Slip & Fall Lawyer in Reseda, CA

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Reseda Slip and Fall Lawyer

At Drake Law Firm, our lawyers understand the serious effect that a slip and fall accident can have on a victim's life. The victim of a slip and fall can sustain painful injuries, face high medical bills for emergency and long-term treatment and 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 individual may be qualified to seek a legal claim that can lead to payment of all medical expenses and compensation for the individual'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 Reseda or elsewhere in California, you can speak 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 in Reseda?

You may be stressed over 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 secure a financial recovery for you. We don't want cost concerns to prevent you from obtaining the legal assistance you need.

We believe a lawyer can play a vital role in your case, particularly when dealing with insurance companies. The truth is that the insurance providers will try to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, emotional and financial harm you have suffered. A lawyer will be focused on protecting you as well as your interests.

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

  • Extensively examine your slip and fall and develop the toughest case possible
  • Consult with professionals that will allow us to understand why your slip and fall took place, who should be held accountable and what medical care and treatment you will need to recover from your injuries.
  • Submit all claims on your behalf in a prompt and appropriate manner.
  • Aggressively pursue 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 guarantees you will get the medical care you need in the future.

We are a law practice that is passionate about pursuing outcomes that will really make a difference in the lives of our clients in Reseda and throughout 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 inhabitant, including a private homeowner, store or other business or a local, state or federal government.

To recoup damages in an California slip and fall claim, you typically need to demonstrate:

  • A condition on the property presented an unreasonable risk of injury to you. Hazards that might cause a person to slip, trip and fall include:
  • Broken or uneven pavement on sidewalks 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 corridors, stairwells, or outside walkways
  • Holes in the ground or objects sticking out of the ground
  • Broken, missing or loose handrails
  • Defective escalators or elevators
  • The property owner knew or, in the exercise of normal care, should have known of both the condition and injury risk. Essentially, the owner or occupier had "actual notice" based on seeing the slip and fall risk or creating the risk or "constructive notice" based on the hazard being there long enough that the owner or inhabitant should have seen it.
  • The property owner might have reasonably expected that you would not have discovered or realized the risk or would fail to protect yourself against the risk. For instance, you would not have known that an office building lobby was slippery since it had just been mopped.
  • The property owner neglected to take reasonable measures to protect you by either repairing the hazard or providing you a proper warning about it.
  • As a result of the property owner's carelessness, you sustained injuries.

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

  • If you tripped or slipped, had the dangerous spot 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 yet that reason no longer exists, could the object have been removed?
  • Was there a more secure place the object could have been located without much greater inconvenience or expense to the property owner?
  • Could a simple barrier have been created or a warning given to keep you from slipping or tripping?
  • Did insufficient or broken 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 variety of severe injuries, including fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries as well as traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is essential to work with a law firm that will pursue maximum reimbursement for the damage you have experienced, including:

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

A property owner's insurance company might try to put blame on you for your slip and fall accident. For instance, the insurance provider may claim that you tripped, slipped and fell because of an "open and obvious" hazard that you should have recognized or did something else that was negligent.

In California, you could be barred from recouping anything if you were more than 50 percent at fault for your injury. Otherwise, your damages would be decreased by a quantity that is proportionate to the percentage of fault credited to you.

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

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

It is vital to speak to an attorney as soon as possible if you are hurt in a slip and fall accident. An attorney has to take steps as soon as possible to preserve proof and start the procedure of bringing a claim 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 taken place. This is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, you could be barred from seeking a claim.

A California slip and fall lawyer at Drake Law Firm, will ensure your claim is timely and correctly filed.

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 in Reseda, 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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