Finding Evidence For A Solid Slip And Fall Accident Claim
It's easy to blame slip and fall accidents on personal carelessness. However, it could be that you got into an accident because the owner or manager of the premises didn't address the present hazards in the first place.
That said, you can sue for slip and fall accidents in California. You only need to find evidence and build a solid claim.
Slip and fall accidents in California can happen in multiple ways, including:
Cobblestones, pavement, or walkways that are uneven, damaged, or cracked
Cobblestones, wet or slippery surfaces, or sidewalks
Open grates or unmarked potholes on a sidewalk
Driveways with a steep slope
Blocked aisles in stores
Flooring that is slick or wet due to liquid spills, ice, snow, rain, or other precipitation
Uneven or small steps or stairs
Inadequate or missing railings
Unsafe railings or balconies
Changes to the flooring and torn carpet
Curbs, obstructions, or potholes that are obscured or buried
Exposed roots from trees
Ground-level wires or cords
Low-hanging wires or cord
Road, bridge, sidewalk, and walkway construction risks, including dropped objects
If you've been injured for any of the above reasons, you should consult with a California Personal Injury Attorney ASAP. They'll be able to collect and compile your evidence, so they can get you the compensation you need to fully recover from your injuries.
What Losses Are Recoverable In A Slip-and-Fall Liability Case?
Compensation for the following expenses can be recovered from the negligent property owner in a slip and fall injury lawsuit:
Bodily impairment, emotional distress, and pain and suffering
Hospital, medical, and incidental costs
Lost earnings and earning potential
Punitive damages when flagrant or extreme misbehavior occurs
If you contributed to the accident, you could still be able to claim damages against the property owner, but your reward will be smaller financially.
A California wrongful death case may be filed by the surviving spouse, children, or other family members of a person who passed away due to the slip and fall event. The decedent's loved ones may file a claim for financial support, hospital, funeral, and burial costs, as well as the loss of the decedent's companionship, love, and devotion.
What Do I Do If I Get Hurt on Someone Else's Property?
Collect proof of the hazardous situation. Before someone goes out and repairs the issue, it's vital to document it, revealing the physical characteristics of the height, width, depth, and nature of the substance.
Here are a few ways to ensure maximum compensation for your slip and fall injuries in California: