Slip accidents are common and a leading cause of unintentional deaths. Most of these accidents are due to a property owner’s negligence in making their premises safe for users. If you have a slip accident, you should talk to our attorney at Avaness Law before negotiating with an insurance company to guide you on the way forward. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken or damaged staircases
- Lack of or broken handrails
- Defective escalators or elevators
- Uneven walking surfaces
- Food or drink spills
- Loose or torn carpets
- Lack of warnings about slippery or dangerous surfaces
- Loose wires or cords
- Falling objects
- Unstable surfaces
- Holes on walking surfaces
What Injuries Can Result From a Slip and Fall Accident?
A slip and fall accident could cause minor to major injuries depending on the surface texture, height, or the individual landing. Common injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bone fracture
- Soft tissue injury
- Spinal cord injury
Who is Liable for My Slip and Fall Injury?
A slip and fall can cause injuries that may be expensive to treat. You may also lose your livelihood if the injury prevents you from working normally. When this happens, you will need to seek compensation against the party responsible for your accident and injury. Our experienced attorney at Avaness Law will help ensure that the owner is liable for your damages if the following conditions hold:
- A dangerous condition existed on the property.
- The property owner was aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition.
- The owner, being aware, failed to correct the condition within a reasonable amount or warn persons entering the property of the condition.
- The dangerous condition was the immediate cause of your injury
Slip and Fall Settlement in California
According to the California Business Journal, you will get an average of $15,000 to $50,000 for slip and fall accidents. However, the minimum or maximum compensation depends on your injuries and their severity, with serious injuries attracting a higher settlement. Your negotiation skills will also play a significant role, which is why getting an attorney from Avaness Law is ideal for better compensation.
The state of California considers slip and fall accidents under premises liability. Hence, you must show that the other party’s negligence caused your accident to get compensation. Our experienced Avaness Law attorneys have the experience you need to effectively prove your case.
What is the Statute of Limitations for a Slip and Fall (Premise Liability) Claim in California?
Like other personal injury claims, you must submit your slip and fall claim within two years after the accident. Failure to meet the deadline could block you from filing a claim. Hence, hiring a lawyer remains ideal as they can follow up on your case as you focus on recovery.
Why you Should Hire the Avaness Law firm
Like any other accident, a slip and fall can result in injuries and financial implications. While you can pursue a claim, talking to a slip and fall attorney before your insurance is advisable. This is because insurance companies aim at maximizing their profits than paying out your slip and fall claims.
Failure to consult with an attorney could result in a settlement that fails to meet your expenses and damages in the long run. An attorney from the Avaness Law firm will investigate your case, calculate your damages, guide you through the claim process, and work with police reports, medical bills, and insurance claims to pursue the highest compensation. With our high success rate, you can rest assured that we will fight for your justice. Contact the experienced slip and fall attorneys from Avaness Law Firm today.