San Marcos Slip and Fall Attorneys
San Marcos Slip and Fall Attorneys
Did you recently suffer a fall on someone else’s property? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we know what it takes to pursue compensation for our slip and fall clients. Throughout the years, thousands of victims have turned to us for guidance in the wake of slip and fall accidents and we have earned hundreds of five-star reviews on Google for our compassionate legal services. Call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team.
What is A “Duty of Care?”
In California, property owners and managers of premises owe a duty of care to all visitors. A breach of the duty of care owed to another party is called “negligence.” In slip and fall cases, evidence of negligence may include things like surveillance footage, photos of the hazard that caused the fall, eyewitness depositions, incident reports, records of similar past accidents, and property maintenance records. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, it is vital to act quickly to preserve evidence. Particularly in slip and fall cases that involve physical evidence like a torn rug or liquid spill, it’s easy to erase evidence, and adverse parties often do so. To reduce this risk, be sure to inform the manager on site of what happened, and call the police to secure an incident report. You can also contact eyewitnesses to obtain their written accounts of what happened.
Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Accident
After a slip and fall accident, a personal injury lawyer may recommend filing a lawsuit for a legal action called “premises liability.” This is essentially a claim against a property owner or manager for a defective condition which, in turn, led to your injury. To prepare your premises liability case, your personal injury lawyer will attempt to prove that the property where you fell was unreasonably dangerous due to lack of maintenance, avoidable hazards, or some other form of negligence on the part of the owner or manager. To do this, your lawyer will gather records, including whether – and how often – the site where you fell has been inspected, cleaned, or repaired. He or she will also collect records regarding whether similar incidents have occurred on the premises. This will allow your legal team to demonstrate a pattern of neglected or hazardous conditions on the property that posed a threat to you. If your lawyer can demonstrate this pattern of neglect, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries and other losses, like medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life.
How Much is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?
While it may seem challenging to place a monetary value on the suffering you’ve endured, a skilled personal injury lawyer can present a strong, compelling case for your recovery by relying on several critical pieces of evidence:
- The cost of your medical treatment
- The severity of your injuries
- Your prognosis
- How much work you missed, and thus, how much income you lost
When you meet with your lawyer, provide every detail of the incident, your injuries, and your financial, emotional, and physical condition before, during, and after the event. This will allow your attorney to devise a reasonable compensation amount to initiate negotiations with the adverse party or parties.
Discuss Your Claim with a Personal Injury Lawyer Today.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our team will answer your questions, ensure you understand your rights, and devise a strategy to approach your case with an eye to winning the maximum amount of compensation. If you have suffered an injury due to another person’s negligence, you can confidently turn to us. 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 today.