Homeowners, business owners, and property owners, in general, are legally obligated to remove hazardous obstacles from their premises and warn guests about any unsafe conditions that could cause them to slip and fall down.
Unfortunately, property owners sometimes neglect to keep their grounds, staircases, walkways, and other areas safe and well-maintained. As a result, visitors and customers can fall down and suffer serious injuries. If you’ve fallen on another person’s property due to their negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation by filing a premises liability claim.
However, seeking compensation can be difficult, especially if you’re dealing with a painful injury. You’ll want to work with a personal injury lawyer from Triumph Law to get the money you need to put your accident in the past.
Types of Slip and Fall Accidents that a Lawyer Can File a Claim for
Slip and fall incidents can occur anywhere and leave you with a variety of different injuries. If you’ve been injured in a fall-down accident, you’ll want to work with an attorney who has experience representing clients who were in similar situations.
At Triumph Law, our lawyers have taken on cases and obtained triumphant results for individuals injured in slip and fall accidents caused by:
- Slippery walking surfaces
- Uneven stairs
- Loose floorboards
- Damages handrails
- Poor lighting
- Failure to warn guest about safety hazard
- Obstacles in a walking area
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall incident caused by one of the safety issues mentioned above, a lawyer from our firm can help you hold the property owner responsible for your injuries and losses. They’ll investigate your accident, find evidence that proves the at-fault party should be held accountable, and demand that you receive fair compensation.
How Our Slip and Fall Attorneys Can Prove Fault
To prove that the property owner should be held responsible for your losses, our slip and fall accident lawyers must prove that the following elements are true:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care: A duty of care is a legal obligation that one has to take reasonable actions to prevent others from foreseeable harm. If you were a customer at a grocery store or a guest at someone’s home, it’s likely that they owed you a duty of care.
- They failed to uphold a duty of care: Once your attorney has established that you were owed a duty of care, they’ll have to present evidence that shows the property owner breached the duty of care.
- Their failure resulted in your fall accident: Next, your lawyer must prove that the property owner’s breach of the duty of care directly caused your fall-down accident.
- You suffered financial losses as a result: Finally, your attorney must use copies of your medical bills and other accident-related expenses to show that your fall resulted in financial losses.
To prove the elements listed above, your attorney will investigate your slip and fall incident and look for evidence that proves the property owner’s negligence caused your injuries and losses.
Investigating Your Accident
During the investigation, our slip and fall accident attorneys will gather information, records, and documents that are relevant to your case. They’ll use the following pieces of evidence to prove that the property owner failed to uphold the duty of care and, ultimately, caused your fall:
- Video footage from security or CCTV cameras
- Photos of the hazard that caused your fall
- Photos of your injuries
- Your medical records and bills
- Eyewitness testimony
- Records of others suffering injury on the property owner’s premises
To help your attorney get the evidence they need to win your case, you’ll want to take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your fall. You’ll also want to take photos of your injuries and take down the contact information of anyone who witnessed your fall. Providing your attorney with photos and witness information will give them what they need to prove fault.
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Compensation You Could Win from a Slip and Fall Accident Claim
To get the compensation you need to recuperate from your injuries and monetary losses, your attorney will have to file a claim with the property owner’s insurance company or a lawsuit against the property owner.
If your claim or lawsuit is successful, you could receive a number of helpful damages, such as:
Falling down on someone’s property and suffering injuries can result in many different financial pressures. Fortunately, a lawyer can pursue the compensation you need to make up for any monetary losses caused by your slip and fall accident.
Your attorney will work hard to obtain several different economic damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, decreased earning ability, and property damage if any of your personal belongings were damaged when you fell.
Fall-down accidents can have impacts that aren’t financially related. If you’re experiencing a lot of physical pain or emotional distress because of your fall, non-economic damages can offer the financial support you need to cope with what you’re experiencing.
In some cases, long-term or severe injuries from a fall can even affect your quality of life. If you’re dealing with diminished quality of life due to a slip and fall accident, the lawyers from our firm can demand the compensation you deserve.
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Don’t Wait to Get in Touch With a Lawyer After a Slip and Fall Accident
Waiting to hire a lawyer and delaying your claim after a slip and fall incident will only make matters worse. When insurers see that you’ve waited a long time to file a claim, they’ll be less likely to take your claim seriously and could reject it.
Taking too long to reach out to an attorney could also stop you from getting your premises liability lawsuit filed before California’s deadline. According to California Code of Civil Procedure § 335.1, you have two years from the day of your fall to file a lawsuit against the property owner.
Failure to act fast after a slip and fall could prevent you from getting the compensation you’re owed, so don’t wait to contact an attorney. Instead, reach out to our firm today and schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.
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Why Triumph Law Is the Right Choice for Your Slip and Fall Case
The team at Triumph Law has over 20 years of experience handling premises liability cases for clients throughout the state of California. Our attorneys know how to bring your case to a favorable conclusion, and we’re eager to put in the hard work.
When you work with our firm, you’ll benefit from our thoroughness, excellent communication skills, and impressive legal knowledge. You’ll also enjoy the following perks that we offer to all our clients:
- Free initial consultation
- We travel for consultations
- Contingency fee representation
- We’ll connect you with third-party lenders to cover costs until you receive your compensation
- We’ll help you locate all available insurance coverage
Our team does a lot to obtain the best outcome possible for individuals injured in car accidents, truck collisions, slip and fall incidents, and a number of other situations. If you’re looking for an attorney after a bad fall, working with a member of Triumph Law will give you an excellent chance at getting the damages you need to get back on your feet.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
If you’ve been hurt after slipping and falling at a store, someone’s home, or another party’s property, you could be dealing with challenging injuries and financial pressures. Luckily, the team at Triumph Law can demand compensation for your medical bills, income-related losses, and other setbacks.
To get started on your claim, contact a slip and fall accident lawyer from our firm. They’ll meet with you for free to offer a free consultation and explain your legal options. If they find that you’re eligible to pursue damages, they’ll take all the actions necessary to recover a fair payment.
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