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Slip and Fall Accidents

Law Offices of Tim D. Wright - Burbank Slip & Fall Attorney

At Tim D. Wright, our lawyers recognize the serious impact that a slip and fall accident can have on an individual's life. The victim of a slip and fall can suffer painful injuries, face high medical costs for emergency and long-term treatment and be unable to work and earn income for an extended period of time.

However, if the accident resulted from the negligence of a property owner, a slip and fall victim may have legal options available to him or her. The victim may be eligible to seek a legal claim that can result in reimbursement of all medical expenses as well as compensation for the victim's lost wages, pain and suffering and even more.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip, trip and fall in Burbank or elsewhere in California, you can talk with a legal representative from Tim D. Wright, today and learn more concerning the options available to you.

Should You Hire a Lawyer After a Slip & Fall Accident in Burbank?

You might be stressed over your ability to pay for an attorney to handle your slip and fall case. However, at Tim D. Wright, we will charge no legal fees or case expenses unless we obtain a financial recuperation for you. We do not want cost concerns to keep you from getting the legal assistance you deserve.

Our team believes a lawyer can play a vital role in your case, specifically when dealing with insurance companies. The reality is that the insurance providers will try to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, emotional and financial harm you have endured. A lawyer will be focused on protecting you as well as your interests.

A Burbank premises liability attorney at Tim D. Wright, will:

  • Extensively investigate your slip and fall and build the strongest case possible
  • Consult with professionals that will help us to understand why your slip and fall occurred, who should be held responsible as well as what medical care and treatment you will need to recover from your injuries.
  • Submit all claims on your behalf in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Aggressively pursue a settlement that fully compensates you for your losses or take your case to court (if necessary).
  • Structure any award you receive to make sure that it maximizes your compensation and ensures you will get the medical care you need in the future.

We are a law firm that is passionate about pursuing outcomes that will really make a difference in the lives of our clients in Burbank and across California.

What Must You Prove in a Slip & Fall Claim in California?

A slip and fall accident is a type of premises liability case. It can be brought against any type of property owner or occupier, including a private homeowner, store or other business or a local, state or federal government.

To recoup damages in an California slip and fall case, you typically need to demonstrate:

  • A condition on the property presented an unreasonable threat of harm to you. Hazards that might cause someone to slip, trip and fall include:
  • Broken or uneven pavement on walkways or in parking lots
  • Snowy, icy or wet floors and walkways
  • Ripped, torn or loose rugs and carpeting
  • Liquids spilled on floors
  • Broken or uneven stairs
  • Poor lighting in hallways, stairwells, or outside walkways
  • Holes in the ground or objects sticking out of the ground
  • Broken, missing or loose handrails
  • Faulty escalators or elevators
  • The property owner knew or, in the exercise of ordinary care, should have known of both the condition and injury possibility. In other words, the owner or occupier had "actual notice" based on seeing the slip and fall risk or creating the risk or "constructive notice" based on the risk existing long enough that the owner or inhabitant should have seen it.
  • The property owner could have reasonably expected that you would not have discovered or recognized the risk or would fail to protect yourself against the risk. For example, you would not have known that an office building lobby was slippery because it had just been mopped.
  • The property owner neglected to take reasonable steps to protect you by either repairing the hazard or providing you an adequate warning regarding it.
  • As a result of the property owner's carelessness, you sustained injuries.

As you contemplate whether you have the option to bring a slip and fall claim, you will need to ask yourself a number of key questions, including:

  • If you tripped or slipped, had the dangerous area been there long enough so that the owner should have known about it?
  • If there once was a good reason for the object to be there but that reason no longer exists, could the object have been removed?
  • Was there a safer place the object could have been located without much greater inconvenience or cost to the property owner?
  • Could a simple barrier have been created or a caution provided to stop you from slipping or tripping?
  • Did insufficient or broken lighting contribute to the accident?

What Compensation Can I Get for a Slip & Fall Injury?

A slip and fall accident can cause a wide range of severe injuries, including fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries as well as traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to consult with a lawyer that will seek maximum compensation for the harm you have experienced, including:

  • Past and also future medical costs
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

A property owner's insurance company might try to place blame on you for your slip and fall accident. For example, the insurer might allege that you tripped, slipped and fell due to an "open and obvious" hazard that you should have recognized or did something else that was negligent.

In California, you could be denied from recuperating anything if you were more than 50 percent at fault for your injury. Otherwise, your damages would be decreased by an amount that is proportionate to the percentage of fault credited to you.

Your legal representative from Tim D. Wright, will aggressively oppose any type of unfounded claims made by a property owner's insurance company and work diligently to protect your legal rights.

What is the Statute of Limitations on a Premises Liability Claim in California?

It is essential to speak to an attorney as soon as possible if you are hurt in a slip and fall accident. An attorney must take steps immediately to preserve proof and start the procedure of bringing a claim against the property owner.

A slip and fall claim, like other personal injury claims in California, must be submitted within two years after an accident has occurred. This is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, you could be barred from seeking a claim. A California slip and fall attorney at Tim D. Wright, will make sure your case is timely and correctly filed.

For a Free Consultation, give us a call at (323) 379-9995 or visit our website: and get the settlement you deserved today!

I am very satisfied and thankful with Attorney Tim Wright and his whole team for taking care and handling my fathers personal injuries case. Thank you all very much your staff is amazing, very helpful.
Abraham Ortega
The Law Offices of Tim D. Wright were awesome. They were professional, they kept an open communication with me through out the process.  Big shout out to Sergio and Mercedes for being very helpful with my settlement.
Frank Medina

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