California Slip & Fall Lawyers
At Silva Injury Law, we understand how painful it can be to go through a slip-and-fall accident. You may be trying to recover from severe injuries while also wondering how you can recover the costs involved.
Our attorneys are here to help you file your slip-and-fall claim. Reach out to one of our California slip & fall lawyers for assistance today.
Common Slip-And-Fall Injuries
There are multiple slip-and-fall injuries that take place frequently. If you are suffering as a result of a slip-and-fall accident, it is to your benefit to contact an attorney. Our California slip & fall lawyers can help advocate for you.
It is, unfortunately, possible that severe neck injuries can occur in a slip-and-fall accident. Neck damage can include a strain, sprain, or a broken bone in the neck. Neck pain can also be a sign of an injury to the spinal cord.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Damage to the spinal cord can take place in a slip-and-fall accident. Most often, this type of injury is due to a fall from a ladder, stairs, or steps. Spinal cord damage can seriously affect your ability to do daily activities and your ability to work.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Slip-and-fall accidents can also result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This can take place due to the severe impact caused by falling onto the floor. Many patients with this condition will require surgery. It is possible for various disabilities to result from this kind of injury, including issues with sensory perception.
A slip-and-fall can cause temporary or permanent facial trauma. Facial injuries can include bruises, misaligned teeth, vision changes, and bone fractures. There could be damage to the upper jaw, lower jaw, eye sockets, nose, or other areas of the face.
Ongoing, long-lasting pain can result from any slip-and-fall injury. This chronic pain can last for years or a lifetime. One way this pain can manifest is in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), which can be acute or chronic. Consider contacting an attorney for assistance in recovering compensation for CRPS.
Ankle and Knee Injuries
It is crucial that you reach out to one of our California slip & fall attorneys after your accident. We can help you recover the compensation you need.
Typical Causes Of Slip-And-Fall Accidents
Multiple hazards can cause a slip-and-fall and resulting injuries.
An electrical cord not correctly secured to a walkway or aisle can cause a person to fall and suffer injuries. Workers should not place cables across walkways. And they should stabilize and tape down the wires if they have to be in the aisles or floors.
A wet floor in a grocery store or other business is also a common cause of slip-and-fall accidents. This could involve puddles or spilled food or beverage items that staff did not correctly clean up.
If there is not enough lighting, this can result in severe slip-and-fall injuries as well. For example, if a stairway has little lighting, someone might fall and break a bone or sustain another severe injury.
Ice and Snow
Some slip-and-falls can result from ice and snow on surfaces that have not been adequately salted or shoveled. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to recover compensation if you slipped and fell on ice or snow.
Defective or Broken Ladders
Sometimes, a broken ladder or one with product defects can also cause a slip-and-fall accident. In this case, it may be possible that you can hold the manufacturers or others liable.
Determining Liability For Slip-And-Fall Injuries
In the case of a slip-and-fall injury, there is often negligence on the part of the other party. To prove liability, you will typically have to prove negligence.
The liability of the parties depends on the relationship between the plaintiff and the defendant. Each defendant will have a unique duty of care to you as the plaintiff. There are several different relationships that may be possible, and a slip-and-fall can occur just about anywhere.
A Slip-and-Fall on a Public Road
If you slip and fall on a government road, you will have to file suit against the municipality. This would likely be a claim for negligence. If you suffer an injury in front of a residence, however, you would likely file against the property owner.
A Slip-And-Fall at a Business
If you slipped and fell at a place of business such as a restaurant or grocery store, the business owner might be liable under a theory of premises liability.
A Slip-And-Fall at Someone’s Home
If you slip and injure yourself as a guest at a friend’s home, the homeowner could be held responsible. Reach out to our attorneys for further information on how to file your claim.
Slip-and-Fall Due to Product Defect
If a defective product caused your fall, you may have a claim under a theory of product liability. You may be able to sue the manufacturer, seller, or others responsible for the product’s design, manufacture, or distribution.
The California Statute Of Limitations
It is essential that you understand the statute of limitations in California in the case of a slip and fall. The statute of limitations is the deadline that you have to file a particular claim. According to California law, you will generally have two years to file any personal injury claim, including a slip-and-fall claim. There are some exceptions, however, that may apply depending on your circumstances.
Consider contacting our attorneys at Silva Injury Law if you have questions about the time limitation for your claim. We can help you ensure that you file a slip-and-fall claim in a timely manner.
HOW OUR FIRM CAN HELP YOU
If you are suffering due to a severe injury, contact our California slip & fall attorneys today. We can work to help you recover the compensation you need. Our attorney Michael Joe Silva has experience at every level of the litigation process and has conducted multiple jury and court trials.
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