Mission Viejo Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer
Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Proudly Serving All Of Orange County
Slip and falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 2.3 million people visited emergency rooms in the U.S. in 2010 as a result of injuries from non-fatal falls. Around 662,000 of these patients were admitted to the hospital for treatment.
Premises liability is the legal responsibility that property owners have for injuries that occur on their property due to slip and fall accidents. If a person slips, trips, or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition, such as a wet floor with no caution sign, the property owner may be fully responsible. In general, property owners are held accountable for falls that result from ice and snow, water, abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, or a hidden hazard, such as a gap or hole in the ground.
Slip and fall accidents frequently cause significant injuries. Broken bones, hip fractures, serious orthopedic injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, and head and brain injuries often result. Many of these injuries are serious and require significant medical attention and treatment. These falls can result in death, which may give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit.
In cases involving slip and fall accidents, victims must prove that either:
- The property owners failed to maintain the property
- The property owners created unsafe conditions which caused the injury
- Or, that the property owners knew about the dangerous premises or unsafe hazard but did not alert visitors or tenants to this fact
If you suffered significant injuries in a slip and fall accident at someone else’s home or business as a result of negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit to seek fair compensation for the harms caused to you. Slip and fall lawsuits help seriously injured victims recover the costs involved to pay for medical bills, any lost earnings or other pain, disfigurement, emotional distress or permanent physical disability suffered as a result of the property owner’s negligence.
At Banner Attorneys, in Orange County, California, we have been achieving outstanding results in tough to prove slip and fall accident cases for over 15 years.
Our practice includes slip and fall accidents involving:
- Restaurants, bars and nightclubs
- Retail stores and other businesses
- Private residences
- Government buildings
- Grocery stores
When you are at someone’s property or out in a public location, different risk factors increase your chances of slipping and falling. Common reasons for slip and fall accidents include:
- Changes in flooring surface, for example going from tile floor to carpet.
- Slippery or slick floors.
- Ice or snow.
- Uneven pavement or gravel.
- Cracks in sidewalks or flooring.
- Stairs that are too steep.
- Stairs that have broken handrails or that have narrow treads.
- Debris or foreign objects in walkways.
- Dips or rises in the height of the floor or ground.
Many slip and fall accidents can be prevented with proper maintenance and by exercising reasonable care in making a property safe for visitors. If there are hazards that cannot be fixed or corrected, the property owner or renter needs to adequately warn visitors in order to avoid injury.
If you or a loved one was hurt by a slip and fall accident, you can recover the compensation you deserve through negotiating a settlement or through filing a lawsuit and proving a fall claim in court. When pursuing either option, it pays to be represented by a slip and fall accident attorney so you can have the best chance of maximizing the compensation available in your situation. If you have been injured from falling on someone else’s property, you are entitled to compensation and need representation from an attorney. Banner Attorneys has handled several slip and fall accidents throughout Orange County and is prepared to represent you in yours. Contact us today at 1-855-411-2266 for a free legal consultation.