part in ensuring the safety of their invitees, by always inspecting their property and maintaining maximum safety levels on them, and correcting any new development that may prove hazardous to guests.
Regardless, before we can win your case, you must be able to prove that the accident was a result of the property owner’s carelessness. In fact, we will determine the following from assessing your statement;
- If the accused, rightly lays claim to the property on whose floor, the slip and fall occurred.
- If the victim was not illegally on the property.
- If the slip and fall was truly a result of the property owner’s own carelessness.
This third point demands evidence that an obviously hazardous area was left unattended to by the property owner, only for it to cause you to slip and fall.
To further decide the possibility of your claims, we would do the following;
- Find out if the anomaly has existed for a time long enough to draw the attention of a responsible property owner.
- Find out if there are procedures put in order to inspect the property on a regular basis, and clear any visible hazardous area.
- If there was a cause for the hazardous area to be in such condition.
- If answer to 3. Is yes, were there any moves made by the owner of his employee, to correct such hazard?
- If you received a warning from the property owner, staff or employee of any available hazard on the property.
Proving an owner liable in a slip and fall accident can be tough, this is because of the simple nature of that accident. That is just basically the reason why you need services of our experts.
WHAT IF I HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY IN MY SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
If it happens that in your own carelessness, you never prevented yourself from slipping and falling. You can take some blame in a different way too. In any case, the property owner has some responsibility in your slip and fall, you would be entitled to some compensation.
Depending on the laws of the state where the accident occurred, some insurance companies will try to place more blame than the victim rightly deserves, in their selfish bid to reduce the cost of compensation to a meager amount. If you didn’t expect that, good thing is you now do, and the best thing you can do is us to contract. We can legally brawl with them.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO FILE FOR A SLIP AND FALL CLAIM?
We can’t tell you, really. This is because laws are very relative and their jurisdictions are state-limited. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. And Vegas laws don’t work on California soil. But if you must file, it’s best to act promptly. After all, legal cases like this don’t have long time-limits in any part of the United States where you might be. Remember, the court ticked from the day you slipped and fell.
KINDS OF VARIOUS SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
This will help you in writing your statement
- TRIP AND FALL: You tripped over an obstacle on your path and it caused your fall.
- STEP AND FALL: You fell over a hole or any other hazard on your path.
- SLIP AND FALL: A greasy floor made you slip and you fell.
It is our duty to identify the cause of your slip and fall, and if the property owner had ample time to re-fix the hazard but failed to. These are vital information we need in order to sue the owner to court and have you awarded some legal compensations.