Stockton Slip and Fall Attorneys
Stockton Slip and Fall Attorneys
If you were seriously injured on someone else's property, you may be entitled to monetary damages. Unfortunately, the defendant and their insurance company are likely to resist your claim at every turn. Our slip and fall attorneys in Stockton can help you fight for the compensation you need to pay for medical bills, lost income, and any other economic and non-economic damages you have suffered. Premises liability law in California is incredibly complex, so it is important that you hire a law firm with extensive experience in cases like yours. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have a track record of success in slip and fall cases of varying complexity. To set up a free consultation, call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
What Will Happen During the Free Initial Consultation?
It’s only natural to be apprehensive about entering contentious legal proceedings. Fortunately, your attorney can handle the logistics of your case while you focus on your health. During the free initial consultation, a member of our team will review the facts of your case to determine if you have grounds for a claim and how best to approach the investigation. This consultation will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions and to learn about the laws and proceedings that pertain to your case. It’s a good idea to prepare your answers to some of the questions you may be asked, which include:
- Where did the slip and fall happen?
- What caused the slip and fall?
- Did you require emergency medical care?
- Did you fill out an incident report with the property owner?
- What correspondence have you had with the property owner or the insurance company since the accident?
- Have you visited a doctor yet?
- What is your diagnosis?
- Were you able to return to work despite the injuries?
- Have you started a personal injury journal yet?
- What costs have you incurred due to your injuries?
- Have you written about the accident online?
Besides writing out your responses to the questions listed above, you can also prepare for the consultation by gathering relevant documents and evidence such as:
- Your medical records,
- Financial documents such as pay stubs and recent income tax returns,
- Photos of injuries, and
- The contact details of eyewitnesses and your medical providers.
What Should I Do If the Insurance Company Calls Me?
If you are contacted by the insurance company—which might happen within just a few days of the accident—you should decline to answer any questions until you have retained an attorney. Once you’ve hired one of our slip and fall lawyers in Stockton, our legal team will handle all dialogue with the insurer on your behalf. The less you say to the opposing party, the better. You never know how a phone call or email might be taken out of context, but you can bet that the defendant or insurance company will take advantage of any opportunity to deny your claim or reduce its value. Your attorney will know what to say—and what not to say—to protect your case.
How Can a Slip and Fall Attorney Help with My Case?
Besides taking over all correspondence with the insurance adjuster, your lawyer can also compile the evidence needed to strengthen your case. Some of the most valuable evidence may be in the defendant’s possession, so it might be necessary for your attorney to apply legal pressure to obtain it. Your attorney can also explain the steps you can take to protect your case. Examples include staying off social media and following the instructions of your healthcare providers. If a dispute does arise, a seasoned slip and fall attorney in Stockton will know the most effective ways to counter it. For instance, if the defense argues that you are claiming damages for a preexisting condition, your lawyer might use your medical records and the deposition of retained medical experts as well as your treating physician to counter this defense. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have access to well-credentialed medical, financial, and technical experts whose deposition often plays a critical role in determining the outcomes of premises liability cases. There are many other ways a seasoned personal injury lawyer might assist with your claim. For example, it may be possible to negotiate down medical liens. And if you hire a seasoned trial attorney, the insurer might think twice before entering litigation. At the end of the day, hiring a skilled premises liability lawyer offers a number of advantages that may be essential to protecting your financial future.
Schedule a Free Case Review with a Slip and Fall Lawyer in Stockton
To discuss your case with a member of our team, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message on our Contact Page. We will come to you if you are unable to come to us. The consultation is free, and no attorneys’ fees will be charged unless we win.