Our Slip and Fall Attorney Services
If you are on someone else’s property, you expect that the owner has maintained his property well enough to keep you safe from harm. Unfortunately, some owners are negligent, and may fail to maintain safe conditions on their properties. Slip and fall accidents are dangerous and can lead to serious injuries including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, fractured bones, and ankle sprains.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, seek legal representation right away from a personal injury attorney at the Goodrow Law Office. Contact us by phone at 415-655-9478 or by email at email@example.com to schedule a free case evaluation.
Premises liability laws state that a property owner must maintain safe conditions on the property. If the property is not safe, the property owner may be held liable for any injuries that occur on the property, including those that result from slip and fall disasters.
Slip and fall disasters occur when someone slips on something, such as a spilled liquid, broken or defective staircase, uneven rug, or extension cord and falls to the ground. They can occur in many different locations, including private homes, homes that are for sale or for rent, retail stores, movie theaters, sports arenas, grocery stores, and other commercial buildings. If the property owner knew about or should have known about the hazard that led to your fall, but failed to take action to remedy the situation, he can be held liable for your injuries.
It’s important to note that not every injury that occurs on someone else’s property is automatically the property owner’s fault. You must be able to prove that the property owner caused the hazardous condition, knew about it, or should have known about it if he was a responsible owner. This can be challenging, which is why it’s important to work with an experienced attorney.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall disaster, seek medical treatment right away. Then, contact one of the best slip and fall lawyers in the area to discuss your case. As soon as you hire an attorney, the lawyer will begin to investigate the accident to gather evidence that shows the property owner was liable for your injuries. The attorney will also handle the negotiations with the insurance company so you can focus on recovering from your injuries while your attorney fights for the compensation you deserve.
Every property owner should pay close attention to the condition of their property to prevent dangerous slip and fall disasters. For example, if there is rainy weather in the forecast, property owners should know that water may accumulate on their walkways. It’s very common for visitors to slip and fall as they try to walk across watery surfaces that have not been cleared from a walkway, so it’s up to the property owner to get rid of it and prevent these disasters from occurring. If property owners were to always take this kind of proactive approach to maintaining their properties, many slip and fall accidents would not occur.
Victims who have sustained injuries in a slip and fall disasters may be entitled to compensation. Victims who have incurred medical expenses or suffered lost wages as a result of their injuries may be awarded economic damages. It’s important to keep documentation related to any expenses you incur so you have proof of the prices that you paid. These damages should also cover any future expenses or lost wages that you are expecting.
If you are able to prove that the injuries caused you pain and suffering, you may also be awarded non-economic damages. Finally, if the property owner acted with a great deal of negligence, the court may also award punitive damages. These damages are used to punish the defendant for his negligent actions and to warn others against behaving in a similar manner.
California is a comparative negligence state, which means that the amount of compensation you receive may be affected by whether you played a role in the accident. If it is determined that you were partially responsible for your injuries, your compensation will be reduced accordingly. For example, let’s say you were originally awarded $10,000, but it is determined that you were 20% responsible for the accident. In this case, the amount of compensation you receive would be reduced by 20%, so you would only receive $8,000 out of the $10,000 award.
Have you been injured in a slip and fall disaster? If a negligent property owner is to blame for your injuries, get in touch with a slip and fall attorney as soon as possible after the disaster. Even if the disaster occurred yesterday, you should get in touch with an attorney today to discuss the events. Our team has experience in many different personal injury practice areas, including truck crashes, motorcycle wrecks, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and car crashes.
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