When you enter a business or other premises in Santee, you expect the property to be clean and safely maintained. Unfortunately, property owners, tenants, and others responsible for their upkeep often fail to make the property safe, make critical repairs, or notify visitors of potential hazards, causing catastrophic slip-and-fall injuries. Slip-and-fall accidents end in hardship for victims, leaving many facing intense pain, suffering, and financial burdens. Slip/trip and falls often result in serious injuries, broken bones, and are a leading cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries.
If you were injured by a property owner’s negligence, you deserve to recover compensation for the full scope of your injuries and other losses. The dedicated attorneys at Jassim Law are committed to representing slip-and-fall accident victims and holding negligent property owners, managers, and tenants responsible for the harm they have caused. We have over 20 years of experience representing slip-and-fall accident victims and are ready to apply our knowledge and skills to your case. When you partner with us, we will meticulously investigate your case, work to overcome difficult liability challenges, and relentlessly advocate for your right to recover full compensation for your harms and losses.
We pride ourselves not only on recovering for our injured clients, but also by working with property owners, managers, and tenants to make their properties safer, specifically making improvements to their premises that make them safer for the future and general public. We often help educate and inform property owners regarding why an injury occurred in the first place and how to prevent it from happening again. Our work has often resulted in changes to public and private property making them safer for the public generally.
What Damages Can a Skilled Attorney Help Me Recover Through a Slip-And-Fall Accident Lawsuit in California?
Often, the injuries sustained in slip-and-fall accidents can significantly impact victims’ lives, and in turn the lives of their loved ones. If a property owner’s negligence caused your slip-and-fall accident, you deserve compensation for your tangible and intangible losses. The highly-qualified Santee, CA slip and fall lawyers at Jassim Law are committed to fighting relentlessly for their client’s rights, interests, and the compensation they deserve. A few types of damages we may be able to help you recover include the following:
- Non-Economic Damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Significant disability or disfigurement
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Physical Impairment
- Emotional and Mental Distress
- Economic Damages
- Past and future medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- Past and future lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Wrongful death damages
- Punitive damages
After your slip-and-fall accident, acting quickly to pursue justice for your losses is essential. First and foremost, these types of cases are largely dependent on the preservation of evidence, and identification of witnesses and incident reports. Often surveillance camera footage can capture the incident. If you wait too long, the footage may be deleted, lost, or erased.
It is critical to preserve evidence, and identify the cause of the fall. For example, a spilled liquid in a restaurant, or grocery store can easily and quickly be cleaned – especially if store management is aware that someone was injured. It will be difficult to prove how your injury occurred if you do not act quickly to preserve evidence.
In California, the legal time limit for filing a personal injury claim, known as the statute of limitations, is typically two years from the date of the accident. However, this deadline is much shorter if you fall on government property, and victims only have 6 months to begin their claims.
When you retain an experienced attorney from Jassim Law, we will begin work on your case immediately to ensure the preservation of evidence, swift investigation, and compliance with California’s filing requirements so you have the opportunity to pursue the justice you deserve.
Establishing Liability in a Slip-And-Fall Accident Case
Your case must meet certain criteria to establish liability after a California slip-and-fall accident successfully. Your attorney will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case and work to gather evidence to establish the following essential elements:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care
- The property owner’s negligence breached the duty of care
- This breach of the duty of care directly caused your accident
- You suffered damages due to your accident, such as medical bills, physical pain, and emotional distress
Property owners, managers, and tenants in California owe visitors a legal duty of care to identify, and address hazards to prevent injuries from occurring on their property. Unfortunately, many property owners fail to perform regular maintenance or address safety concerns, breaching the duty of care. When someone suffers an injury due to negligence, they likely have grounds to hold the property owner accountable through a premises liability claim.
It is often not enough to simply prove that a hazard existed and that you were injuried. You must also typically prove that the person(s) responsible for the premises knew, or should’ve known, about the hazardous condition. There are many ways in which a skilled and experienced Santee slip and fall attorney will work to prove these requirements.
Examples of Negligence That Lead to Slip-And-Fall Accidents in California
While several factors can lead to slip-and-fall accidents, many are caused by similar instances of property owner negligence. A few instances of negligence that can cause slip-and-fall accidents and subsequent injuries include the following:
- Loose or uneven carpeting
- Poor lighting
- Hidden traps, and lacking warnings
- Failure to post signs alerting visitors to potential hazards
- Failure to routinely and frequently inspect and search for hazardous conditions
- Failure to restrict work zones or employee-only areas
- Lack of staff training or safety procedures
- Spills causing wet or oily floors
- Broken floor tiles
- Broken or missing handrails
- Damaged, lost, or uneven steps
- Cluttered floors
- Exposed electrical cables
When you partner with Jassim Law, your Santee, CA slip and fall injury lawyer will investigate your case and collect evidence to determine the precise cause of your accident. We often retain the top experts to inspect and evaluate the conditions leading up to your injury. Photos of the scene, incident reports, eyewitness testimonies, and medical documentation can help your attorney establish the negligent party’s liability. Slip and fall, and trip and fall premises cases are complex, and not easy to prevail upon. They are often vigorously defended, however, our team has an unblemished track record in achieving justice for our clients due to our experience and skill in prosecuting these cases.
Speak With an Experienced Santee Slip-And-Fall Accident Lawyer at Jassim Law
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, do not hesitate to contact the dedicated attorneys at Jassim Law. Our principal attorney, Pajman Jassim, is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and the American Association for Justice. He is committed to holding negligent parties accountable and promoting the safety of our communities. He has an established reputation of success and is here to help you pursue the justice you deserve.
To learn more about how we can help you, schedule a free consultation with our Santee slip and fall accident attorneys today by calling (619) 554-0624 or completing our contact form.