A slip and fall might seem like no big deal, but millions of people get seriously injured while slipping, tripping or falling every year. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), falls account for eight million emergency room visits every year, and slips and trips account for one million emergency room visits. And slips, trips and falls make up 15 percent of all work injuries, making it the leading reason people miss work because of an injury.
If you were injured because you slipped, tripped or fell in at work or in a store, mall, grocery store, gas station, entertainment venue, apartment building, nursing home or any other property, you could be eligible for financial compensation.
We can connect you with an experienced and reputable Orange County slip and fall lawyer to evaluate your situation and determine if you have a case – for free, and with no obligation.
California Slip and Fall Laws
Under California law, property owners must ensure that their property is reasonably safe and warn people of any potential dangers. If a property owner fails to do so and someone gets hurt, the property owner could be held liable for financial damages. The term for this type of case is premises liability.
Premises liability cases are complex, involving investigations, working with experts, interviewing witnesses, negotiating with insurance companies, and, in some cases, trials. For these reasons, it’s critical to have an Orange County slip and fall lawyer to represent you. Having a lawyer on your side can significantly increase your chances of receiving full and fair compensation for your injuries.
Common Causes of Slips, Trips and Falls
Certain conditions can make slips, trips and falls more likely. If you work on a construction site, in a factory or a manufacturing plant, slips, trips and falls are fairly common.
Elderly people with limited mobility may be especially vulnerable to falling down stairs. Weather conditions, such as snow, sleet and rain, can make walking anywhere outside (and inside) more dangerous than usual.
Other common causes of slips, trips and falls include:
- Torn carpeting
- Spilled liquids
- Slippery flooring
- Unstable ladders
- Hazardous stairs
- Uneven walkways
- Cracked flooring or sidewalks
Do You Have a Slip and Fall Case?
Slip and fall injuries can cause serious injuries to your back, shoulders, ankles, knees, elbows and hips, which could require ongoing medical treatment and extensive time off work. Bills can pile up fast and cause you additional financial stress.
But you don’t have to suffer in silence. Talk to an Orange County slip and fall lawyer right away. They will listen to what happened to you and determine if:
- The property owner was negligent in keeping his/her property reasonably safe
- The property owner failed to properly maintain or repair his/her property
- The property owner failed to properly warn others of any dangers
After determining the viability of your case, your slip and fall lawyer will take care of everything so that you don’t have to. This includes:
- Determining the monetary value of your case
- Filing a claim with your insurance company
- Conducting an investigation of the accident
- Hiring experts to provide additional testimony
- Communicating and negotiating with insurance adjusters
- Representing you in court, if necessary
No Out-of-Pocket Fees
It’s our goal to ensure that injured victims get the legal representation they need to get the compensation they deserve – without breaking the bank. That’s why when you hire one of our Orange County slip and fall lawyer members, you pay no out-of-pocket fees. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis, so that you either you get paid, or you don’t pay at all!
Having a lawyer on your side is a huge relief when you’re injured, unable to work and worried about paying the bills. Plus, hiring a lawyer demonstrates how serious you are about protecting your rights and getting full and fair compensation, which could include:
- Compensation for medical expenses
- Compensation for property damage
- Compensation for income loss
- Compensation for emotional trauma
- Temporary and/or permanent disability benefits
24/7 Slip and Fall Hotline
Our representatives are here to help you 24/7 365 days a year. Remember, your first consultation is free and there are no-out-of-pocket fees. It’s a win/win.
Get the compensation you deserve. Talk to a lawyer today.