What are the costs of slipping and falling?

Author: Mesriani Law Group
Posted on: April 3, 2020

What are the costs of slip and fall accident in California

Slip and fall accidents have the potential to cause devastating effects on your health and well-being. Aside from scratches, bruises, wounds, and contusions, you may also suffer more severe injuries like damage to the spine, fractures, and brain injuries. In the previous year, nearly one in four individuals suffered from a slip and fall accident. These falls can prove to be costly and fall upon the pockets of the injured. The reparations suffered by the injured party can be life altering. Even after surgery, many will complain they will never go back to feeling like themselves before the fall. On average, individuals who sustain an injury as a result of a slip and fall accident miss eleven days of work. In some cases, the injured will never be able to return to work due to the permanent disabilities sustained after the fall. Not only do victims of slip & fall accidents lose wages, they are also left with medical bills that can devastate a family’s financial situation. The bills accrued after a slip and fall can be endless.

If you are serious about getting the compensation you deserve, your best option is to seek proper legal guidance with experienced slip and fall lawyers. If you’re from California, availing the services of Mesriani Law Group is your best bet. Our law firm houses expert slip and fall attorneys in Los Angeles who will guide you on how to properly proceed with your case. Contact us today to get a free legal consultation and enjoy our No Win No Fee Policy upon obtaining our full legal service.

What evidence is required for a Slip and Fall claim? 

You are going to need more than your own word to recover damages after a slip and fall accident. You are going to need evidence to prove what caused the accident and the extent of your injuries. In order to prove liability in a slip and fall claim you should always try and collect evidence such as:

  • Photos: Take pictures of the scene of the accident from various angles and make sure. When a dangerous condition exists that causes a slip and fall resulting in an injury, the first instinct of the property owner or manager is to fix the condition so that it no longer exists. In a way this action is good, since it prevents someone else from being hurt – but it also can be bad for your claim, because the evidence of the dangerous condition is destroyed the moment the property owner fixes the problem.
  • Incident Report: Filing an incident report, documents that an accident occurred and that you put the business or property owner on notice of it. If you do not do this, the insurance company could argue that your accident never occurred. This is true even if you orally tell a manager or owner about the incident.
  • Witness Information: collect names and contact information of those whom witnessed the accident and may be able to help explain what transpired at the time of the incident.

Why do I need an Attorney to Represent Me in my slip and fall case? 

The worst thing that you can do is to reach for a settlement and negotiate your claims on your own against the other party after suffering from a slip and fall accident.  The property owner is covered with insurance while the party at fault can employ insurance adjusters who are trained in denying claims or at least minimizing their insured’s exposure. They can also hire seasoned defense lawyers who are highly experienced in protecting their client from liability. When this happens, you may not get properly compensated for your slip and fall injuries. Pursuing your claims on your own can also make you waive your rights unintentionally due to technicalities or lack of knowledge of the proper legal proceedings in pursuing the party at fault for compensation. These circumstances make it ill-advised for anyone to pursue their claims on their own.

Mesriani Law Group’s team of expert slip and fall accident attorneys have spent over two decades fighting for the rights of injured individuals in California. At our firm, we understand that injury accidents can put a severe strain on your life, your finances, and your family. Property owners, landlords, and managers have a responsibility to keep their property clear of potential hazards to their guests and, if they fail to notice or address these issues, they should pay for your injuries. Our highly experienced accident attorneys at MLG will work tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation that you are owed