Slip and Fall Lawyer in Northridge CA

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Northridge Slip and Fall Lawyer

At Drake Law Firm, our attorneys understand the significant effect that a slip and fall accident can have on an individual's life. The victim of a slip and fall can suffer painful injuries, face high medical costs for emergency and long-term treatment as well as be unable to work and earn income for an extended period of time.

However, if the accident resulted from the negligence of a property owner, a slip and fall victim might have legal options available to him or her. The victim might be eligible to pursue 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 even more.

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

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

You may be stressed over your ability to pay for an attorney to manage your slip and fall case. However, at Drake Law Firm, we will charge no legal fees or case expenses unless we secure a financial recovery for you. We do not want cost concerns to keep you from obtaining the legal aid you need.

Our team believes an attorney can play a crucial role in your claim, especially when dealing with insurance companies. The truth is that the insurance providers will try to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, psychological and financial harm you have suffered. An attorney will be focused on protecting you as well as your interests.

A Northridge premises liability lawyer at Drake Law Firm, will:

  • Thoroughly investigate your slip and fall and develop the toughest case possible
  • Speak with experts who will help us to understand why your slip and fall took place, who should be held responsible and what medical care and treatment you will need to recover from your injuries.
  • File all claims on your behalf in a timely and proper manner.
  • Aggressively seek a settlement that fully compensates you for your losses or take your case to court (if necessary).
  • Structure any kind of award you obtain to make sure that it maximizes your compensation and ensures you will get the medical care you need in the future.

We are a law firm that is passionate about pursuing outcomes that will truly make a difference in the lives of our clients in Northridge and across 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 claim, you generally must show:

  • A condition on the property presented an unreasonable threat of harm to you. Hazards that could cause someone to slip, trip and fall consist of:
  • Broken or uneven pavement on sidewalks or in parking lots
  • Snowy, icy or wet floors and walkways
  • Ripped, torn or loose rugs and carpets
  • Liquids spilled on floors
  • Broken or uneven stairways
  • 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 risk. In other words, the owner or inhabitant had "actual notice" based on seeing the slip and fall risk or creating the hazard or "constructive notice" based on the hazard 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 recognized the risk or would fail to protect yourself against the risk. For example, you would not have known that an office building lobby was slippery because it had recently been mopped.
  • The property owner failed to take reasonable measures to protect you by either repairing the hazard or giving you an adequate warning about it.
  • As a result of the property owner's negligence, you suffered injuries.

As you consider whether you have the power to bring a slip and fall case, you will need to ask yourself several vital questions, including:

  • If you tripped or slipped, had the hazardous spot existed long enough so that the owner should have known about it?
  • If there once was a good reason for the object to be there however 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 expense to the property owner?
  • Could a simple barrier have been developed or a warning offered to stop you from slipping or tripping?
  • Did inadequate or broken lighting contribute to the accident?

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

A slip and fall accident can cause a variety of serious injuries, including bone fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to consult with an attorney that will pursue maximum reimbursement for the harm you have experienced, including:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

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

In California, you could be barred from recuperating anything if you were more than 50 percent responsible for your injury. Otherwise, your damages would be reduced by a quantity that is in proportion to the percentage of fault credited to you.

Your legal representative from Drake Law Firm, will aggressively oppose any kind of unfounded claims made by a property owner's insurance company and work diligently to defend your legal rights.

What is the Statute of Limitations on a Slip and Fall Claim in California?

It is essential to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible if you are hurt in a slip and fall accident. An attorney must take steps right away to preserve evidence and begin the procedure of bringing a case against the property owner.

A slip and fall case, like other personal injury claims in California, needs to be filed 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 denied from seeking a claim.

A California slip and fall lawyer at Drake Law Firm, will make sure your case is prompt and properly 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 Slip and Fall Accidents in Northridge, 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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