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Slip and Falls

Inland Empire Slip and Fall Attorneys Aggressively Represent Injury Victims

CA Law Firm Pursues Compensation for Those Hurt While on the Property of Another

Slips and falls and trips and falls remain a serious safety hazard. These incidents can lead to severe, disabling physical harm and even death. The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) reports that over one million Americans get medical care for slip and fall accident injuries each year. California law imposes upon businesses an obligation to protect the public from unsafe conditions on the business’s premises. If a business fails to exercise the legally-required duty of care and someone is injured as a result, there may be compensation available for injuries. 

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our Inland Empire slip and fall accident lawyer is an experienced, reliable legal advocate for injured victims and their families. We employ a tenacious, professional approach to help clients seek full and fair compensation for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. If you or your loved one was hurt in a slip and fall accident, please call us at (888) 883-6588 for a free, confidential review of your case. 

Know the Basics: Slip and Fall Accident Law in California

A slip and fall accident claim (trip and fall accident claim) is a type of premises liability case. A negligent business (property occupier) or property owner can be held liable for a slip and fall accident that occurs on its premises. However, a business/property owner in California is not automatically at-fault for a slip and fall accident. To bring a successful slip and fall accident claim, an injured victim must prove that they were injured because of the negligence of the defendant. 

Understanding the Legal Duty of Care

In order for a business to be found responsible for an accident, evidence must be shown to prove that a dangerous condition on the business premises caused injury and that at least one of the following is true:

  • The owner or an employee caused the dangerous condition on the premises.
  • The owner or an employee knew about the dangerous condition on the premises and did nothing about it
  • The owner or an employee should have known about the dangerous condition on the premises as would be expected of a reasonable person.

A property owner or manager may owe a different standard of care to different classes of visitors such as business visitors or social guests. We pursue optimal recovery based on the specific facts of a case. Every serious slip and fall accident in California requires a comprehensive investigation to determine exactly what happened and why it happened. 

Timely Filing of a Claim

By immediately consulting an attorney, one can help ensure the collection of valuable evidence. Lawyers at the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. thoroughly investigate every case and may visit the premises where the accident occurred to gather crucial evidence, photograph the accident scene, and interview witnesses. With significant delay, one could forfeit his/her right to file a claim by missing the deadline set by CA law. Under California state law, there is a two-year statute of limitations for slip and fall accident injury claims. If you do not file a premises liability lawsuit within two years of a fall accident, you will likely not be able to pursue financial compensation at all. 

Determined Litigators

Attorneys consult with knowledgeable and respected experts while preparing a case. With the assistance of physicians, chiropractors, and forensics engineers, attorneys may pursue the best possible settlements. While the majority of slip and fall accident injury claims are settled outside of the courtroom, the reality is that litigation is always possible. You need to be fully prepared to take a business or property owner to court. We are a trial-tested personal injury law firm. At trial, these experts may be available to deliver clear, professional testimony so the jurors can understand the cause of the accident and the extent of injuries.

An Overview of the Compensation in Slip and Fall Accident Claims

Were you hurt in a slip and fall accident? If so, it is crucial that you are able to get access to the complete financial compensation that is available under California law. State law allows injured victims to pursue financial relief for both economic and non-economic losses. Sadly, negligent businesses/property owners and insurers cannot be relied upon to protect your best interests. Our Inland Empire slip and fall accident attorney will help you recover the full and fair financial compensation that you deserve. You may be entitled to recover money damages for: 

  • Emergency medical treatment and care
  • Hospital bills and other health expenses
  • Loss of current and future wages
  • Pain and suffering & mental distress
  • Long-term disability or impairment
  • Wrongful death of a family member

How Our California Premises Liability Lawyer May Be Able to Help After a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accident claims are notoriously complex. You do not have to take on businesses, property owners, or commercial property insurance companies alone. At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., we are strong advocates for justice. When you reach out to our Orange office or our Corona office, you will have an opportunity to consult with a California slip and fall lawyer who can: 

  • Answer all of your questions and explain your legal options
  • Carefully investigate your slip and fall—gathering all relevant evidence
  • Connect you with the right medical experts—documenting your damages 
  • Represent you in slip and fall settlement negotiations with insurers
  • Take aggressive legal action to help you maximize your financial compensation 

Contact Our Inland Empire Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Today 

At the Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., our Inland Empire slip and fall accident lawyer is standing by, ready to fight for justice. Negligent businesses, negligent property owners, and their insurance companies should be held accountable for slip and fall accidents. Call us at (888) 883-6588 or contact us here to schedule a free consultation. With personal injury law offices in Orange and Corona, we handle slip and fall accident claims in Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and throughout the entire Inland Empire

Disclaimer: No outcome can be guaranteed in a personal injury claim. This website is for informational purposes and no attorney-client relationship has been created.

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