At Drake Law Firm, our attorneys recognize the serious effect that a slip and fall accident can have on a victim's life. The victim of a slip and fall can suffer painful injuries, face high medical bills for emergency and long-term treatment as well as be unable to work and earn income for an extended period.
However, if the accident resulted from the negligence of a property owner, a slip and fall victim may have legal options available to him or her. The victim might be eligible to pursue a legal claim that can lead to payment of all medical costs and compensation for the individual's lost wages, pain and suffering and even more.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip, trip and fall in Encino or elsewhere in California, you can speak with a lawyer from Drake Law Firm today and learn more about the choices available to you.
You might be worried about your ability to afford an attorney to handle your slip and fall claim. However, at Drake Law Firm, we will charge no legal fees or case costs unless we secure a financial recovery for you. We don't want cost concerns to keep you from obtaining the legal aid you deserve.
We believe a lawyer can play an essential role in your claim, especially when dealing with insurance companies. The truth is that the insurance providers will attempt to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, psychological and financial damage you have endured. A lawyer will be focused on protecting you as well as your interests.
A Encino premises liability lawyer at Drake Law Firm, will:
We are a law firm that is passionate about pursuing outcomes that will really make a difference in the lives of our clients in Encino and throughout California.
What Must You Prove in a Slip and Fall Claim in California?
A slip and fall accident is a type of premises liability case. It can be brought against any kind of property owner or occupier, including a private homeowner, store or other business or a local, state or federal government.
To recuperate damages in an California slip and fall case, you generally have to demonstrate:
As you consider whether you have the option to bring a slip and fall claim, you will need to ask yourself several key questions, including:
What Compensation Can I Acquire for a Slip and Fall Injury?
A slip and fall accident can lead to a wide variety of severe injuries, including bone fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries as well as traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to work with a law firm that will pursue maximum compensation for the harm you have suffered, including:
A property owner's insurance company may attempt to place blame on you for your slip and fall accident. For instance, the insurance provider may assert that you tripped, slipped and fell due to an "open and obvious" risk that you should have detected or did something else that was negligent.
In California, you could be barred from recovering anything if you were more than 50 percent responsible for your injury. Otherwise, your damages would be reduced by an amount that is proportionate to the percentage of fault attributed to you.
Your attorney from Drake Law Firm, will aggressively counter any unfounded claims made by a property owner's insurance company and work diligently to protect your rights.
What is the Statute of Limitations on a Premises Liability Claim in California?
It is vital to get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible if you are injured in a slip and fall accident. A lawyer must take steps immediately to preserve evidence and start the process of bringing a claim against the property owner.
A slip and fall claim, like other personal injury claims in California, needs to be submitted within two years after an accident has taken place. This is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, you could be barred from seeking a claim.
A California slip and fall attorney at Drake Law Firm, will make sure your case is prompt and correctly submitted.
Contact Drake Law Firm so I can answer any questions you may have and let you know what I can do to help. If you’re unable to visit our firm, we can come to your home or hospital room.