Need Help With Your Slip and Fall Claim or Lawsuit?
Call Heinrich Law, PC When You Need a Slip or Trip and Fall Attorney in California
Many people do not realize how severe a slip or trip and fall event can be. These incidents can lead to broken ankles, wrists, arms, and legs. A fall can cause a hip fracture, skull fracture or traumatic brain injury. Severe spinal injuries can result from a slip or trip and fall event. Such injuries can require lengthy rehabilitative care and invasive surgery, i.e. a hip replacement or a craniotomy. In some cases, lifelong medical treatment, the loss of a career and chronic pain could result. Dealing with these horrible injuries and associated expenses is what makes pursuing a premises liability claim or lawsuit so important for slip and fall victims.
At Heinrich Law, PC, we understand how these injuries can affect the victim of a slip or trip and fall accident. We have represented many clients injured after falling as a result of a dangerous condition. That experience, as well as our knowledge of California premises liability law, gives us an edge when helping clients recover compensation for their harms and losses. However, simply falling on someone else’s property does not automatically entitle a victim to compensation. Simply falling in the hallway at work, or tripping down the stairs at your apartment complex, for example, does not automatically entitle a victim to compensation.
We can help you determine whether you are able to file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the property owner or business responsible for your injuries. Our attorneys will investigate the evidence and determine which legal actions you may be able to take. Heinrich Law, PC employs the best experts in California to assist with these types of claims. Contacting a slip and fall attorney in California could be the first step in securing compensation that can help you or your loved one recover.
When Is Filing a Slip or Trip and Fall Claim or Lawsuit Appropriate?
According to California state law, property managers and owners must take care to provide safe conditions for consumers, residents and visitors to their property. This duty includes properly maintaining the premises and warning visitors of any hidden dangers or hazards that are in the process of being fixed.
If a slip or trip and fall victim wishes to recover compensation, they must prove that the property owner or manager failed to fulfill these duties. Or, the victim must prove, for example, that a contractor caused a dangerous condition that led to a slip or trip and fall. In addition, the victim might also have to prove that the owner or manager’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing their injury.
There are certain caveats to California premises liability law. For instance, there is a statute of limitations for filing a claim against the property owner or business. The statute of limitations could differ depending on whether the property owner was a public entity. You should never wait to speak with a personal injury attorney to determine if it is possible to file a claim. Once you go beyond the statute of limitations, you may be unable to recover compensation for your injury or loss.
Whether the person injured on the property was a child could also be an important factor in a California premises liability case.
Evidence is an important factor for determining liability. For this reason, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer who takes a unique approach to obtaining and utilizing evidence to help claims succeed.
What Are Damages in a Slip and Fall Accident Claim?
Victims of a slip or trip and fall accidents may suffer from serious, life-altering injuries that permanently affect their ability to work or enjoy life. In cases that involve brain injuries or spinal cord injuries, there are likely to be extensive medical costs involved. There are immediate medical costs, rehabilitation expenses and costs associated with home modifications, surgery, medical equipment and home care services to consider. Catastrophic injuries can result in millions of dollars in lifetime expenses.
Lost income and loss of future earnings are also possible in a slip and fall accident case. Some accident survivors may be unable to return to their prior jobs, and in some cases, may not be able to work ever again due to the extent of their injuries.
Pain and suffering, or non-economic damages, may be recoverable after a slip or trip and fall accident. Life-altering injuries or losing a loved one can inflict severe emotional costs on plaintiffs. Accident survivors or their family members may experience a loss of enjoyment in life.
Slip and fall accidents may also be fatal. Although children and the elderly are most likely to die in a slip or trip and fall accident, fatalities are possible with any age group. Compensation from a lawsuit can help pay for funeral expenses, lost income and the enormous costs associated with the pain and suffering and loss of a loved one.
Why You Need a Premises Liability Attorney From Heinrich Law, PC
Since the burden of proof rests on the injured victim in slip or trip and fall claims, it can be difficult to gather evidence or prove the case if you are not an experienced personal injury attorney. Recovering from your injuries, getting back to work, caring for your family and paying your bills can make building a case virtually impossible for the injured.
However, choosing the right slip or trip and fall lawyer can make this process much easier. The trust and praises of our clients in their testimonials proves how far the attorneys at Heinrich Law, PC are willing to go for injury victims. So, if you need a slip or trip and fall attorney in California, call (510) 570-1608 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation.