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Slip & Fall Accident in Ontario, CA


At the Law Offices of 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 expenses for emergency and long-term treatment as well as 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 individual might be qualified to pursue a legal claim that can result in reimbursement of all medical costs and compensation for the victim's lost wages, pain and suffering and even more.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip, trip and fall in Ontario or elsewhere in California, you can speak with a lawyer from the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, today and learn more concerning the options available to you.


You might be stressed over your ability to pay for an attorney to handle your slip and fall case. However, at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, we will charge no legal fees or case costs unless we secure a financial recuperation for you. We don't want cost concerns to prevent you from getting the legal help you need.

We believe an attorney can play an essential role in your case, specifically when dealing with insurance companies. The reality is that the insurance providers will attempt to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, emotional and financial damage you have suffered. A lawyer will be focused on protecting you and your interests.

A Ontario premises liability lawyer at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, will:

  • Thoroughly examine your slip and fall and build the strongest case possible
  • Consult with professionals who will allow us to understand why your slip and fall took place, 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 prompt and appropriate manner.
  • Aggressively pursue a settlement that completely compensates you for your losses or take your case to court (if necessary).
  • Structure any type of award you obtain to ensure that it maximizes your compensation and guarantees 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 Ontario and throughout California.


A slip and fall accident is a type of premises liability case. It can be brought against any type 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 claim, you generally must demonstrate:

  • A condition on the property presented an unreasonable threat of harm to you. Hazards that might cause a person to slip, trip and fall consist of:
  • Broken or uneven pavement on sidewalks 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
  • Malfunctioning escalators or elevators
  • The property owner knew or, in the exercise of ordinary care, should have known of both the condition and injury possibility. Essentially, the owner or inhabitant had "actual notice" based on seeing the slip and fall hazard 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 might have reasonably anticipated that you would not have discovered or understood the danger or would fail to protect yourself against the risk. For instance, you would not have known that an office building lobby was slippery since it had recently been mopped.
  • The property owner neglected to take sensible measures to protect you by either fixing the hazard or giving you an adequate warning about it.
  • As a result of the property owner's negligence, you sustained injuries.

As you contemplate whether you have the power to bring a slip and fall claim, you will need to ask yourself several vital 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 more secure place the object could have been located without much more inconvenience or cost to the property owner?
  • Could a basic barrier have been created or a warning provided to stop you from slipping or tripping?
  • Did insufficient or broken lighting contribute to the accident?


A slip and fall accident can cause a variety of serious injuries, including fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to work with a lawyer that will pursue maximum compensation for the harm you have suffered, including:

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

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

In California, you could be barred from recuperating anything if you were more than 50 percent responsible for your injury. Otherwise, your damages would be reduced by an amount that is in proportion to the percentage of fault credited to you.

Your lawyer from the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, will aggressively oppose any unfounded claims made by a property owner's insurance company as well as work hard to defend your rights.


It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you are hurt in a slip and fall accident. An attorney must take steps immediately to preserve evidence and begin the process of bringing a claim against the property owner.

A slip and fall claim, like other personal injury lawsuits in California, needs to be filed 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 the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, will ensure your case is timely and correctly filed.

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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