Slip and Fall Injuries
Everyone slips or falls at some point in their life. And most of the time, these little falls are no
one’s fault and do not result in serious injuries.
Other times, these slips and falls are more catastrophic and are caused by someone else’s
actions or negligence. When severe injuries happen in these cases, it is time to seek out our law
firm for help.
Our slip and fall injury lawyers are ready to assist you in getting the financial compensation you
are entitled to.
Types of Injuries That Can Happen When You Slip and Fall
Injuries from falling can happen just about anywhere, and the severity of your injuries will
depend on several factors.
Your age, the height at which you fall, the speed of your fall, and the type of surface you land
on, just to name a few.
With that in mind, here are some of the most common injuries someone might suffer when they
● Fractured or broken bones
● Spinal cord injuries
● Head trauma
● Brain bleeds or other injuries
● Severe bruising
● Internal bleeding
● Cuts or lacerations
*Note: You may not think your initial injuries are that serious, but it is always better to seek
medical attention after a severe fall. You may not be fully aware of the extent of your injuries
when they first happen.
Why You Should Hold the At-Fault Party Accountable for Your Slip and Fall
When you are harmed because of a property owner's negligence or someone’s purposeful
actions, they should be held responsible. Why should you incur the medical costs and lost
wages when your injuries were preventable?
Holding the at-fault party accountable will not only relieve your financial burden but will force the
responsible party to take stock of their actions.
Property owners will have to correct whatever hazard caused your injury, or the negligent party
will be forced to face their actions and correct them to ensure no one else is harmed again in
Steps To Take Following Your Slip and Fall Accident
You might be feeling a little embarrassed or upset after your fall. These feelings are perfectly
normal, but you have nothing to be ashamed of.
While it might be challenging, but you need to put those harsh feelings aside for a moment and
follow these actions after your fall.
● First, if you have not done so already, seek medical attention. Your health is the most
important thing here.
● Next, you need to notify the property owner that you injured yourself on their property.
This will provide the owner with knowledge that there are safety issues that need to be
addressed immediately. And this step will start the documentation process you will need
● If you can, take photos of the spot where you fell. Documentation is important here. You
do not want to risk the property owner trying to cover their tracks.
● Be sure to fully document the location, date, time, and other details you remember about
● Make a list of anyone who might have witnessed your accident.
Why You Should Contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer After Your Accident
You may be tempted to tackle your slip-and-fall case on your own. But this will likely lead to you
getting the short end of the financial stick.
While property owners and insurance agents may seem friendly and helpful, they are not on
your side. Their goal is to get you as little money as possible.
Insurers, in particular, are very good at using sneaky tactics to undermine you and prevent you
from getting the payout you deserve.
Some of their favorite underhanded tactics include:
● Claiming your injuries were caused by a preexisting condition.
● Blaming the fall on your actions solely.
● Tricking you into admitting fault for your fall.
● Getting you to sign waivers.
● Convincing you to agree to a quick cash settlement while you are too distressed from
your accident to think things through.
At our law firm, we understand what the insurance company is trying to do, and we know how to
combat all of their tactics. Our team will take the stress out of the legal process for you so you
can focus on getting better and getting your life back!
Insurance companies and property owners are not your friends. Our advice is to refer all
communications with the insurer or property owner to your attorney. And never sign anything or
give a recorded statement without your attorney present.
Slip and Fall Injury Frequently Asked Questions in California
How Hard Is It To Prove My Slip and Fall Case?
There is a good deal of factors that will contribute to your slip and fall case. But to be perfectly
honest, these types of claims can be a challenge to prove. If you have witnesses or video
evidence of your fall, your case becomes much easier to win. If these are missing, our team will
thoroughly investigate to gather as much information regarding your fall as possible to help
ensure a positive outcome for your suit.
What Type of Compensation Can I Expect to Win for My Slip and Fall Case?
It is difficult to put an exact number on what you can expect to be awarded for your slip and fall
case without more information. Many factors will contribute to your total compensation
settlement. If you contact our law firm, we can walk you through the lawsuit process and provide
suggestions for the amount of money you should go for.