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Mendez and Sanchez - Slip & Fall Attorneys in Montebello, California

At Mendez & Sanchez, our lawyers recognize the significant impact that a slip and fall accident can have on a victim's life. The victim of a slip and fall can sustain painful injuries, face high medical expenses for emergency and long-term treatment as well as be unable to work and earn income for an extended period of time. However, if the accident resulted from the negligence of a property owner, a slip and fall victim might have legal options available to him or her. The victim might be qualified to seek a legal claim that can lead to reimbursement of all medical costs and compensation for the victim's lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip, trip and fall in Montebello or elsewhere in California, you can talk with a legal representative from Mendez & Sanchez, today and learn more about the choices available to you.

Should You Hire a Lawyer After a Slip & Fall Accident in Montebello?

You might be stressed over your ability to pay for an attorney to handle your slip and fall case. However, at Mendez & Sanchez, we will charge no legal fees or case costs unless we obtain a financial recuperation for you. We do not want cost concerns to prevent you from getting the legal assistance you need.

We believe an attorney can play a vital role in your case, particularly when dealing with insurance providers. The reality is that the insurance providers will try to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, psychological and financial harm you have endured. An attorney will be focused on protecting you and your interests.

A Montebello premises liability lawyer at Mendez & Sanchez, will:

  • Thoroughly examine your slip and fall and build the toughest case possible.
  • Consult with professionals that will help us to understand why your slip and fall took place, who should be held responsible as well as what medical care and treatment you will need to recover from your injuries.
  • Submit all claims on your behalf in a prompt and proper manner.
  • Aggressively pursue a settlement that completely compensates you for your losses or take your case to court (if necessary).
  • Structure any type of award you obtain to make sure that it maximizes your compensation and guarantees you will get the medical care you need in the future.

We are a law practice that is passionate about pursuing results that will truly make a difference in the lives of our clients in Montebello and across California.

What Must You Prove in a Slip & Fall Case in California?

A slip and fall accident is a kind of premises liability case. It can be brought against any kind of property owner or occupier, including a private homeowner, store or other business or a local, state or federal government.

To recoup damages in an California slip and fall case, you generally have to show:

  • A condition on the property presented an unreasonable threat of harm to you. Hazards that might cause a person to slip, trip and fall consist of:
  • Broken or uneven pavement on walkways or in parking lots
  • Snowy, icy or wet floors and walkways
  • Ripped, torn or loose rugs and carpets
  • Liquids spilled on floors
  • Broken or uneven stairways
  • Poor lighting in hallways, stairwells, or outside walkways
  • Holes in the ground or objects sticking out of the ground
  • Broken, missing or loose handrails
  • Defective escalators or elevators
  • The property owner knew or, in the exercise of normal care, should have known of both the condition and injury possibility. Essentially, the owner or occupier had "actual notice" based on seeing the slip and fall hazard or creating the hazard or "constructive notice" based on the hazard being there long enough that the owner or occupier should have seen it.
  • The property owner might have reasonably anticipated that you would not have discovered or recognized the danger or would fail to protect yourself against the risk. For example, you would not have known that an office building lobby was slippery because it had recently been mopped.
  • The property owner failed to take reasonable measures to protect you by either repairing the hazard or providing you a proper warning regarding it.
  • As a result of the property owner's negligence, you suffered injuries.

As you consider whether you have the power to bring a slip and fall case, you will need to ask yourself a number of key questions, including:

  • If you tripped or slipped, had the dangerous area been there long enough so that the owner should have known about it?
  • If there once was a good reason for the object to be there but that reason no longer exists, could the object have been removed?
  • Was there a more secure place the object could have been located without much greater inconvenience or expense to the property owner?
  • Could a simple barrier have been made or a caution given to prevent you from slipping or tripping?
  • Did insufficient or damaged lighting contribute to the accident?

What Compensation Can I  Acquire for a  Slip & Fall Injury?

A slip and fall accident can lead to a variety of serious injuries, including fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries as well as traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to consult with a law firm that will pursue maximum reimbursement for the damage you have experienced, including:

  • Past and also future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

A property owner's insurance company may attempt to place blame on you for your slip and fall accident. For instance, the insurer may allege that you tripped, slipped and fell due to an "open and obvious" hazard that you should have recognized or did something else that was negligent.

In California, you could be barred from recuperating anything if you were more than 50 percent responsible for your injury. Otherwise, your damages would be reduced by an amount that is proportional to the percentage of fault credited to you.

Your lawyer from Mendez & Sanchez, will aggressively counter any kind of unfounded claims made by a property owner's insurance company and work hard to defend your legal rights.

What is the Statute of Limitations on a Premises Liability Claim in California?

It is important to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible if you are hurt in a slip and fall accident. An attorney has to take steps immediately to preserve proof and begin the process of bringing a case against the property owner.

A slip and fall claim, like other personal injury lawsuits in California, must be submitted within two years after an accident has occurred. This is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, you could be denied from pursuing a claim.

A California slip and fall lawyer at Mendez & Sanchez, will ensure your claim is prompt and correctly submitted.

OUR SLIP & FALL ACCIDENT AND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN MONTEBELLO ARE AVAILABLE 24 HR A DAY TO TAKE YOUR CALL. FOR A FREE CONSULTATION, CALL US AT (323) 838 - 1444.

Testimonials

"Michael was an outstanding attorney. He always made sure to keep me in the loop with my case and worked nonstop to help get the outcome I deserved. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs only the best lawyer and I will definitely return to him again in the future!"

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"Super professional, friendly staff. The team was so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire legal process of my car accident. I highly recommend using them!"

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"Very professional and diligent. Got my case resolved in a timely manner and communicated with my throughout the process of my case."

Brian Altnis

"Wow! Michael Sanchez got me more money than I thought I would ever get. He's confident and a shark yet kind with his clients. I highly recommend."

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"My fiancé had a successful case with this firm. Under the circumstances, Mendez & Sanchez, attorneys and staff made this a pleasant experience. Staff was respectful, genuine, and all around a great fit for the case and my fiancé. This firm comes highly recommended!"

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Areas We Serve

Victorville

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San Bernardino

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While other firms just handle your bodily injury claim, we offer a complimentary full-service package where we will also handle your property damage for no fee!

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