Have You Suffered a Fall on Someone Else’s Property? Learn How a Slip and Fall Attorney Can Help
Falls are one of the most common causes of injury in the United States. While in some cases the consequences can be minor, for others they can be fatal. If you or a loved one has suffered a fall on someone else’s property and want to know what your legal options are, contact DLC Law at (626) 285-8815 for a consultation.
There are many potential causes of a flip and fall accident
These sorts of incidents are caused by a variety of dangerous conditions:
- Tripping over ripped or damp carpeting
- Falling in dimly lit areas
- Falling and tripping down small stairwells
- Tripping on slanted sidewalks or other outdoor dangers
Fall-related incidents result in nearly nine million emergency department visits each year, according to the National Safety Council.
Because these incidents frequently occur on someone else’s property, the property owner may be held liable for slip and fall injuries. It may be difficult to determine who is to blame for your injuries if you were injured on someone else’s property.
How to prove a slip and fall case
When attempting to establish liability for a slip and fall, several things must be established
- A hazardous situation caused the accident
- The property owner was well aware of the hazardous situation (or should have been), had ample time to take care of the situation and did not do so
- The victim suffered damages as a result of the accident
You may be eligible to collect expenditures such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering if your slip and fall accident fulfills those three criteria. You will need the help of an experienced California slip and fall attorney to pursue a successful slip and fall case.
Slip and fall accidents cause a wide range of injuries
Minor to serious injuries might result from slipping and falling. Some of the most common include:
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries such as sprains and ligaments
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Cuts and bruises
These are only some of the most common types of injuries a person might experience due to a slip and fall accident.
Damages you can recover after a slip and fall accident
You may be eligible to collect damages if you were hurt in a slip and fall accident. You may be able to collect three distinct sorts of damages in a personal injury case.
- Economic damages. Economic damages compensate you for the financial losses incurred as a result of your injury, such as medical costs and lost earnings are paid by the defendant (or their insurance carrier).
- Non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are intended to compensate you for the emotional pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your slip and fall injuries.
- Punitive damages. Occasionally, a defendant commits a particularly heinous act of carelessness or deception. A court may award punitive damages in such a situation but in most slip and fall cases, judges are unlikely to impose punitive damages.
How to file a personal injury lawsuit
The first and most important thing to do is to seek medical attention. Once you are sure you are safe, you should contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. We can help you save valuable evidence that will be needed to prove your case.
We will work directly with the insurance company on your behalf so that you can concentrate on healing. Call DLC Law now at (626) 285-8815 to request a legal consultation.