You might associate the term “slip and fall” with questionable lawsuits brought by even more questionable lawyers, but the fact of the matter is that falls are a serious and costly health problem in the US. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 800,000 individuals each year are treated in hospitals for fall-related injuries, most often related to a head injury or a hip fracture.
Falls are in fact the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, which can be devastating to a person’s livelihood and finances. In total, falls cost us $31 billion each year, with most of that cost going to hospital care. Falls are clearly no laughing matter for those who suffer the pain and high medical bills associated with them, but the Ontario injury attorneys at McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP are on your side in getting the justice you deserve in your slip and fall accident.
For a free consultation and review, call (909) 345-8110. We have served the Inland Empire and the surrounding areas for over 30 years.
Liability in a Slip & Fall Accident
Not all falls result in a successful settlement or verdict, but if your slip and fall occurred due to the negligence of an individual or oversight of a premise owner or its employees, you may be entitled to damages.
The most common situation in which a plaintiff can obtain recovery is when a premise owner such as a retail store, restaurant, landlord, homeowner, or other property owner has failed to take due care to correct a dangerous condition on the property, and a patron or guest falls and is injured as a result.
Examples of hazardous conditions may include:
- Defective stairs
- Missing or damaged railings
- Objects in walkways
- Poor lighting
- Unsafe floor mats or carpeting
- Wet floors
A key factor in determining liability is understanding whether the owner or one of its agents (e.g. an employee) was aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition and yet failed to repair or block off the dangerous zone within a reasonable time. If not, you may have a successful slip and fall lawsuit.
Damages for Inland Empire Slip & Fall Accident Claims
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence or unreasonable oversight of another, then our Ontario slip and fall lawyers can work with you, your medical providers, and other experts to present a compelling case for full recovery of all injuries you have suffered.
You may be able to pursue compensation for:
- Hospital bills
- Lost income and reduction in earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation and in-home nursing costs
It is important to avoid signing any waivers or accepting any type of payment from a potential defendant without consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney first, as you may risk forfeiting your right to full recovery for all injuries suffered. Our Ontario slip and fall accident attorneys are standing by to see how we can assist you.
Give us a call at (909) 345-8110 for more information on your right to compensation and how we can help.