Slip and fall accidents are common, and they can be very serious. An emergency room visit, doctor appointments, physical therapy, specialist visits—the costs add up quickly. If your injury was serious, you may have missed time at work, as well. Of course, these accidents can be unfortunate incidents with no one to blame. Some slip and fall injuries, though, are the result of negligence. In these cases, the property owner who caused the accident is responsible for the damages.
If you think that your slip and fall happened because of the negligence of a property owner, call us today. You are the victim if the accident was not your fault. The responsible party can cover the costs you have already paid and those still to come with a successful lawsuit. Our team is ready to speak to you, and we have the right Hermosa Beach slip and fall lawyer for you. The consultation is free, so call now at (800) 223-5115. We are serving your area and we know California law.
You Deserve Compensation
Slip and fall accidents are not always considered minor accidents. The initial injury can be major and cause great pain. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five falls ends with a serious injury. A broken bone, back injury, or head injury are all major health issues that could result in thousands of dollars in medical bills and time away from work.
The injuries anyone can suffer in a slip and fall can lead to more serious health issues. Some injuries can even lead to death. This is especially true for older adults, who are at an increased risk for a fall. A Hermosa Beach slip and fall lawyer can put together a case to get you the compensation you deserve. You can also file a lawsuit on behalf of a loved one you have lost because of a slip and fall.
In California, the personal injury statute of limitations is two years, according to California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1. This applies to wrongful death lawsuits as well. Do not wait to discuss your case with us. You do not want to let this two-year time limit pass.
You Can Recover Your Losses
You cannot completely undo the pain you suffered from your fall, but you can get back the money you have lost. You can also pursue compensation for the emotional and mental toll the accident has had on you.
In California, you can seek both economic and non-economic damages, as outlined in California Civil Code (CIV) §1431.2. These damages include:
- Medical bills, including emergency room visits, appointments with your primary care physician or specialists, and any lab tests
- Rehabilitation costs, such as physical therapy
- Medical equipment, like crutches, a wheelchair, or a cast
- Pharmacy expenses to pay for pain medication, antibiotics, or any other drugs needed to treat your injury
- Lost wages from missed time at work
- Loss of employment, for when you are no longer able to perform the job duties you had before your accident
Aside from these damages, which can be readily calculated, you can also recover for those losses that do not cost money. These things are just as impactful, without the dollar amount. They include:
- Emotional distress
- Injury to reputation and humiliation
- Mental suffering
Another non-economic damage is the loss of consortium. Loss of consortium refers to the loss of a family relationship, such as the emotional benefits a spouse provides. This can mean that an accident killed someone or injured them in such a way that they no longer fill the role they once did.
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer serving Hermosa Beach, call (800) 794-0444
Laws require property owners to take care of their property. That goes for homeowners, landlords, employers, and business owners alike. The owner should maintain the property and set it up in such a way that anyone visiting legally should not have a slip and fall accident like yours.
This obligation means that the owner maintains the building quickly and correctly. A broken railing needs repair right away, or the owner should block the staircase from visitors. The owner should also repair or cover any tripping hazards, such as drains or broken tiles. If a manager or employee sees a spill, such as water or food, and ignores it or fails to warn others, they are being negligent.
In addition to repairing hazards and cleaning up spills, the owner should clearly mark any areas that are dangerous for visitors. Signs to warn people of dangers are crucial to stop slip and fall accidents. If you slipped or tripped and fell because you were not warned that the area was dangerous, you could seek compensation.
These are property owner responsibilities. They are not suggestions. If an accident like yours occurred because a property owner did not act on these obligations, they may be liable. They may owe the victim for the costs incurred because of the injury suffered in the slip and fall. One of the lawyers from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can talk with you about your injury and tell you what comes next.
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Do Not Delay—Call Us Today!
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now for a free consultation at (800) 223-5115. We have a Hermosa Beach slip and fall lawyer with knowledge of California law who can fight for you. You will not have to pay us anything until we win. Together we can put together a strong case. The sooner you call, the sooner we will be able to file for you. We are ready to hear from you.
Remember, you have two years from the time of your accident to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. You do not want to let this deadline pass. You can recover the costs of medical bills, lost wages, and more. If your accident was the result of negligence on the part of a property owner, you should file. Call us today for a consultation about your case. We want to help you get what you deserve.