A California slip and fall is covered under an area of civil law known as premises liability. Although these types of accidents may seem cut and dry — you slip, you fall, you get paid for your injuries — they’re not always easy to prove. Read on to learn what California slip and fall victims need to know.
First things, first
- You must file your injury claim before the statute of limitations runs. Generally speaking, an accident victim must file a claim within two years of the date of the injury. In California, there is a two year statute of limitation for these sorts of accidents, with exceptions for certain fact patterns. Discuss these exceptions with your experienced accident lawyer.
- The defendant and / or their insurance company will argue that the accident was your fault. Although there is a standard that states that property owners or managers knew or should have known about a hazard and taken reasonable steps to protect others, that doesn’t mean they will go down without a fight. The defendant will likely argue that you are at least partially responsible for the slip and fall. If you’re unable to prove otherwise, you may not get full or any compensation for your injuries. This is where you need the skill and experienced of a top injury lawyer.
Don’t Face the Insurance Company or Defendant Alone
Insurance companies are out for themselves and always considering their bottom line. This means that as a slip and fall accident victim, the insurance company or the defendant may not treat you fairly. They may not want to pay for any of your medical expenses or compensate you for what happened. Don’t face the insurance company or the defendant alone. An experienced slip and fall accident attorney can help protect your legal rights. They can also help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. They can also help you prepare for the likely defenses that the insurance company or defendant may assert to protect themselves.
For a free, no obligation consultation, contact the slip and fall injury attorneys at Ghozland Law firm today.