Some people are simply clumsy. Maybe you are too busy doing things such as looking at your device or speaking to your children to notice that a wall is present, until you run into it. However, sometimes, your accident and injury is completely caused by the negligence of another person. This is often the case in slip and fall cases and depending on your fall, you can incur serious injuries that may result in hospitalization and medical bills. In these instances, you should be compensated for your injuries and because of this, seeking legal advice and representation is invaluable. If you or a loved one has been in slip and fall accident, it is invaluable to contact an experienced California personal injury attorney so that we can help you strategize about the best possible outcomes for your case.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common kinds of personal injury lawsuits, not only throughout California, but also throughout the United States. In California, slip and fall cases are known as premises liability. Premises liability is the liability of a landowner when an accident occurs on his or her property. A slip and fall can occur in several different ways. A slip and fall accident can occur when you trip over an object; when you come in contact with some form of a hole in the ground or premises; or when you fall over an impediment while working. In these cases, the landowner has the responsibility of keeping the premises safe and exercise responsible care. However, you can be at fault, as well. You have the responsibility of exercising reasonable care to avoid hurting yourself and because California is considered a comparative liability state, your responsibility to your injury will impact how much you receive in damages should you decide to file suit on the landowner for your slip and fall injury.
When you have a slip and fall case in California, you have two years to file a claim against the landowner. If it is found that the landowner is deemed liable, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs related to your injury, lost wages from work, any emotional distress that is attached to your accident, as well as any future earning ability lost due to your injury. Because of this, seeking legal advice to determine the validity of your case is beneficial.
Need Legal Advice?
Slip and fall cases can be serious and can also leave you with medical expenses, loss of employment, as well as mental anguish. When these injuries are due to the negligence of another person, you have the right to seek justice and be compensated for your injuries. Because of this, it is invaluable to seek legal advice and representation if you have found yourself in this circumstance. If you or a loved one has been in a slip and fall accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at The Paris Firm to help you with your case. Contact our office for a free consultation today.