Slip and Fall
It simply isn’t possible to prepare for everything that might happen to you. Often, the things that have the greatest impact on your life are those that happen suddenly and unexpectedly.
What starts out as a routine trip to the office, grocery store, restaurant, bar, or friend’s house can turn out to be a tragic event due to the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of others.
Whether it is a wet floor, torn carpet, broken handrail, or a spill that has gone unnoticed on the floor of a grocery store, circumstances like these can leave an otherwise healthy person critically injured, dead, or incapacitated for the rest of their lives.
These circumstances can also leave you with mounting medical bills and legal concerns to be considered at a time when your physical well-being should be most important.
But, there is no reason for you to go it alone.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a slip and fall accident in California, hiring an experienced California slip and fall attorney from EAccidents is the best thing you can do for yourself and your family
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If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip and fall accident in California, call us to speak with one of our knowledgeable and experienced slip and fall attorneys. We will help you wade through the legal issues involved in recovering compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
We specialize in helping injury victims recover the compensation they deserve. This involves conducting an extensive investigation of your accident to prove the cause of your injuries and to determine who is responsible.
While most personal injury cases are resolved without having to go to trial, our personal injury attorneys are always prepared to take a case all the way to trial to receive the full amount of compensation that our clients deserve and are entitled to receive.
What is a Slip and Fall Accident?
So, you are doing your grocery shopping one day when suddenly you find yourself on your back with your feet up in the air.
When you get yourself together, you realize that the floor is wet and that you slipped and fell on what seems to be a puddle of liquid on the floor.
This is a typical personal injury case, referred to as a slip and fall accident. To recover damages after being hurt in a slip and fall accident, what you need to show, among other things, is that your injuries and losses were actually caused by a dangerous condition on the property, which presented an unreasonable risk of harm to those who visited the property, and which a reasonable person would not have anticipated.
You must also show that the landlord, property owner, business owner, or tenant was aware (or should have been aware) of the dangerous condition that existed on the property and which caused you to be injured. This is called the requirement of notice and is often where things can get complicated in slip and fall cases.
Proving Notice in a California Slip and Fall Case
There are a few different ways to prove notice in a California slip and fall case:
- The responsible party created the dangerous condition him or herself
- The responsible party was aware of the dangerous condition, but was negligent in that he or she failed to do anything about it
- The dangerous condition was there long enough that a reasonable landlord, property owner, business owner, or tenant should have discovered and done something about it before your accident occurred.
Basically, you need to show that the responsible party should have done something about the situation and that they had sufficient notice and time to do something about it but failed to do so. Bear in mind, however, courts are reluctant to impose a duty on property owners to watch every corner of a property or premises, every minute of the day, and clean or fix every spill or defect immediately.
So, if you are walking through a store and someone in front of you spills a drink and you slip on it right away, you probably won’t be able to hold the property owner responsible for any resulting injuries and losses you suffer. On the other hand, if the spilled drink was on the floor for hours on end, and the evidence shows that the store manager or employees knew (or should have known) about the spill, but did nothing to clean it up, you may be able to successfully argue that the store owner is at fault and liable for your damages.
Compensation for a California Slip and Fall Accident
After being hurt in a slip and fall accident and seeking urgent care, you may realize that you will have to spend quite a bit on medical expenses, along with having to take time off from work to recover from your injuries.
California personal injury law entitles those who have been injured due to the negligence of others to seek compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party to recoup the losses they have suffered.
If you are successful in your personal injury lawsuit, the liable party will be responsible to compensate you for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses suffered as a result of the slip and fall accident.
However, dealing with the complexities involved in a slip and fall case, while also trying to recover from your injuries, can be extremely overwhelming. Therefore, you will need the assistance of an experienced attorney who specializes in slip and fall cases to help you navigate the process and give you the best chance of recovering the compensation you need.
Our expert slip and fall attorneys achieve outstanding results in tough to prove slip and fall cases. We handle all types of slip and fall cases that occur in places such as malls, grocery stores, restaurants, and bars, as well as, those that occur in government buildings, retail stores, private residences, and more.
Contact an Experienced California Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property and you have suffered injuries as a result, Don’t stand alone. Contact us for a free case evaluation and to find out how we can help you. Our experienced California slip and fall lawyers can help you seek the fair compensation you deserve and our team will ensure that all of your medical needs are taken care of.