Oakland Slip and Fall Lawyers
When you are out walking around or going for a jog, you don’t usually pay too much attention to your feet. You watch where you’re going, but you also have a lot of other things to vying for your attention, especially if you are in a hurry or looking for items on shelves. It is natural to see certain obvious hazards, like a step up or down, but not notice subtle hazards, like a clear liquid on the ground. It is these types of dangers that cause slip and fall accidents.
If you or a loved one were injured in a slip, trip, stumble and fall, call our Oakland slip and fall lawyers right away. We know how difficult these situations can be. Falls can lead to serious injuries, including broken bones, head trauma, and in the most severe cases, spinal cord damage.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are experienced in handling all types of slip and fall cases, including those that cause catastrophic injuries. We help all of our fall accident clients pursue full and fair compensation for their injuries. Overall, we are proud to have helped more than 5,000 personal injury and wrongful death clients win over $300 million in settlements and court awards.
To schedule your free consultation with us, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
Our Oakland Slip and Fall Attorneys Can Help You With Your Case
Slip and falls happen for all sorts of reasons. After you or a relative suffer an injury in a fall, we recommend contacting our veteran premises liability attorneys. We will begin by conducting a thorough investigation. We will gather photos of the property in question, eyewitness accounts, accident reports, and any other available evidence.
We may recommend filing a premises liability lawsuit right away. Through the discovery phase of litigation, we can gather additional evidence, including records regarding who was on duty at the business at the time of the accident, property maintenance, and previous slip and fall accidents.
By analyzing all of the available evidence, we can establish that the business or individual property owner was responsible for the property defect or hazard that caused your slip and fall accident. We also may be able to prove the property owner had actual knowledge of the hazard or, based on their records, should have been aware of the hazard. We will seek to establish that due to actual or constructive knowledge of the danger, the property owner should have fixed the issue, warned you about it, or made the dangerous area inaccessible.
Slip and Fall Compensation
Once we establish the property owner’s liability, we will put forth evidence regarding the type and severity of your injury and the extent of your physical and emotional pain and suffering. This is how we will maximize the compensation you may receive through an insurance settlement or court award.
We will fight for you to receive compensation for your:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Income
- Other Injury-related Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Reduced Quality of Life
- Loss of Consortium
- Lower Earning Capacity
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Oakland
Our Oakland slip and fall lawyers have years of experience handling claims arising from:
- Spilled food and beverages
- Foreign substances
- Pooled water
- Recently mopped or waxed floors
- Loose or rippled carpeting
- Mats or rugs without non-slip backing
- Cords or debris in the walkway
- Poor lighting
- Broken or uneven stairs
Was Your Slip and Fall on Public or Private Property?
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we address slip and fall claims that occurred on public or private property. Private property is anything owned by a non-government entity. Public property is owned by the federal government or a state or local entity.
Private spaces include:
- Individual residences
- Apartment and condominium complexes
- Office buildings
- Doctor and dentists’ offices
- Parking garages
- Grocery stores
- Convenience stores
- Gas stations
- Malls and retail stores
- Private pools
- Movie theaters and entertainment venues
If an individual or business was responsible for the property, we may recommend filing a lawsuit against that party. However, we may focus more on negotiating a settlement with the person’s homeowner’s insurance provider or with the business’s liability insurance provider. Many slip and fall accidents are settled through an insurance payout.
Public spaces include:
- Parking lots
- Roads and streets
- Bike and running paths
- Public pools
- Government offices
If you were injured on public property, it is important to call us right away. When you need to make an accident and injury claim against a municipality, you have a much shorter window. The deadline may be only a couple of months from the date of the incident, and if your time frame passes, you lose the opportunity to demand compensation.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS Today
If you are ready to learn more about your rights and legal options after a slip and fall in Oakland, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. We can take your call 24/7.