If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an Anaheim slip or trip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation. Depending on your accident, you may be entitled to medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
Establishing liability in a slip and fall accident can be difficult, but you are not alone. An Anaheim slip and fall injury lawyer can help. Contact the team at Ben Crump, PLLC to learn more by calling (800) 647-3113.
Recoverable Compensation in an Anaheim Slip and Fall Case
While your settlement or award depends on the specifics of your case, common recoverable awards in injury cases include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Miscellaneous expenses related to your injury
If you lost a loved one due to a slip and fall, an Anaheim wrongful death lawyer can help you fight for awards such as funeral and burial costs, medical bills, household services, lost earning capacity, loss of companionship, and loss of consortium.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving Anaheim, call (800) 647-3113
How an Anaheim Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer Can Help You
Recovering from injuries and attempting to manage a legal case can be a tall order. An attorney can take this burden off your shoulders. When you work with the Ben Crump, PLLC team, we will do the following for you:
- Gather evidence, such as photos, surveillance video, medical bills, eyewitness testimony, and expert witnesses
- Use evidence to build a robust case
- Handle all communication with involved parties, such as the property owner or their insurance company
- Determine a fair settlement value for your case
- Negotiate with the insurance company
- Prepare your case for trial
- Represent you at trial if the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement
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How You Can Protect Your Claim
While your lawyer will handle your claim, there are small things you can do to protect your claim:
Obtain Medical Care and Follow Your Doctor’s Orders
When you are injured in a slip and fall, it is essential that you go to a doctor to have your injuries checked out. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent or they may not seem serious when they first happen.
These visits are proof of your injuries as they relate to your slip and fall, so it’s important to make these appointments and follow all instructions from the doctor to help your claim.
Avoid Posting on Social Media
Avoid posting anything that could be detrimental to your case. For example, if you claim that your injuries keep you bedridden and you post a picture at a cookout, the insurance company can accuse you of lying.
Be Careful Who You Speak To
An adjuster from the insurance company will likely call you soon after the accident to get your side of the story. They will likely ask you to give a recorded statement. If they ask for one, politely decline and direct any questions to your lawyer. The insurance adjuster can use anything you say during this recording against you.
You Owe Nothing Upfront for Legal Help
Many people do not obtain legal help because they assume they will not be able to afford legal fees.
However, personal injury attorneys handle cases on a contingency-fee-basis, which means that they do not accept a retainer. Injured parties do not owe any money upfront, and they do not pay the lawyer for their time unless their case recovers compensation. Once the insurance company issues a settlement check or the court awards compensation, the lawyer will take their payment from that amount.
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How Someone’s Negligence Can Contribute to a Slip or Trip and Fall
Several dangerous conditions can cause someone injury on a property. If a property owner or other responsible party does not perform the duties or maintain the property as required by law, they can be considered negligent. Common hazards include:
Cracks in sidewalks: If a property has cracks in the sidewalk or uneven pavement in spots, these could be seen as hazardous or dangerous conditions that need attention. These should either be repaired or cordoned off with a warning sign for visitors.
Loose or broken handrails: If a handrail in a stairwell is loose or broken, a visitor may fall and suffer serious injuries. The property owner has a duty to fix a broken handrail or warn any visitors of the hazard.
Trip hazards: Torn carpeting or items left in an aisle are examples of trip hazards. It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep the floors empty and safe to traverse.
Dangerously low lighting: Poor, inadequate lighting in hotel parking lots, hallways, or stairways can cause a person to miss a step and tumble down. If you suffered injuries due to inadequate lighting, you may be able to hold the property owner liable.
A lawyer with our firm can help you by figuring out how someone’s negligence played a part in your slip and fall.
Holding Another Party Liable for Your Slip and Fall Injuries
Proving that hazardous or dangerous conditions caused a person’s injuries is at the heart of every slip and fall accident claim. To recover compensation in a slip and fall case, you and your lawyer must prove the following:
- There was a dangerous condition on the property.
- The property owner was aware of (or should have been aware of) this dangerous condition.
- The property owner did nothing to fix this dangerous condition or to warn visitors of its existence.
- You suffered injuries because of the property owner’s failure to keep you safe.
Establishing these four criteria can prove difficult. Contact Ben Crump, PLLC to see how an Anaheim slip and fall injury lawyer can help you in the aftermath of your own slip and fall accident.
Get Help from a Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you have suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, you may not know where to turn. Seek out legal advice at Ben Crump, PLLC. We can help you in your quest to seek recovery for your costs related to your injuries. Call us at (800) 647-3113 to discuss your accident, and we will work with you to plan out a personal injury claim strategy.