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Slip & Fall Accident in San Fernando Valley, CA

Should You Hire a Lawyer After a Slip and Fall Accident In San Fernando Valley?

At Tim D. Wright, our lawyers understand the significant effect 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 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 qualified to pursue a legal claim that can lead to reimbursement of all medical expenses and compensation for the victim's lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip, trip and fall in San Fernando or elsewhere in California, you can speak with a lawyer from Tim D. Wright, today and learn more concerning the choices available to you.

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 secure a financial recovery for you. We don't want cost concerns to prevent you from obtaining the legal help you deserve.

Our team believes an attorney can play a crucial role in your claim, particularly when dealing with insurance companies. The reality is that the insurance companies will try to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, emotional and financial harm you have experienced. A lawyer will be focused on protecting you and your interests.

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

  • Thoroughly examine your slip and fall and develop the toughest case possible
  • Speak with experts 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 timely and proper manner.
  • Aggressively pursue a settlement that fully compensates you for your losses or take your case to court (if necessary).
  • Structure any type of award you obtain to make sure that it maximizes your reimbursement and guarantees you will receive the medical care you need in the future.

We are a law practice that is passionate about pursuing results that will genuinely make a difference in the lives of our clients in San Fernando and across California.

What Must You Prove In a Slip and Fall Case 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 occupier, 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 risk of harm to you. Hazards that might cause someone 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 normal 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 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 understood the risk or would fail to protect yourself against the danger. For example, you would not have known that an office building lobby was slippery since it had just been mopped.
  • The property owner failed to take reasonable measures to protect you by either fixing the hazard or giving you an adequate warning regarding it.
  • As a result of the property owner's carelessness, 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 essential questions, including:

  • If you tripped or slipped, had the dangerous area existed 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 area the object could have been located without much more inconvenience or expense to the property owner?
  • Could a basic barrier have been made or a warning offered to prevent you from slipping or tripping?
  • Did insufficient or broken lighting contribute to the accident?

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

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

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

A property owner's insurance company may try to place blame on you for your slip and fall accident. For example, the insurance provider may claim 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 denied from recouping anything if you were more than 50 percent at fault for your injury. Otherwise, your damages would be reduced by an amount that is proportional to the percentage of fault credited to you. Your attorney from Tim D. Wright, will aggressively oppose any type of unfounded claims made by a property owner's insurance company as well as work hard to defend your rights.

For more information about Slip and Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers in San Fernando Valley, California, contact Law Offices of Tim D. Wright at (323) 379-9995 or visit our website at​​ TimWrightLaw.com for a Free Consultation! 

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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