Slip and Fall Lawyer in Glendale CA

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Glendale Slip and Fall Lawyer

At Drake Law Firm, our lawyers recognize the significant effect that a slip and fall accident can have on an individual's life. The victim of a slip and fall can sustain painful injuries, face high medical costs for emergency and long-term treatment and 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 may be eligible to seek a legal claim that can result in reimbursement of all medical costs as well as compensation for the victim's lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip, trip and fall in Glendale or elsewhere in California, you can talk with a legal representative from Drake Law Firm today and learn more about the choices available to you.

Should You Hire a Lawyer After a Slip and Fall Accident?

You might be worried about your ability to pay for an attorney to manage your slip and fall claim. However, at Drake Law Firm, we will charge no legal fees or case expenses unless we obtain a financial recuperation for you. We do not want cost concerns to keep you from getting the legal help you need.

We believe a lawyer can play a vital role in your claim, particularly when dealing with insurance companies. The reality is that the insurance providers will try to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, emotional and financial damage you have endured. An attorney will be focused on protecting you and your interests.

A Glendale premises liability attorney at Drake Law Firm, will:

  • Thoroughly examine your slip and fall and develop the strongest case possible
  • Speak with professionals who will help us to understand why your slip and fall took place, who should be held accountable as well as what medical care and treatment you will need to recover from your injuries.
  • Submit all claims on your behalf in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Aggressively seek a settlement that fully compensates you for your losses or take your case to court (if necessary).
  • Structure any award you receive to make sure that it maximizes your reimbursement and guarantees you will receive the medical care you need in the future.

We are a law firm that is passionate about pursuing results that will truly make a difference in the lives of our clients in Glendale and throughout California.

What Must You Prove in a Slip and Fall Case?

A slip and fall accident is a type of premises liability case. It can be brought against any type of property owner or occupier, including a private homeowner, store or other business or a local, state or federal government.

To recover damages in an California slip and fall claim, you generally must show:

  • A condition on the property presented an unreasonable threat of injury to you. Hazards that might cause someone to slip, trip and fall include:
  • Broken or uneven pavement on walkways or in parking lots
  • Snowy, icy or wet floors and walkways
  • Ripped, torn or loose rugs and carpeting
  • Liquids spilled on floors
  • Broken or uneven stairs
  • Poor lighting in hallways, stairwells, or outside walkways
  • Holes in the ground or objects sticking out of the ground
  • Broken, missing or loose handrails
  • Malfunctioning escalators or elevators
  • The property owner knew or, in the exercise of normal care, should have known of both the condition and injury possibility. Essentially, the owner or inhabitant had "actual notice" based on seeing the slip and fall hazard or creating the risk or "constructive notice" based on the risk being there long enough that the owner or occupier should have seen it.
  • The property owner might have reasonably expected that you would not have discovered or understood the risk or would fail to protect yourself against the danger. For instance, you would not have known that an office building lobby was slippery because it had just been mopped.
  • The property owner neglected to take sensible steps to protect you by either repairing the hazard or providing you a proper warning regarding it.
  • As a result of the property owner's carelessness, you suffered injuries.

As you consider whether you have the ability to bring a slip and fall claim, you will need to ask yourself several essential questions, including:

  • If you tripped or slipped, had the hazardous area been there long enough so that the owner should have known about it?
  • If there once was a good reason for the object to be there but that reason no longer exists, could the object have been removed?
  • Was there a more secure area the object could have been located without much greater inconvenience or cost to the property owner?
  • Could a simple barrier have been developed or a caution offered to prevent you from slipping or tripping?
  • Did inadequate or damaged lighting contribute to the accident?

What Compensation Can I Acquire for a Slip and Fall Injury?

A slip and fall accident can lead to a wide range of serious injuries, including fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to consult with a lawyer that will seek maximum compensation for the damage you have suffered, including:

  • Past and also future medical costs
  • Lost wages and decreased earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

A property owner's insurance company may try to place blame on you for your slip and fall accident. For example, the insurance provider may assert that you tripped, slipped and fell due to an "open and obvious" risk that you should have recognized or did something else that was negligent.

In California, you could be denied from recovering anything if you were more than 50 percent at fault for your injury. Otherwise, your damages would be reduced by a quantity that is proportional to the percentage of fault attributed to you.

Your lawyer from Drake Law Firm, will aggressively counter any type of 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 Slip and Fall Case?

It is essential to contact a lawyer as soon as possible if you are injured in a slip and fall accident. An attorney has to take steps right away to preserve proof and begin the process of bringing a case against the property owner.

A slip and fall claim, like other personal injury lawsuits in California, must be submitted within two years after an accident has occurred. This is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, you could be denied from pursuing a claim.

A California slip and fall attorney at Drake Law Firm, will make sure your claim is prompt and correctly submitted.

At Drake Law Firm, we've assisted numerous personal injury clients to get the compensation they require to recover. We won't let you accept unfair treatment from other law firms and we will defend you from beginning to end. If you need help with a Slip and Fall Lawyer in Glendale, California, give us a call at (844) 513-7253 for a FREE consultation or visit our website at to get started on your case today! 

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