Slip-and-fall laws are the governing liability rule in cases where you sustain injuries during a fall on another person’s property due to unfavorable conditions. One of the most important steps in a slip-and-fall lawsuit is identifying the at-fault party. An estimated 20-30% of people who experience a slip-and-fall accident suffer moderate-to-severe injuries every year.
The Huntington Beach Personal Injury Attorneys from El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers are experienced in such cases. Contact El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers to get legal representation and receive the compensation you deserve.
What do you need to win a slip-and-fall case?
To win a slip-and-fall case and be compensated for your sustained injuries and incurred damages, you need to prove that the property owner is liable for the unsafe conditions that led to your injuries. The critical liability questions in a slip-and-fall case caused by unsafe conditions include “who are the potentially liable parties” and “can you prove negligence was from those parties.”
California Slip-and-Fall Laws
If you experience a slip or fall in California, the amount of time to make a claim is limited. There is a 2-year statute of limitations for those who are eligible to file a slip-and-fall claim. However, if there is property damage as a result of slip-and-fall accidents, a 3 years’ statute limitation is applicable.
If you are injured during a slip-and-fall accident that is partially your fault, your percentage of liability determines how much you will be compensated, a legal concept called compliance negligence.
The at-fault party and their insurance company may be quick to blame personal injury victims for their own injuries, claiming that the victim should not have been in the area where the accident occurred or that the victim should have seen the hazard.
Damages in Trip, Slip, and Fall Claim
Trip, slip, and fall injuries can have devastating effects on a person’s quality of life. A person who sustains injuries in a trip, slip, or fall as a result of another person’s negligence may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. Damages awarded in a personal injury claim can cover:
- Lost wages
- Need for a household assistant
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses, inclusive of future medical care
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
Most of the slip-and-fall incidents are avoidable. The experienced attorneys at El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers ensure their clients receive the compensation they deserve. If you sustained injuries as a result of a slip or fall, contact the Personal Injury Attorneys at El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers by phone (844) 445-5341 to schedule a free consultation.