A slip and fall accident can result in serious injuries and these injuries can be very disruptive to your day to day life. Common types of injuries from slip and fall accidents can include:
- Broken bones
- Sprained wrists or ankles
- Knee or hip injuries
- Shoulder dislocation
- Back injuries
Each of these injuries can result in limited mobility and prevent you from going to work or participating in activities you would like to.
When you suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to receive financial compensation for your injuries. You can get this compensation by bringing a personal injury claim against the person or party responsible for your injuries. If you do choose to bring a personal injury claim for your slip and fall injuries, here are three things you will want to know:
- The owner/operator of the location you slipped can be held liable for your injuries--when you slip and fall on another person or company's property, the owner or operator of that property can be held responsible. This is called premise liability. To prove premise liability, you will need to show that the owner or operator created the hazard that caused you to slip and fall or that they should have known about a dangerous situation and failed to fix it, causing you to fall.
- Proving fault in a slip and fall premise liability case can be tricky--Slip and fall cases can be difficult to prove. An owner may try to blame you for the fall to escape liability. To help prove liability, it is important to get medical attention after your fall to document your injuries. If possible to do so safely, you can take pictures of the area where you fell to document the conditions--for example, water on the floor, or an uneven surface. All this information will be crucial to your personal injury case.
- It is important to talk to a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney--Bringing a personal injury claim for a slip and fall accident requires an understanding of how these cases work and what is required to prove liability. An experienced Southern California personal injury attorney can give you the assistance you need, from conducting an investigation on the cause of your injuries to filing your case, so that you can get the financial recovery you deserve. Suffering injuries in a slip and fall accident can be overwhelming, so having a knowledgeable attorney who can handle your personal injury claim can be extremely helpful.
Get Help With Your Slip and Fall Claim Today
At the Kann California Law Group, our attorneys have experience helping clients who have suffered injuries in all types of accidents, including slip and fall accidents. We understand that premise liability cases require necessary proof in order to show the owner or operator of the property was liable for your injuries and we will work hard to help you demonstrate this proof. We can answer your questions about premise liability claims and slip and fall injuries during a free case consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Contact us today online or by calling (888)744-7730.