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Costa Mesa Slip and Fall Attorneys
The injuries suffered in a slip and fall can be absolutely devastating. Broken bones, brain trauma, back injuries—the cost of medical care can be exorbitant, and if you are unable to work, you may be losing sleep due to the stress that comes with having an uncertain financial future. Our slip and fall attorneys in Costa Mesa are here to help you pursue compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you have suffered.
The property owner, occupier, or another party may be liable for your healthcare costs, lost income, physical pain, mental suffering, and other damages. Our lawyers can help you fight for the highest possible settlement, and if the opposing party refuses to settle, we won’t hesitate to file a lawsuit and proceed to litigation.
You can schedule a free consultation by calling 1-800-GO-HARRIS. If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, a member of our team will come to you.
Will My Slip and Fall Case Go to Trial?
Most premises liability claims do not go to trial. In fact, it’s common for these cases to reach a settlement before a lawsuit is even filed. Generally speaking, if you have strong evidence to support your claim, then settling would likely be in the best interests of everyone involved since litigation can be time-consuming and comes with added costs.
There are, however, certain factors that can increase the chances that your case will end up in trial. Examples include:
- The Extent of Your Damages: Did you suffer a long-term or permanent disability? Will you need ongoing medical care? Has the injury affected your income-earning capacity? The severity of your injury will influence the value of the damages incurred, and the greater your damages, the more incentive the insurer will have to challenge your case.
- Whether Fault Is Shared by Multiple Parties: If multiple parties share fault, there’s no guarantee that they will agree on how liability is apportioned. This can result in a dispute that has the potential to lead to litigation and eventually to trial.
- The Strength of Your Evidence: The weaker your evidence, the higher the chance may be that the opposing party will dispute your claim. This is why it is so important to hire a Costa Mesa slip and fall lawyer who has handled cases like yours. Such an attorney will know the kinds of evidence needed to build your claim and will understand the importance of conducting an immediate investigation. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys have many decades of combined experience handling slip and fall cases.
- Whether You Made a Critical Error: If you do or say anything that leads to a dispute, there’s a chance your case will end up in court. To reduce the likelihood of this happening, direct all correspondence from the insurance company to your lawyer, stay off social media, visit a doctor immediately after the injury, and follow the instructions of your healthcare providers.
Sometimes just hiring a seasoned trial attorney can reduce the chances of your case actually going to trial. This is because the insurance company may want to avoid litigation if they’re going up against a highly accomplished and well-credentialed trial lawyer. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have extensive trial experience, which has earned us the respect of insurance adjusters throughout California.
Will Expert Witnesses Play a Role in My Case?
Maybe. Various experts may help your attorney build the claim, and if your case proceeds to discovery, their deposition might play an integral role in strengthening your case. For example, your lawyer might consult with medical experts when determining the total cost of your healthcare. The input of such experts would be especially valuable if you are not expected to make a full recovery and will require ongoing care.
An economist may also be asked to assist with the settlement calculations and to provide deposition regarding the value of lost income and future wages. If your injury prevents you from returning to the same profession, your Costa Mesa slip and fall attorney might depose a vocational expert.
Speak with a Costa Mesa Slip and Fall Lawyer Today
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have a tireless dedication to getting our clients fairly compensated without any unnecessary delays. We can help you avoid mistakes and prepare to counter the disputes that are most likely to arise. With many years of experience in premises liability cases, our team knows what it takes to win substantial settlements and verdicts for slip and fall victims.
Because we work on a contingency fee basis, we don’t charge any attorneys’ fees unless the case is resolved in your favor. To set up a free case evaluation, send us a message on our Contact Page or call 1-800-GO-HARRIS.