If you have been the victim in a slip and fall accident, then you should not pay for costs out of your own pocket. The person whose negligence caused your accident is responsible for paying for damages. A Venice Beach slip and fall lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you hold the right person responsible.
Do not delay in getting your case started. The California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1 allows for two years from the time of your slip and fall accident to file a lawsuit. After that, you would be outside the statute of limitations with some exceptions.
A Venice Beach slip and fall lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can discuss your case and help you determine whether you are within the timeframe to file. Call us at (800) 223-5115 today for a free consultation. You will not be charged any costs unless we win, and we will not back down from a tough case.
Damages Can Be Costly
Serious injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident can mean you have to take time off from your job. You can have a pile of medical bills with no way to pay them. Taking on debt, working while injured, and other measures should not be your only recourse. Make sure the party responsible for your accident is the one who pays. In California, you can seek both economic and non-economic damages in your lawsuit.
The economic damages can involve costs such as visits to your primary care physician, specialist appointments, physical therapy, medical equipment, medications, and follow-up visits are all economic damages. Some injuries you suffer during a slip and fall may require immediate action to prevent further complications. This could mean a costly visit to the emergency room.
These damages can be readily calculated. Time off work comes with costs, as well as lost future wages. If your injury affects your ability to perform your job duties, you may need to find a new position or a new line of work altogether. These changes could result in diminished earning capacity. You could even recover the cost of damaged personal property. According to CCP §338, you have three years to file for those losses. A Venice Beach slip and fall lawyer can help you calculate all of these costs.
In California, you can seek compensation for your non-economic damages. These are the costs that do not have a monetary value. You deserve to seek compensation for your bills, as well as the great emotional burden of your accident. Depending on your case, you may have significant non-economic damages for which you need to be awarded.
These non-economic damages include pain and suffering, inconvenience, loss of companionship, inconvenience, and humiliation, as outlined by the California Civil Code (CIV) §1431.2. There is more that goes into a slip and fall accident than just treatment of an injury. A Venice Beach slip and fall lawyer can help you calculate the amount of non-economic damages you can seek in your case.
No amount of money can take back the pain of your injury, but a favorable settlement can help ensure that you do not suffer more injuries. You will be able to have your injuries treated and rehabilitated without spending your own money. It should not be your responsibility to pay for an accident that was not your fault.
Slip and Fall Accidents and Negligence
Property owners in California must maintain safe conditions on their property. That means taking care of hazards in a timely and sufficient fashion when they find out about them. It also means posting signage to keep visitors out of unsafe areas or warning them about dangers, like wet floors. They made a choice by being negligent, and it caused an accident.
Uneven stairs, a trip hazard, or any other unsafe condition could have caused your accident. If it was not your fault, you can seek compensation for your losses. The owner of the property acted irresponsibly when they failed to keep your accident from happening. Whether on personal property, at a grocery store, at work, or on public property, you deserve to be safe.
You can still choose to file a personal injury lawsuit even if the property owner is claiming that the accident was your fault. Consider bringing a lawsuit against the other party, and let a lawyer from our law firm tell you whether you bear any responsibility.
Working with a lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will help you receive the right amount of compensation. Our team can tell you what your case may be worth, and we can take on the legal burden of your case. Reach out to Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today to get started on taking legal action for your slip and fall accident case.
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 223-5115
Do Not Do This Alone
It is not your responsibility to pay for your injuries when the accident was not your fault. You can get awards for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the other costs of your accident. Let a Venice Beach slip and fall lawyer help you put your case together.
We are ready, and we want to hear about your case. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for a free consultation today at (800) 223-5115. If we can prove that you were not at fault, you may be able to ask for damages, both economic and non-economic. You will not owe anything to us until we win your case.