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Slip & Fall Accident in San Gabriel, CA

San Gabriel Slip and Fall Attorney

At Tim D. Wright, our attorneys recognize 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 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 victim may be qualified to seek 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 more.

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

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

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

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

A San Gabriel premises liability lawyer at Tim D. Wright, will:

  • Thoroughly examine your slip and fall and build the strongest case possible
  • Speak with experts that will help us to understand why your slip and fall took place, who should be held accountable and 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 kind of award you receive 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 really make a difference in the lives of our clients in San Gabriel and across California.

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

A slip and fall accident is a kind 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 case, you generally must show:

  • A condition on the property presented an unreasonable risk of injury to you. Hazards that might cause a person to slip, trip and fall include:
  • Broken or uneven pavement on sidewalks 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 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 risk. Essentially, the owner or inhabitant 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 inhabitant should have seen it.
  • The property owner might 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 sensible steps to protect you by either repairing the hazard or giving 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 vital questions, including:

  • If you tripped or slipped, had the hazardous spot 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 more secure place the object could have been located without much more inconvenience or cost to the property owner?
  • Could a simple barrier have been developed or a warning offered to stop you from slipping or tripping?
  • Did insufficient or broken lighting contribute to the accident?

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

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

  • Past and also 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 put blame on you for your slip and fall accident. For example, the insurance provider may assert 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 barred from recovering 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 and work diligently to defend your rights.

For more information about Slip and Fall Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys in San Gabriel, 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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