California Slip and Fall Attorney-
A trip or slip and fall accident is one of the most common personal injury cases we handle. It may be surprising to find that these cases also entail some of the most brutal injuries. More than one million people go to the emergency room each year for a slip and fall accident. Injuries that victims sustain are wide ranging, but it may shock you to discover that falls are the most common cause of brain injury. As such, personal injury attorneys and insurance companies have had plenty of time and experience to sharpen the competing legal tactics used in these types of cases. If you’ve been injured in a trip or slip and fall accident, you’ll need a Big League lawyer that knows how to use legal strategies and aggressively pursue your interests against those of the insurance companies seeking to minimize your claim. At Big League Law, you are our number one, and our goal is to obtain the biggest recovery for your slip and fall case.
Common Slip and Fall Liability
Premises liability is largely at play in a trip or slip and fall case and damages are typically recovered from the property owner. In these cases a victim must prove:
The property owner failed to maintain the property
The property owner created an unsafe condition which caused the injury; or
The property owner knew about the unsafe condition or hazard and failed to warn visitors of tenants.
With a comprehensive knowledge of California premises liability laws, our Big League Law slip and fall attorney can pursue any slip and fall case including:
Slip and falls in Supermarkets
Slip and falls on escalators or elevators
Slip and falls caused by snow, rain, or sleet
Slip and falls due to lack of proper lighting
Slip and falls due to slick surfaces caused by spills
Slip and falls due to lack of hand rails
Slip and falls due to gaps or holes in the ground
Slip and falls due to stairs that violate building code
Slip and falls caused by debris or foreign objects in walkways
Slip and falls caused by uneven flooring surface or pavement
If you’ve suffered an injury due to a slip and fall accident caused by a dangerous condition on someone’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. Medical bills, lost earnings, lost future earnings capacity, emotional distress, and physical disability are all common damages resulting from these accidents that are compensable with proper legal representation.
What to Do When a Trip or Slip and Fall Accident Occurs?
The integrity of your slip and fall case will rest on evidence of the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. Our slip and fall accident attorney will assist in gathering the necessary evidence to aggressively pursue your case. Here is a list of the steps you can take to strengthen or preserve the integrity of your claim:
Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries
Record the contact information of any witnesses or persons made aware of the accident at the time of the incident.
Note down and take pictures if possible all details that led to the accident including lighting conditions, condition of the ground, weather conditions, etc.
Report the incident immediately to the property owner or manager as soon as possible following the accident.
Keep your shoes and apparel you were wearing at the time of the accident in a safe place in case the property owner argues those items contributed to your fall
Make sure to take time stamped photos of the accident scene at the time of the fall and after the property owner was made aware of the accident (after the condition was corrected or repaired).
Obtain a copy of the incident report made to either police or property owner/manager.
Contact our Big League Law slip and fall accident attorney to discuss your accident and do not communicate with an insurance agent until you have done so.
Hire a Big League Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Today!
When life hits you with an unpleasant surprise, hire a heavy hitter to help you hit back! At Big League Law, your case is handled on a contingency fee basis by a slip and fall attorney that will aggressively represent your interests and obtain the biggest possible recovery for your injuries. This means no upfront costs for you and we don’t collect a fee unless we win. Slip and fall cases often require complex settlement negotiations and sometimes intense litigation in order to help you recover the big reward our clients have come to expect from Big League Law. Call (949) 414-6630 NOW or fill out our FREE Consultation Form and we’ll contact you when you’re ready.