Accidents are sometimes unavoidable. However, when you slip and fall because of someone else's negligence, you have been involved in an accident that could have been avoided. If this accident caused you injuries and/or pain, you are right to feel that the situation is unfair. Fortunately, you may be able to obtain compensation by filing a claim against the party responsible for your accident.
Slip and fall cases typically arise when an unsafe condition, such as a poorly maintained sidewalk or a slippery floor, lead to a fall. If the fall results in injuries, the victim can file a lawsuit against the person or organization responsible for maintaining the surface in question. To recover compensation in most slip and fall cases, you must show either that a property owner failed to rectify a dangerous condition they should have known about or that a property owner caused a condition that was the direct cause of your fall.
If your personal injury case is successful, you may be able to recover compensation for any medical bills related to the accident, wages you lost when you missed work and estimated future expenses related to the injuries you sustained. Depending on the specifics of the situation, you may also be awarded additional damages to compensate you for the pain, suffering and stress you experienced during and after the accident.
The laws relating to personal injury cases in California can be complicated. Even though it may seem clear to you that the property owner is liable for your injuries, proving this fact in court is not always simple. For this reason, consulting a California attorney who has experience with these cases is essential. A qualified personal injury attorney will be able to review your case, explain the applicable laws and help you make the right decisions every step of the way.
Here at the Kamell Lawyers Group, we have many years of experience representing personal injury victims in the state of California. If you have sustained injuries after falling on someone else's property and you would like to learn more about filing a claim, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Keep in mind that California requires all claims to be filed within a certain time limit, so it's important to act quickly.