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Orange County Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers

Orange County Slip and Fall Lawyers

At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we handle all types of accident and injury claims, from the most mundane to the rare, complex, and contentious. One of the most common claims we handle is neither exciting nor rare: slip and falls. We often receive calls from individuals who slipped, tripped, or stumbled on another person or business’s property and were injured in the fall. A slip and fall accident is a type of premises liability claim. Property owners, or the property managers or tenants, are responsible for maintains their property to a certain standard. The premises should be reasonably safe for guests or customers. When the property owner fails to inspect and maintain their property, hazards arise that can lead to slip and fall or trip and fall accidents. Whether or not you are sure of your claim after a fall on someone else’s property, give us a call. Our Orange County slip and fall lawyers will thoroughly investigate your circumstances, advise you on your rights, and when appropriate, fight for you to receive full and fair compensation. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are proud of the results we have obtained for our clients in California. We have helped more than 5,000 clients win over $300 million in settlements and court awards. To talk with us about your call, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS. We offer free consultations.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Orange County

Common causes of slip, trip, or stumble and fall accidents include:

  • Spilled food, beverages, and other substances
  • Garbage, debris, or other items on the floor
  • Standing water
  • Recently mopped or waxed floors
  • Flooring without mats or rugs
  • Maps or rugs without non-slip backing
  • Loose, uneven, or missing floorboards or tiles
  • Stairs without non-slip materials
  • Loose or uneven stairs
  • Dim lighting or lack of lighting
  • Loose or missing handrails

What to do After a Slip and Fall

If you were injured in a slip and fall, or you were with a friend or relative when they fell, we recommend you take these steps: Inform the property owner (or manager of the establishment) that you fell;

  • Call the police to make sure an accident report is filed;
  • Take photos and video of the area where you fell paying special attention to the hazard;
  • Ask for the names of the property owner, tenant, or manager and their contact info;
  • Ask for the names and contact info for the employees on duty at the time;
  • If any witnesses stuck around, ask for their names and contact info;
  • Get medical attention as soon as you can;
  • Do not continue to wear the shoes you were wearing at the time, but save them as evidence; and
  • Call an Orange County slip and fall lawyer for advice.

Common Places Orange County Slip and Fall Accidents Occur

One of the most common places where slip and falls occur is the grocery store. We routinely receive calls from shoppers who slipped and fell, suffering a serious injury, because the grocery store failed to clean up a spill or did not place a warning sign in a wet area. Our Orange County slip and fall attorneys are highly experienced in investigating and resolving these claims. We know to look into the store’s history of slip and fall accidents. We know to look at who was on duty that day and whether the employees and managers on duty inspected and maintained the aisles as they should have. Another commonplace for slip and fall accidents is sidewalks and other outdoor spaces. This type of claim can be tricky because many sidewalks are not privately owned. Many sidewalks are the property of a municipality, which means you need to pursue a claim against a town, city, or county. Our slip and fall lawyers in Orange County are prepared to do this. We know how to pursue injury claims against government entities, including the tight deadlines and highly specific processes. That being said, if you were hurt on a home’s walkway, we can represent you in a claim against the homeowner. In most cases, we will pursue compensation from the homeowner’s insurance or renter’s insurance policy. However, not all slip and fall accidents happen in grocery stores or on sidewalks. Other common places for slip and falls to occur include:

  • Convenience stores
  • Gas stations
  • Parking lots and garages
  • Apartment buildings
  • Condos
  • High rises
  • Hotels and motels
  • Single-family homes
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Marinas
  • Boats
  • Retail stores
  • Big box stores
  • Malls
  • Office buildings
  • Movie theaters
  • Sports stadiums
  • Pools
  • Playgrounds

Let us Pursue Fair Compensation For Your Slip and Fall Injuries

When a negligent property owner is responsible for your slip and fall injuries, let us help you obtain compensation that can help you move forward. Through an insurance claim or premises liability lawsuit, we will demand that you are compensated for your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Injury-related expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Lower quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

To learn more about a slip and fall claim, contact us online or call 1-800-GO-HARRIS.