Slip & Fall Attorney in Stockton CA

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Fighting for Victims of Property Accidents

If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip, trip, or fall accident on another’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Under California law, landowners are obligated to ensure reasonably safe conditions on their property. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable for damages suffered by victims. Drake Law Firm is a full-service personal injury practice that fights for victims injured by negligence. Our Stockton attorneys can review your slip and fall accident and discuss how we may be able to help.

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Slip and Fall Accident?

After a preventable accident, working with legal representation can make all the difference in your fight for justice. By enlisting the help of an attorney, you can:

  • Focus on your physical recovery while your attorney handles the legal work of your case.
  • Position yourself for a full financial recovery. On average, personal injury plaintiffs recover 3x more compensation when represented by a lawyer.
  • Avoid having to speak with insurance carriers that may try to trick you into admitting fault or settling a case for less than you deserve.

We have leveraged 100+ years of experience to win over $150 million in compensation for clients. Learn how we may be able to help you in Stockton or San Joaquin County during a FREE consultation.

Who is Responsible for My Slip and Fall Accident?

That will depend on many factors, including:

  • Where your accident occurred.
  • The nature of your accident and the type of hazard involved.
  • Who owned, leased, or controlled the property.

In slip and fall cases, victims bring personal injury lawsuits against defendants they allege to have negligently caused their injuries. These lawsuits are based on premises liability, which is the liability landowners have for injuries suffered by guests, pedestrians, tenants, and others on their property.

Examples of defendants in slip and fall cases:

  • A restaurant, supermarket, bar, or retail store.
  • A business that employed a negligent employee responsible for the hazard.
  • A condo association, rental / property management company, or landlord.
  • A contractor responsible for slip and fall accidents on construction sites.
  • A private homeowner.

Having your case reviewed by a lawyer is the best way to evaluate your options and who you may be able to sue. Drake Law Firm offers FREE case evaluations to help you get started.

What Do I Need to Prove in a Slip and Fall Claim?

Slip and fall claims require victims to prove that the defendant (bet it a landowner or some other party that controlled or occupied a property) was negligent in causing the accident. 

Someone may be negligent in causing a slip and fall if:

  1. A hazardous condition on the property posed a foreseeable risk of injury;
  2. The defendant knew or should have known about the hazardous condition; and
  3. The defendant failed to repair, replace, protect against, or warn about the condition.

What Happens If I Slip and Fall at Work?

Workplace injuries involve special legal issues. That is because workers’ compensation is typically the exclusive legal remedy for people injured on the job. However, there are exceptions. The most common involve accidents caused by a negligent third party.

You may be able to pursue a civil slip and fall lawsuit outside of workers’ compensation if someone who is NOT your employer is to blame. This could be a:

  • Third-party maintenance or cleaning service that created a hazard at your workplace.
  • A business where you went to perform work.
  • A private homeowner who owned a residence where you were working.
  • A product manufacturer responsible for a defective product that leaked liquid or created some other type of hazard.

Filing a civil slip and fall lawsuit against a third party can allow you to seek more money for certain damages that are not fully compensated through workers’ comp, such as past and future lost income. It can also allow you to recover compensation for your pain and suffering and other non-economic damages. Our attorneys can review your case and discuss whether you may have this option.

Drake Law Firm is devoted to fighting for victims injured through no fault of their own. Call to discuss your slip and fall accident with a Stockton lawyer from our team during a FREE consultation.

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