Slip and fall accidents are a type of premises liability claim in California. In slip and fall cases, to be entitled to any claims the accident must be because of another person’s negligence. Slip and falls occur for many reasons including, spills, leaks, uneven floors, construction sites, and most commonly the failure to put hazard signs.
In California all property owners have a “duty to care” they must follow. Duty to care means that the property should not present any danger and if it does impose danger on anyone, the property owner is responsible for the damages. This means that, for example, when a fall happens inside of a grocery store the grocery store owner is responsible for any damages you sustain as a result of the fall. If you are involved in a slip and fall due to a hazardous condition on another’s property, you may be eligible to file a premises liability claim.
Slip and fall accidents occur daily. Some of these accidents can have severe outcomes. If your slip and fall accident was caused by the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of another party you may be eligible for financial recovery. Forward Law Group can represent you in your slip and fall case to ensure that you receive the recovery you deserve.
An attorney, like those at Forward Law Group, will be able to provide evidence that your slip and fall was related to the property owners negligence and failure to provide duty of care. The damages you can recover from a slip and fall case include medical bills, lost wages, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. Forward Law Group will go the lengths to be sure you receive fair compensation and all damages are properly accounted for in your settlement.
In slip and fall cases the following evidence is useful to prove the negligence of the property owner or responsible party: video footage of the fall, doctor notes, witness statements, and expert witness testimonies given by experts that specialize in slip and fall cases. At Forward Law Group, we know how to prepare and examine evidence to ensure the responsible party is held accountable for your damages.
Slip and fall cases are categorized as a personal injury, therefore, they fall under the same statute of limitations that personal injury cases fall. In a slip and fall case, the injured party has two years from the date of the injury to settle the case or file a lawsuit for the fall. The statute of limitations for property damaged in a slip and fall is three years vs the two year limit for personal injuries. Property that may be damaged as a result of your fall can include electronics, cellphone, or your watch. The timeframe to file a slip and fall becomes shorter when your fall happens on property owned by the government. For example, if you were to fall due to an uneven sidewalk, you have only six months from the date of your fall to file a claim.
Forward Law Group is familiar and experienced in slip and fall cases. We will be sure to get you the recovery you deserve for the injuries you sustained due to another person's negligence. We will ensure you receive the proper care from experienced medical professionals without stressing about your medical bills. At Forward Law Group, we are dedicated to providing you with the best care and legal representation to recover from your injuries and receive monetary compensation. Call Forward Law Group to discuss your slip and fall case and hear what we can do for you!