Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Slip & Fall Accident in Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana Slip and Fall Lawyer

At the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, our attorneys recognize the serious effect 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 bills for emergency and long-term treatment and 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 may be qualified to pursue a legal claim that can result in reimbursement 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 Santa Ana or elsewhere in California, you can talk with a legal representative 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 Santa Ana?

You may 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 secure a financial recuperation for you. We don't 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 providers. The truth is that the insurance providers will try to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, emotional and financial damage you have endured. A lawyer will be focused on protecting you and your interests.

A Santa Ana premises liability attorney at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, will:

  • Extensively examine your slip and fall and develop the strongest case possible
  • Consult with professionals who will help us to understand why your slip and fall occurred, who should be held responsible 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 completely compensates you for your losses or take your case to court (if necessary).
  • Structure any kind of award you obtain to ensure that it maximizes your compensation and ensures you will get the medical care you need in the future.

We are a law practice that is passionate about pursuing results that will truly make a difference in the lives of our clients in Santa Ana and throughout 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 recuperate damages in an California slip and fall claim, you typically need to demonstrate:

  • A condition on the property presented an unreasonable risk of injury to you. Hazards that might cause someone to slip, trip and fall consist of:
  • 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
  • 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. Essentially, the owner or occupier had "actual notice" based on seeing the slip and fall risk or creating the hazard or "constructive notice" based on the risk being there 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 realized 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 steps to protect you by either repairing the hazard or providing you an adequate warning about it.
  • As a result of the property owner's carelessness, you sustained injuries.

As you contemplate whether you have the ability to bring a slip and fall case, you will need to ask yourself several key questions, including:

  • If you tripped or slipped, had the hazardous 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 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 developed or a warning given to prevent you from slipping or tripping?
  • Did inadequate or damaged lighting contribute to the accident?

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

A slip and fall accident can lead to a wide variety of severe injuries, including fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries as well as traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is essential to consult with a lawyer that will seek maximum compensation for the harm you have experienced, including:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

A property owner's insurance company may try to put blame on you for your slip and fall accident. For instance, the insurance provider might claim that you tripped, slipped and fell because of an "open and obvious" hazard 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 unfounded claims made by a property owner's insurance company as well as work diligently to defend your legal rights.

What is the Statute of Limitations on a Slip and Fall Claim in California?

It is essential to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible if you are injured in a slip and fall accident. An attorney has to take steps immediately to preserve evidence and start the procedure of bringing a claim against the property owner.

A slip and fall case, like other personal injury cases in California, must be submitted within two years after an accident has taken place. This is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, you could be barred from pursuing a claim.

A California slip and fall attorney at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright, will make sure your claim 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

Need professional legal advice?

Get a free consultation with our legal experts

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
For faster service
Call Now
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.