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Slip & Fall Accident in Inland Empire, CA

Inland Empire Slip and Fall Lawyer

At the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, our attorneys recognize the significant impact that a slip and fall accident can have on a victim's life. The victim of a slip and fall can sustain painful injuries, face high medical costs for emergency and long-term treatment as well as be unable to work and earn income for an extended period.

However, if the accident resulted from the negligence of a property owner, a slip and fall victim might have legal options available to him or her. The individual may be eligible to pursue a legal claim that can lead to payment 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 Inland Empire or elsewhere in California, you can speak with a lawyer from the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, today and learn more regarding the options available to you.

Should You Hire a Lawyer After a Slip and Fall Accident in Inland Empire?

You might be stressed over your ability to afford an attorney to manage your slip and fall claim. However, at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, we will charge no legal fees or case expenses unless we obtain a financial recovery for you. We do not want cost concerns to prevent you from obtaining the legal help you need.

We believe a lawyer can play a crucial role in your case, especially when dealing with insurance providers. The truth is that the insurance providers will attempt to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, psychological and financial harm you have suffered. An attorney will be focused on protecting you and your interests.

An Inland Empire premises liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, will:

  • Extensively examine your slip and fall and develop the strongest case possible
  • Speak with experts who will help us to understand why your slip and fall took place, who should be held accountable as well as what medical care and treatment you will need to recover from your injuries.
  • File all claims on your behalf in a prompt and proper 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 ensure that it maximizes your compensation and guarantees you will get the medical care you need in the future.

We are a law practice that is passionate about pursuing results that will really make a difference in the lives of our clients in Inland Empire and throughout California.

What Must You Prove In a  Slip and Fall Claim in California?

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

To recuperate damages in an California slip and fall case, you typically must demonstrate:

  • A condition on the property presented an unreasonable risk of injury to you. Hazards that could 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 stairways
  • 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 normal care, should have known of both the condition and injury risk. In other words, the owner or occupier had "actual notice" based on seeing the slip and fall hazard or creating the hazard or "constructive notice" based on the risk existing long enough that the owner or occupier should have seen it.
  • The property owner could have reasonably expected that you would not have discovered or recognized the danger or would fail to protect yourself against the danger. For example, you would not have known that an office building lobby was slippery because it had recently been mopped.
  • The property owner failed to take reasonable measures to protect you by either repairing the hazard or providing you a proper warning regarding it.
  • As a result of the property owner's negligence, you suffered injuries.

As you consider whether you have the ability to bring a slip and fall case, you will need to ask yourself a number of vital questions, including:

  • If you tripped or slipped, had the hazardous 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 however 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 expense to the property owner?
  • Could a simple barrier have been created or a caution given to stop you from slipping or tripping?
  • Did inadequate or broken lighting contribute to the accident?

What Compensation Can I Receive for a Slip and Fall Injury?

A slip and fall accident can result in a wide range of severe injuries, including fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is essential to work with a law firm that will pursue maximum reimbursement for the damage you have experienced, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and decreased earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

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

In California, you could be barred from recouping anything if you were more than 50 percent responsible for your injury. Otherwise, your damages would be decreased by a quantity that is proportional to the percentage of fault credited to you.

Your legal representative from the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, will aggressively counter any kind of unfounded claims made by a property owner's insurance company as well as work diligently to protect your legal rights.

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

It is vital to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible if you are injured in a slip and fall accident. An attorney has to take steps as soon as possible to preserve proof and start the procedure of bringing a claim against the property owner.

A slip and fall claim, like other personal injury cases in California, needs to 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 denied from pursuing a claim.

A California slip and fall lawyer at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, will ensure your case is prompt and properly submitted.

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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