Slip & Fall Accident Attorney in Fresno CA

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Slip and fall injuries can result in significant pain and suffering, costly medical bills, and long recoveries that keep victims out of work. If you or someone you love were injured due to a spill, broken flooring, or some other property hazard, you may be able to hold the property owner liable for your damages.

At Drake Law Firm, our Fresno attorneys represent victims in slip and fall accident lawsuits involving negligent property owners, property managers, and businesses. We have over 100 years of experience in personal injury law and have recovered more than $150 million in compensation for our clients. 

Our lawyers can evaluate your accident and discuss whether you may be able to bring a claim for damages. Contact us to request a FREE case evaluation.

How Do Slip & Fall Accident Lawsuits Work?

If you fall while on another’s property, you may be able to hold the owner of that property, or some other party that controlled the property, liable for your damages based on premises liability.

In California, premises liability is the liability landowners have for accidents on their property that result from negligence. A landowner is negligent when:

  1. A dangerous property condition created a reasonable risk of injury;
  2. The defendant knew or should have known about the dangerous condition; and
  3. The defendants failed to repair, replace, or warn about the dangerous condition.

Who Can I Sue for My Slip and Fall Accident?

That depends. Generally, California law imposes premises liability on parties who own, lease, occupy, or otherwise control a piece of property. Depending on where an accident took place, this could be:

  • A business such as a restaurant, grocery store, or retail shop.
  • A landlord, condo association, or property management company.
  • An amusement park.
  • A private property owner.

Not all falls that occur on someone else’s property mean that a landlord was negligent. To bring a claim against someone you allege to be at fault for your accident, you must be able to prove that:

  1. The defendant was the owner, lessee, occupier, or controller of the property.
  2. The defendant was negligent in maintaining or using the property.
  3. You were injured in a slip, trip, or fall on the property; and
  4. The defendant’s negligence was a substantial cause of the injury.

Slip & Fall Negligence 

Slip and fall accidents can result from all types of unsafe property conditions. Some examples include:

  • Spills that are not cleaned up by property owners / employees.
  • Open holes or tripping hazards that are not repaired.
  • Leaking pipes or plumbing that create slipping hazards.
  • Failures to repair or replace dangerous conditions at an apartment complex.
  • Failures to warn visitors, guests, or tenants about slip and fall hazards.

Damages You May Be Able to Recover in a Slip and Fall Claim

  • ER and hospital bills
  • Rehabilitation, therapy, and chiropractic expenses
  • Costs of future medical treatment you may require
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other economic and non-economic damages

Do I Need a Slip and Fall Lawyer?

You are not required to have legal representation when seeking a financial recovery of your damages but working with a lawyer has many benefits.

  • On average, victims with attorneys recover 3x more compensation than unrepresented victims.
  • An attorney can handle legal work and communications with defendants on your behalf.
  • A lawyer can protect you from corporations and insurers that want to pay as little as possible.
  • An attorney can use their resources to conduct investigations and build a strong case.

Request a FREE Case Evaluation

At Drake Law Firm, our Fresno slip and fall accident attorneys leverage more than a century of combined experience to help clients fight for the compensation they deserve. We also work on contingency fees, which means there is NO FEE unless we win. 

If you have questions about your legal options after a slip and fall, contact us for a FREE case evaluation. We serve clients across Fresno and the Central Valley.

Contact Drake Law Firm for your free initial consultation

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.

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