At Mendez & Sanchez, our lawyers understand the significant impact that a slip and fall accident can have on a victim's life. The victim of a slip and fall can suffer 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. However, if the accident resulted from the negligence of a property owner, a slip and fall victim may have legal options available to him or her. The individual may be qualified to seek a legal claim that can lead to payment of all medical costs and compensation for the victim's lost wages, pain and suffering and even more.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip, trip and fall in San Gabriel or elsewhere in California, you can talk with a lawyer from Mendez & Sanchez, today and learn more about the options available to you.
Should You Hire a Lawyer After a Slip & Fall Accident in San Gabriel?
You might be stressed over your ability to afford an attorney to handle your slip and fall case. However, at Mendez & Sanchez, we will charge no legal fees or case costs unless we get a financial recovery for you. We do not want cost concerns to prevent you from obtaining the legal help you deserve.
Our team believes an attorney can play a vital role in your claim, particularly when dealing with insurance companies. The truth is that the insurance providers will attempt to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, emotional and financial damage you have experienced. An attorney will be focused on protecting you as well as your interests.
A San Gabriel premises liability lawyer at Mendez & Sanchez, will:
We are a law practice that is passionate about pursuing outcomes that will truly make a difference in the lives of our clients in San Gabriel and across California.
What Must You Prove in a Slip & Fall Claim in California?
A slip and fall accident is a type 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 recuperate damages in an California slip and fall case, you typically have to show:
As you contemplate whether you have the power to bring a slip and fall claim, you will need to ask yourself several key questions, including:
What Compensation Can I Receive for a Slip & Fall Injury?
A slip and fall accident can cause a wide range of severe injuries, including fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to consult with a lawyer that will seek maximum compensation for the damage you have experienced, including:
A property owner's insurance company might attempt to place blame on you for your slip and fall accident. For instance, the insurance provider may claim that you tripped, slipped and fell because of an "open and obvious" risk that you should have recognized or did something else that was negligent.
In California, you could be denied from recuperating anything if you were more than 50 percent responsible for your injury. Otherwise, your damages would be decreased by a quantity that is proportional to the percentage of fault credited to you.
Your legal representative from Mendez & Sanchez, will aggressively counter any type of unfounded claims made by a property owner's insurance company and work hard to protect your legal rights.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on a Premises Liability Case in California?
It is essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you are injured in a slip and fall accident. A lawyer has to take steps immediately to preserve evidence and start the process of bringing a case against the property owner.
A slip and fall claim, like other personal injury claims in California, needs to be submitted within two years after an accident has taken place. This is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, you could be barred from seeking a claim. A California slip and fall attorney at Mendez & Sanchez, will make sure your claim is timely and properly submitted.
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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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