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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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.