Orange County Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer
When a slip or fall occurs because a property owner failed to take reasonable care to maintain a safe premises, the victim can pursue compensation for his or her damages through a personal injury claim. Shield Litigation, LLP is a slip & fall law firm in Santa Ana has handled cases throughout Orange County where the incident took place on private property, or within public or commercial property like a park or retail environment.
What are the Common Causes Slip and Fall Injuries? Slips and falls have a variety of causes. Causes that can be attributed to property owner negligence include:
- Broken steps and handrails;
- Wet and slippery floors;
- Debris on floors and walkways;
- Concealed potholes and outdoor tripping hazards;
- Unsecured wires;
- Unsecured carpets; and
- Uneven surfaces and sudden steps up or down into an area.
A property owner is expected to take reasonable care to repair hazards and when this is not possible, make sure all visitors to the property are aware of them so they can be avoided.
Sometimes, a slip and fall hazard is not an object a victim can trip over, but a dangerous condition on a property, like poor lighting that makes it impossible for visitors to see hazards.
Typical Injuries in a Slip and Fall – The injury a victim suffers in a slip or fall depends on a variety of factors, such as the height of the fall, the angle at which he or she landed, and his or her overall fitness level. In some cases, an injury sustained in a slip and fall can have long term complications or permanently disable the victim.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Damages Through a Slip and Fall Claim
After a fall, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as you can. Although you might not feel injured at the time of the fall, you could have suffered an invisible injury or an injury that will become worse if it goes untreated.
Once you have received medical care, discuss your grounds for a personal injury claim with the experienced slip & fall lawyers at Shield Litigation, LLP. Through a personal injury claim, you can seek compensation for: Your medical expenses; Your lost wages; and Your pain and suffering expenses.
You will need to support your claim with evidence that shows that your accident and subsequent injury were caused by a property owner’s negligence. This means that you must show that the property owner failed to take safety precautions or warn you about hazards that another property owner would reasonably have done.
Work with an Experienced Santa Ana Slip and Fall Lawyer
A slip and fall can leave you suffering from long term, even permanent complications. The attorneys at Shield Litigation are experienced slip & fall lawyers in Santa Ana who serve injured clients & their families throughout Orange County, Anaheim, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove and the surrounding areas. If you are facing substantial expenses because of your injury, contact our team at Shield Litigation LLP today to schedule your initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We are here to help you secure the compensation you deserve – if you do not recover compensation, we do not get paid for handling your case. Call 714-728-3385 now to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.