Who is liable for a slip and fall accident in Turlock or Stockton?
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to consult a Modesto personal injury lawyer as soon as possible in order to determine what your options may be for pursuing legal action. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim, which would make it possible for you to recover monetary damages. Perhaps the only person who is to blame for the fall is you. It may, however, be possible to demonstrate that somebody else is at fault for your accident and for the injuries that you have suffered as a result.
We can investigate the circumstances of your fall, looking for evidence which could be used to prove that another party is to blame for your injury. Under the legal principle of premises liability, a person who owns, rents or otherwise has control of a property is responsible for the maintenance and condition of the property. If the owner or other responsible party knew, or reasonably should have known, about the conditions that caused your fall, yet failed to take measures to prevent an accident, he or she may be held to be liable to you for monetary damages. Call our firm today for a free case evaluation to discuss your case.
How We Prove a Slip and Fall Claim
Proving a slip and fall claim may be as simple as calling upon witnesses to testify that the property owner did not clean up a spill on the floor or that clutter and debris on the floor should have been cleared away. In other cases, it may be necessary to retain the services of an accident reconstruction specialist who can provide expert testimony to prove that you are not at fault for your fall. It is very often worth the expense of retaining such services since the stakes in a slip and fall case can be high.
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury such as a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, you may be facing enormous bills for medical treatment, in addition to having to cope with losing income while you recover. Don't take chances with the outcome of your case. Come to Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated for help!