When the average person hears the term “slip and fall,” they might think of a minor incident treatable with over-the-counter first aid supplies. The reality is that slip and fall incidents are one of the most common causes of serious injuries and civil claims for damages in Stockton and surrounding areas of California. If you or a family member recently experienced a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you could have sustained serious losses and have grounds to seek compensation from the property owner.
A premises liability claim is a type of personal injury claim, and the right attorney on your side will dramatically improve your chances of success with any type of civil suit for damages. The Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, can help determine your most viable recovery options after a slip and fall on someone else’s property. Depending on how the fall occurred and the extent of the damages you incurred, you could be entitled to claim more than you might initially expect.
Success with any personal injury claim requires proof that another party directly injured you and caused your claimed damages. You need to identify the party responsible for causing the injury, prove the full extent of the damages you suffered in the incident, and then prove that those damages directly resulted from the slip and fall and not some other cause. Your Stockton slip and fall attorney can be essential in gathering the evidence you will need to prove liability for your damages.
A property owner is responsible for the care and maintenance of their property, and this means ensuring the property does not pose any extraordinary safety risks to lawful guests and visitors. Lawful is an important distinction because a property owner has no duty of care to prevent harm to trespassers or intruders. Property owners are only required to ensure the safety of lawful guests they have invited onto their property for personal reasons, such as friends, family, and neighbors, as well as those with implied permission to enter for their own reasons, such as utility workers and mail carriers.
If you can prove that a property owner is liable for your slip and fall, an experienced Stockton slip and fall attorney can help hold them accountable for the full extent of damages you suffered from the incident. The attorneys at the Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, strive to help every client maximize their recovery, and the sooner you connect with our team, the more time we have to build your case. We have years of successful cases behind us because of the individualized approach we take to personal injury counsel. When you choose our firm to represent you, you can rest assured that you will have a responsive legal advocate readily available to answer questions and address concerns as they arise throughout your case.
A slip and fall claim is a type of personal injury claim filed under California’s premises liability laws. All personal injury claims must meet the statute of limitations, which is two years from the date an injury occurs. Failure to file your claim with the court within the two-year statute of limitations means losing your chance to recover compensation for your damages.
Every private property owner has a duty of care to ensure their property is safe for lawful guests and visitors. This means that if the property owner notices any hazard on their property that could foreseeably injure a lawful guest, they must either correct the problem immediately or post a clearly visible warning sign to prevent injury. Providing visitors with clear verbal warnings may also meet this obligation. Success with a slip and fall injury claim requires proving that a property owner failed to meet their duty of care to maintain reasonably safe premises in a manner that directly caused your injury.
Under the state’s personal injury laws, the plaintiff in a slip and fall injury claim has the right to seek full repayment of all economic losses they suffered because of a property owner’s negligence. These may include medical expenses and lost income, as well as future losses related to necessary ongoing medical care and lost earning capacity. Additionally, the plaintiff can seek pain and suffering compensation, and the state does not impose a limit on how much they can claim.
It is technically possible to file a slip and fall accident claim on your own, but you would face tremendous risk and challenge in attempting this. Even if you managed to succeed, you would be unlikely to win as much compensation as a good attorney could secure for you. Hiring legal counsel that you can trust allows you to focus on recovery while your legal team manages your case proceedings for you, and they can significantly streamline your recovery process.
It’s understandable to be concerned about the potential cost of hiring legal representation, but this is no cause for alarm if you choose the Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, to represent your case. Our firm accepts personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay for our representation after we win your case, and your fee is a percentage of the total compensation we recover for you.
The team at the Law Offices of David Davidi, APLC, has successfully helped many past clients recover from slip and fall accidents, and we are ready to put this experience to work for you in your impending claim. You have a limited time in which to pursue compensation for your losses, so contact us today and schedule your free consultation with a Stockton slip and fall attorney you can trust with your recovery efforts.