When you enter a commercial business, such as a grocery store, the owners of the business have invited to you in for a commercial reason. They want to sell you groceries or products for a profit. To sell to you as a consumer they want your attention focused on their products and not on the floors while you walk. Because it is their goal to make a profit when they invite you into their store they are guaranteeing the floors will be safe. If they have not done their job, and they fail to ensure the floors are safe, consumers can slip or trip and fall down.
Similarly when you walk on public side walks, or in store shopping center parking lots, you expect the ground to be reasonably safe to walk on. In our country we ensure the sidewalks, grocery stores, and other commercial businesses are safe to walk on by having strong laws to protect people who are seriously injured when they unexpectedly trip,slip or fall as a result of some hazard the owners allowed to exist. The owners become liable by allowing a hazard to remain on the ground after the owner knew or should have known about the danger posed to the public.
A fall can be a very serious injury especially when the person falling is elderly or has pre-existing osteoarthritis. These falls can break ankles, knees, wrists and other parts of the body. Damage to our joints is particularly serious as our joints once disrupted may never fully recover and we maybe in a life of pain from this single fall.
If you have Slipped or Tripped and you were seriously injured because of a dangerous condition such as a liquid or unexpected deviations in the level of the ground, Call our office immediately.
Personal Injury: Slip and Fall
What constitutes a ‘slip and fall?’ Slip and fall accidents are usually classified as one of four general types: trip-and-fall (foreign object in walking path), stump-and-fall (impediment in walking surface), step-and-fall (unexpected failure or hole in walking surface), or slip-and-fall (interaction between the shoe and floor causes a fall).
What types of compensation am I eligible for? Depending on the extent of injuries and the circumstances involved, you could recover compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and future medical expenses.
Who is responsible for my slip and fall? This is always the question at the heart of a personal injury case. Generally speaking, either the property owner or injured person can be held responsible (or both to varying degrees). While you have a duty to watch where you’re going and realize when things are falling or spilling, property owners have the responsibility of ensuring surfaces are safe for walking.
Why Choose the Law Offices of J. Chrisp?
If you are the victim of a slip and fall that has left you immobile or seriously injured, get us involved with the case today.
At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we are the go to injury law firm in Lake or Mendocino County. If you have been seriously injured you need our litigation experience and trial skills to build your case and present it to our juries. Unless your lawyer is well versed in trial and understands why our country has these special laws for slip/trip and falls your lawyer may not understand how to effectively present this type of injury case to a jury. While these can be very serious injuries leading to disability of death even, many jurors don’t like these types of cases and it’s easy to blame the victim for not paying attention. The insurance companies number one strategy is to blame the victim in these cases, and portray the victim as careless and stupid for not paying attention.
We accept these cases on a case by case basis because we know we must be able to tell the jury a powerful credible version of the facts in order to ask the jury to deliver justice in a slip and fall case.
Success Rate. Since 2009, we have successfully concluded many serious personal injury slip/trip and fall cases. These have resulted in millions of dollars for our clients.
Focus. While many personal injury attorneys also practice family law, real estate law, tax law, or some other area of litigation, our attorneys are 100% focused on personal injury law. That means you get the dedication and focus you deserve.
Recognition. We are members of the SFTLA, CAOC, AAJ, Lake County Bar, SF Bar Associations, and have been recognized as Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars in 2013 and 2014.
Care. Above all, the attorneys at the Law Offices of J. Chrisp genuinely care about our clients. We are willing to meet you in your home, hospital room, or at the scene of the accident. You are more than a case to us; you are a person with a story.
For more information on how we can help you recover compensation for a personal injury related to a slip and fall, call us today at 1-877-524-7477. It would be our pleasure to provide you with a free injury case evaluation and initial consultation.