The True Cost of a Fresno Slip and Fall Accident
What do you think of when you hear about a slip and fall accident? Do you think about an older adult falling at home or someone slipping on a spill at the grocery store? Maybe you think about someone slipping in their tub at home. The truth is that a slip and fall accident can happen anywhere and to anyone. When it does, the consequences can be devastating for the victim and the victim’s family.
If you are injured, our Fresno slip and fall attorneys can help you recover compensation for your damages. Call (888) 500-5000 to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
How Can a Slip and Fall Accident Be Costly?
If you believe that you only suffer a few bumps and bruises when you fall, you are wrong. Some people may not suffer serious injuries, but some victims suffer serious and traumatic injuries when they fall. For example, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are common injuries sustained in falls. Falls are the leading cause of TBI in the United States. Motor vehicle accidents and being struck by an object are also leading causes of head injuries.
Another common injury in a fall is a broken bone. Some compound fractures can require multiple surgeries, intensive physical therapy, and months of recovery. In some cases, the break can result in a permanent injury. The cost of medical care and lost wages can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. For a victim who cannot return to work, the damages could reach a million dollars or more over the rest of his or her lifetime.
Someone must pay for these damages and other damages sustained by the victim. How can you recover compensation for your damages?
Filing a Slip and Fall Claim
Our Fresno personal injury lawyer can help you file a claim for your damages. The first step is to investigate the fall to determine who is liable. In some cases, you have multiple parties that may be liable for your damages. We want to name each party that is responsible for the condition that caused the fall to maximize your chance of receiving full compensation.
Our attorneys begin an independent investigation to identify evidence that we can use to prove that the fall was caused by the owner’s or another party’s negligence. Under California’s premises liability laws, we must prove certain elements to recover compensation from the liable party.
For example, we must prove that the owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and did nothing about it. We must also prove that the condition was the cause of your fall and you suffered injuries because of the fall. Failing to prove all elements in a premises liability case results in a dismissal of your claim. Instead of taking the chance you will be responsible for the entire amount of damages yourself, hire an experienced attorney to file your slip and fall claim.
Fresno and Central California Valley Slip and Fall Attorneys
Contact Torem & Associates by telephone at (888) 500-5000or online by using the contact form on our website. We offer free consultations and no-obligation case evaluations. Get answers to your questions and learn more about how we can help you recover money for your injury claim.