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Slip and Fall Lawyer Santa Ana
Slip and fall accidents are very common and they can happen to anyone anywhere. A wet floor, broken stairs, or a missing handrail can cause you to fall and can result in a catastrophic injury that can change your life forever. If you've recently been the victim of a slip and fall accident, you must speak with a slip and fall lawyer Santa Ana at MVP Accident Attorneys as soon as possible.
Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents
The most common types of slip and fall accidents include:
- Escalator and elevator accidents
- Wet floors
- Loose mats in entryways
- Poor or improper lighting
- Uneven sidewalk
- Broken or missing handrail
- Broken or missing stair
What to Do After a Slip & Fall Accident
Immediately following a slip and fall accident, you may feel as if you're not seriously injured. You may even wonder if the accident was your fault. Because of this, you may avoid going to the emergency room or seeing your physician. However, immediate medical treatment after a slip and fall accident will be crucial to your claim.
After a slip and fall accident, you should:
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Use your cell phone to take photos of the area and anything that may have caused you to slip and fall.
Obtain Contact Information from Any Eyewitnesses
If your accident occurred in a business, speak to a manager who will file an incident report. You must obtain a copy of the incident report.
Locations such as office buildings, complexes, apartment buildings, movie theaters, grocery stores, restaurants, clothing stores, and hotels, all have a legal duty to ensure that their property is safe for invitees.
For example, if you're at a grocery store and a staff member leaves a pallet in the middle of the aisle and you trip and fall, that's considered foreseeable harm. However, if a storm unexpectedly and suddenly shakes a building and merchandise falls on you, that is considered unforeseeable harm and the store would not be responsible for your injuries.
Contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer
After your accident, you must contact a Santa Ana slip and fall attorney as soon as possible. The law states that the injured party must prove that their injuries were caused by the negligence of the owner of the location or property in which the accident occurred. The grocery store, retail shop, office building, restaurant, or gym where you fell doesn't need to prove anything. Filing a claim on your own can be very complex unless you know what you're looking for and what evidence you can use. Don't go through this challenging legal process alone. The attorneys at MVP Accident Attorneys are here to help. We have several years of experience and the skills and resources to prove your accident was due to the negligence of another party or entity.
Other ways we can help include:
- We can identify defendants and locate insurance coverage
- Handle negotiations with the insurance company
- Preserve and gather evidence
- Build a case that shows why and how the defendant was negligent
A serious injury can completely change your life. If you've been seriously injured because of a slip and fall, you need to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Unfortunately, as soon as a property owner learns about your accident, they will most likely repair the hazardous conditions on their property that caused your injuries. This means that vital evidence can be lost or destroyed. Contacting a slip and fall attorney as soon as possible will give your case the best chance of success.
For a California property manager or owner to be liable for damages in a slip and fall claim, an attorney must show that:
- There was a dangerous condition that existed on the premises
- The property manager or owner had knowledge of the dangerous conditions and failed to address them in a timely manner
- The property owner's negligence could foreseeably lead to an accident
For an attorney to prove that there was a dangerous condition on the property where your accident occurred, they will gather photographic evidence of the area where you fell, in addition to interviewing witnesses and gathering other vital evidence. They may also investigate the property owner to learn whether there have been past complaints of hazardous conditions and can work with private investigators and other field experts to help build a strong case that will hold the negligent property owner responsible for your damages.
Contact a Slip and Fall Attorney Today
If you slipped and fell on someone's property due to hazardous conditions, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and other damages. Contact the slip and fall attorneys in California at MVP Accident Attorneys today to schedule a free case review. We will answer any questions you may have and discuss the facts of your case. We will also explain your legal options and listen to any concerns you may have. If you decide to hire one of our personal injury attorneys, we will get to work right away investigating your accident and building the strongest case possible to hold the property owner or manager responsible for their negligence.