If you suffered an injury related to a slip and fall accident at a business or a homeowner’s residence due to their failure to warn you about an unsafe area, or their failure to remove the dangerous condition, you may have the legal right to file a claim to receive compensation for your costs associated with your injury and losses. Slip and fall injuries are common, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If you suffered injuries as a result of a property owner failing to take the correct precautions to ensure their property remained safe, our legal team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help.
Call us at (800) 223-5115 to learn how a West Covina slip and fall lawyer can help you ensure your legal rights remain protected.
Many injuries suffered through slip and fall accidents are often the direct result of a business owner’s negligence. If a business owner fails to correct hazardous or dangerous conditions on their property, patrons or customers of the establishment have a greater risk of injuring themselves in slip and fall accidents.
Some of the areas that business owners should continually monitor to ensure safe conditions include walkways, sidewalks, parking lots, staircases, areas with loose rugs or carpeting, areas where spills could occur, or any area exposed to potentially inclement weather. Failure to warn customers or visitors to a business establishment of a dangerous area through signs or placing cones on the ground, or the failure to remove the hazardous condition can result in serious injuries to customers.
If you slipped and fell in a business establishment as a result of the negligence of the business to properly care for their property, consider visiting with a West Covina slip and fall lawyer at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to learn more about your next steps.
Private Property Owners
Any owner of a private residence, such as an apartment building landlord or a private homeowner, also has a legal responsibility to ensure that their premises remain free of any hazards and dangers. Similar to an accident involving a slip and fall on a business owner’s property, a victim that has a legal right to be in a private area or private residence has the right to file a claim against a private property owner for the failure to warn visitors of a hazardous area or the failure to repair a dangerous or unsafe area on the property that results in a slip and fall accident.
For a free legal consultation with a Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer serving West Covina, call (800) 794-0444
Spinal Cord Damage and Slip and Fall Accidents
Every slip and fall accident will have different facts and circumstances. Unfortunately, some slip and fall accidents result in head, neck, and back injuries leading to either minor or major spinal cord damage to the victim.
Spinal cord injuries from falls can result in life-long medical complications accompanied by permanent pain and suffering. Spinal cord injuries do not only affect the neck, head, and back but can alter a great many bodily functions, including the following:
- Loss of bowel and/or bladder control
- Nerve damage resulting in pressure or sensations of heat, cold, or tingling throughout the body
- A decrease in circulation resulting in either a decrease or increase in blood pressure
- Increased swelling in the arms and legs resulting in an increased risk for blood clots
- Respiratory distress resulting in a greater risk of bronchitis, pneumonia, coughing, or even breathing
- Decreased muscle mass and tone leading to muscle issues
If you experienced a slip and fall accident, make sure to seek immediate medical attention if you have not already done so. This will ensure that you receive a proper medical evaluation and proper medical care.
Additionally, visiting with a medical professional provides evidence to an insurance company or court of law that your injuries were the direct result of your slip and fall accident and not related to a prior, pre-existing condition.
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Gathering Evidence for Your Slip and Fall Accident Case
If you suffered injuries or losses related to a slip and fall accident, you may face astronomical medical bills, the loss of income due to an inability to return to work, and pain and suffering. Gathering evidence and visiting with witnesses of the slip and fall accident can prove crucial to building a strong personal injury case to receive compensation for your injuries and losses.
Some of the types of evidence you may need to collect includes photographs of the scene of the accident, interviews with witnesses of the accident, interviews with the property owners, and evidence related to any complaint of hazardous conditions or accidents in the past on the property.
Other documents may include medical bills, employer information and W-2 statements regarding wages, compensation and employee benefits lost, interviews with expert witnesses, and a diary of the pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your slip and fall accident.
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Consider Working with a West Covina Slip and Fall Lawyer
The deadline (or statute of limitations) to file a claim in the state of California related to a slip and fall accident is two years from the date of the accident, according to the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) §335.1.
If you suffered injuries and losses following a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property as a result of their negligence, consider working with a West Covina slip and fall lawyer at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.
Call us at (800) 223-5115 to begin your case without any out-of-pocket costs.