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Slip & Fall Accident in Riverside, CA


At the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, our lawyers understand the significant 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.

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 might be eligible to pursue a legal claim that can result in payment of all medical expenses and compensation for the individual'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 Riverside or elsewhere in California, you can talk with a legal representative from the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, today and learn more concerning the choices available to you.


You might be worried about your ability to pay for an attorney to manage your slip and fall case. However, at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, we will charge no legal fees or case expenses unless we get a financial recuperation for you. We do not want cost concerns to prevent you from obtaining the legal aid you need.

Our team believes 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 experienced. A lawyer will be focused on protecting you and your interests.

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

  • Thoroughly investigate your slip and fall and build the toughest case possible
  • Consult with professionals that 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 timely and proper manner.
  • Aggressively seek 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 ensures you will receive the medical care you need in the future.

We are a law firm that is passionate about pursuing results that will really make a difference in the lives of our clients in Riverside and across 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 recover damages in an California slip and fall claim, you generally need to show:

  • A condition on the property presented an unreasonable risk of injury to you. Hazards that could cause a person 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 carpets
  • Liquids spilled on floors
  • Broken or uneven stairs
  • Poor lighting in corridors, stairwells, or outside walkways
  • Holes in the ground or objects sticking out of the ground
  • Broken, missing or loose handrails
  • Defective 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 risk or creating the risk or "constructive notice" based on the hazard existing long enough that the owner or inhabitant should have seen it.
  • The property owner might have reasonably expected 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 failed to take sensible measures to protect you by either repairing the hazard or providing you a proper warning about it.
  • As a result of the property owner's negligence, you sustained injuries.

As you consider whether you have the option 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 dangerous spot 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 yet 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 expense to the property owner?
  • Could a basic barrier have been developed or a caution offered to prevent you from slipping or tripping?
  • Did inadequate or damaged lighting contribute to the accident?


A slip and fall accident can result in a wide variety of serious injuries, including fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries as well as traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to consult with an attorney that will pursue maximum compensation for the damage you have experienced, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
  • 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 instance, the insurer might allege that you tripped, slipped and fell because of an "open and obvious" hazard that you should have detected or did something else that was negligent.

In California, you could be barred from recovering 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 attributed to you.

Your attorney from the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, will aggressively oppose any type of unfounded claims made by a property owner's insurance company and work diligently to defend your rights.


It is essential 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 proof and begin the procedure of bringing a claim against the property owner.

A slip and fall claim, like other personal injury claims 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 attorney at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, will ensure your case is prompt and correctly 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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