Palo Alto Slip and Fall Attorneys
Palo Alto Slip and Fall Attorneys
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we know how much a slip and fall injury can impact your life. In addition to suffering from serious injuries like broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and soft tissue sprains, you are likely accruing astronomical medical bills and other accident-related expenses. Fortunately, our attorneys know what it takes to pursue compensation for our slip and fall clients. Thousands of victims have turned to us for guidance and we have earned hundreds of five-star reviews on Google for our compassionate legal services. Call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS today. If you cannot make it to our Palo Alto office for a consultation, we will come to you.
Types of Claims Our Palo Alto Slip and Fall Attorneys Handle
- Weather-related slip and falls
- Poolside slip and falls
- Falls caused by freshly mopped floors (without the appropriate warning signs)
- Slip and falls caused by spilled liquids
- Falls due to a lack of adequate handrails on a stairwell
- Falls due to deferred maintenance, like rotted decking or collapsing stairwells
- Falls on public walkways and parking lots
- Slip and falls on public property
- Slip and falls on commercial premises
- Slip and falls on residential premises
Compensation for A Slip and Fall Accident
Before filing a premises liability lawsuit, your lawyer may first try to settle with the responsible party’s insurance company. 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
- Reduced quality of life
If we are unable to work with the insurer to secure a favorable settlement, your lawyer may discuss the potential benefits and risks of filing a lawsuit to pursue compensation for your medical bills and other related expenses. This is a legal action called a “premises liability” lawsuit and typically involves suing the owner or manager of the property where you were injured. To prevail in a premises liability case, you will need to prove that the property was in an unreasonably dangerous or hazardous condition at the time of your accident. Your lawyer will likely seek records of the property’s maintenance and inspection history to show whether – and how often – the premises have undergone a safety check. If the evidence shows that the owner or manager of the property failed to abide by the required safety and maintenance protocol, you may have a claim in premises liability. For instance, if you tripped on torn carpet in a hotel lobby, your lawyer may try to prove 1) that it was the hotel manager’s responsibility to regularly check the lobby for any deferred maintenance, 2) that he or she failed to do so, and 3) this failure led to your slip and fall accident. If you can successfully prove these three prongs, you may have a leg to stand on in court. An experienced personal injury attorney will know what evidence will best bolster your claim.
Discuss Your Claim with An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Today.
A hazardous condition on a property may put your safety in jeopardy. When this happens, call us. Our personal injury lawyers have a strong track record of helping slip and fall victims recover compensation for their injuries and stand ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve. 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. Call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a complimentary case review. If you are unable to travel to our office for a consultation, we will come to you.