SLIP & FALLS ATTORNEYS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
The sudden loss of footing that leads to a slip and fall accident can be frightening. When you realize you’ve been injured, the incident becomes even more significant. Suddenly, many questions and concerns run through your mind: How will I recover? Was it my fault? Should I have known better? Who will pay for this? What’s my next step? A personal injury in Southern California can certainly lead to physical, emotional, and financial hardship for you and your family. Luckily, after a slip and fall accident, you have options.
Your best bet is to reach out to a team of personal injury attorneys. Here at The Pollard Firm, APC in Diamond Bar, we’ve helped clients throughout California uphold their rights and seek fair compensation after a slip and fall. Our lawyers have decades of combined experience standing on your side after an injury threatens to turn your life upside down. After a slip and fall, we’ll be there.
COMMON SLIP & FALL INJURY CASES
There are many conditions in which negligence causes slip and fall injuries. Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, other parties can be held accountable for the role they played in your injury. Let us help you pursue fair compensation after you’ve slipped and fallen due to these conditions and more:
Poor snow and ice removal
Inadequate lighting, both indoors and outdoors
Damaged sidewalks or walkways
Cords running across walkways
No handrail in stairways, platforms, or other areas
These types of conditions are likely to cause an accident if proper repairs have not been made, or if warnings have not been properly displayed. Dangerous premises are never acceptable. If you live anywhere in California, including LA County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Orange County, our attorneys can guide you in the process of holding these other parties liable for their actions.
WHAT IF I’M PARTIALLY TO BLAME FOR MY ACCIDENT?
If you were acting carelessly when your slip and fall occurred, you may still be able to recover some compensation. As personal injury claims are approached differently depending on the state, you need to understand how California treats these kinds of lawsuits.
California approaches personal injury claims through a system called ‘pure comparative fault.’ This means that monetary damages will generally be given out according to the percentage of each party’s fault. For example, if you slipped and fell on a wet floor in a restaurant, but you were running at the moment you fell, the court may find that you were 70% at fault. As a result, your overall settlement would be reduced by 70% to account for your level of responsibility in causing you to slip and fall. If the court awards you $10,000 in damages for your injuries, your compensation would be reduced by the percentage of your fault, entitling you to receive $3,000.
No matter your situation, we know that a slip and fall accident can be incredibly frustrating. We’re ready to help you build a strong foundation for your case and advocate on your side.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR SLIP & FALL INJURIES
After slipping and falling on a wet floor or other hazardous condition, you need to act fast. A ‘statute of limitation’ is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. In the state of California, you typically have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim, or else your case will be dismissed. In some instances, it can even be as short as six months. This statute of limitations applies to filing a lawsuit to recover compensation for personal property (like a cracked phone or broken watch) that was damaged in your slip and fall accident, as well as the injury itself.
You don't have forever to pursue compensation. It’s in your best interest to reach out to a slip and fall attorney as soon as possible. At The Pollard Firm, APC, we’ll listen carefully to your story, seek to understand the details of your situation, and fearlessly advocate for you after your accident.
SLIP & FALLS ATTORNEYS SERVING LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
No matter how it happened, a slip and fall can lead to intense pain—physically, emotionally, and financially. Let us help you get back on your feet. If you live in Pomona, San Bernardino, Riverside, or anywhere else in Southern California, get in touch with our slip and fall attorneys in Diamond Bar for a free consultation.