Modesto Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
Modesto Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one suffered a fall on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our Modesto personal injury attorneys can help you by investigating the incident, identifying the liable parties, and advising you of your rights and recovery options. We are experienced litigators who know what it takes to pursue substantial awards for our slip and fall clients. More than 5,000 victims have turned to us for guidance and we have earned hundreds of five-star reviews on Google for our aggressive, effective legal services. Call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to speak with someone on our team.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Modesto
- Spilled food, beverages, and other substances
- Slick floors due to mopping or waxing
- Mats or rugs lacking appropriate backing
- Lack of mats or rugs to prevent slipping on slick floors
- Poorly lit areas
- Cords and debris on the ground
- Broken or uneven stairways
- Loose or torn carpet
- Lack of adequate handrails
- Lack of appropriate warnings for potential hazards
What to Do After a Slip and Fall
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, or you were with someone when he or she fell, it is vital to act quickly before critical evidence vanishes or is removed from the scene. Because key evidence can be erased or forgotten, it is critical to gather as much information as possible at the accident scene. In addition to gathering this information on your own, however, be sure to contact an experienced injury attorney to help you preserve your claim. To recover, you must prove that the property owner violated a duty of care he or she owed you. Under California law, property owners and occupiers owe one another the duty to keep a property in a reasonably safe condition. This means they must regularly inspect, repair, and maintain the property and when a potential hazard arises, they must provide an adequate warning. In proving liability on the part of a property owner or manager, your attorney will gather the following types of evidence, among others:
- Police reports
- Surveillance videos
- Eyewitness testimony
- Photos of the accident scene
- The property owner’s business and maintenance records
Your attorney will use this evidence to determine whether the property defect previously existed, how long it persisted prior to your accident, and whether the property owner or occupier actually knew or (should have known) about the defect.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Accident
After a serious accident, our personal injury attorneys may recommend filing a premises liability lawsuit. Through the process, we will gather additional evidence in the form of business records, including whether – and how often – a site has been inspected, cleaned, or repaired. We will also collect records regarding whether similar incidents have occurred on the premises. Our Modesto personal injury attorneys know how challenging a slip and fall case can be. In addition to suffering from serious injuries, you are likely facing astronomical medical bills. Speak with us about seeking reimbursement for your medical expenses as well as compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. Through the insurance claims process, our lawyers will pursue compensation for your:
- Medical expenses,
- Lost wages,
- Physical pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress,
- Reduced or lost earning capacity, and
- Reduced quality of life.
Discuss Your Case with a Modesto Slip and Fall Attorney
Sometimes, a slip and fall accident is just that: an accident. However, at times, a hazardous condition on a property may put your safety in jeopardy. When this happens, our legal team is here to help. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident and believe that the property owner, manager, or tenant may be responsible, contact us right away. If you cannot make it to our office for an initial free consultation, we will come to you. Call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a complimentary case review.