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California Slip-and-Fall Accident Lawyer

After a slip-and-fall accident, the future may feel uncertain. The California Advocates can help you move forward.

A Slip-and-Fall Accident Lawyer Can Help You

To some, a fall accident may seem like a relatively minor problem. For many accident victims, however, a slip, trip, or fall can mean serious injuries and seemingly endless medical bills. In fact, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the United States.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to unsafe conditions on another person’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A personal injury attorney with The California Advocates can help you in your recovery.

The Next Steps In Your California Slip-and-Fall Case

Injury

Check for injuries immediately after your accident

Hire Attorney

Contact The Advocates for legal advice and representation

Treatment

Seek medical attention for your injuries

Medical Records

Keep track of all treatment you receive during recovery

Completed Treatment

When you’ve completed treatment, your attorney will enter negotiations with the insurance company

Demand

Your Advocate will send a demand letter to the other party

Frequently Asked Questions

You will pay nothing out-of-pocket when you hire an Advocate.

Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees.

Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. We don’t get paid unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.

For more information on how settlements and payment work, please see our contingency fee information page.

Not every accident requires an attorney. However, if the accident resulted in injuries or significant property damage, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process, which can be lengthy and complex.

Your attorney will build your case, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a personal injury lawyer can receive settlements up to 3.5 times larger than if they settled on their own.

The best way to know if you have a case is to speak with an attorney. The Advocates offer free consultations—you can speak with a qualified legal team to understand what your case is worth without paying a dime. Once you have decided to hire an Advocate, we will investigate your accident to firmly establish liability.

Every personal injury case is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to accident claims. The length of the claims process will depend on the severity of your injuries, the willingness of the other party to settle, the court’s caseload, and more.

In general, personal injury cases can take anywhere from several months to a few years. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to get your case started. Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, after which you will lose your right of action.

When you hire The Advocates, we will begin investigating your accident immediately while you finish medical treatment. Once all evidence and medical records have been compiled, your attorney will send a demand letter to the other party’s insurance company. At this point, negotiations will begin.

In many cases, a settlement can be reached during negotiations. If the other party refuses to make a fair offer, you may choose to file a suit. In the litigation phase, your attorney will represent you in court in front of a judge, jury, and/or arbitrator.

A Team of Legal Professionals Assigned to Your Case 

For nearly 30 years, The Advocates have been helping victims navigate their slip-and-fall cases, and we are ready to do the same for you. We are a capable, compassionate legal team who make it our mission to help our clients with all aspects of their recovery, not just negotiation and litigation.

In addition to providing legal representation, The Advocates are prepared to help you:

  • Access necessary medical treatment
  • Find body shops in your area for vehicle repairs
  • Get a rental car if needed
  • Communicate with your employer regarding your injuries
  • Keep track of expenses and paperwork related to your accident

You only pay if we win your case!


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California Slip-and-Fall Statistics


California slip, trip, and fall statistics

  • More than 1.4 million California adults aged 65 and older reported a fall in 2020.
  • California has one of the lowest rates of fall-related deaths among older adults. Still, more than 2,000 older adults died from a fall in 2021.
  • In 2021, 78 people died from fall injuries while on the job.
  • One out of five falls causes a serious injury.
  • The highest rates of fall accidents happen to people who are over 65 years old, people with disabilities, and people who live in rural areas.

Common causes of slip-and-fall accidents:

A fall can happen just about anywhere, at any time. However, certain circumstances may increase the risk of slips, trips, and falls:

  • Unmarked wet floors: When a spill happens in a public space, like a grocery store, it should be marked and cleaned as quickly as possible.
  • Uneven floors: Loose carpeting and floorboards, cracks in pavement, and damaged surfaces can all act as tripping hazards.
  • Unsafe stairways: It can be easy to fall down steep, narrow stairways, especially those without handrails.
  • Falls from work equipment: Many workers’ compensation claims are a result of slips and falls while working, especially from one level to another.
  • Icy walkways: During the wintertime, snow and ice buildup can create slippery surfaces in parking lots and on sidewalks.
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Common slip-and-fall injuries 

Slip and fall injuries can range from mild to life-threatening. Some common injuries resulting from falls include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones, especially the hip and/or pelvis
  • Sprains and strains, particularly to the wrists, hands, or ankles
  • Bruises and lacerations

California Premises Liability Laws


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Who is at fault for my slip-and-fall accident?

If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident on someone else’s property, you will need to prove negligence by establishing the following:

  • Duty of Care: The defendant owned, leased, occupied, insured, or controlled the property and was responsible for taking reasonable care to maintain safe conditions for the plaintiff.
  • Breach of duty: The property owner was negligent and knew hazardous conditions were present.
  • Causation: The dangerous conditions on the property caused the plaintiff’s injury.
  • Damages: The injured person suffered damages such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, or even funeral expenses for a loved one due to the property owner’s negligence.

An experienced slip-and-fall lawyer can help you determine whether you have a case.

What is the statute of limitations for slips and falls?

All personal injury cases are subject to a statute of limitations, or time limit for filing a claim. If you plan to file a slip-and-fall lawsuit, you will need to do it before the statute of limitations expires.

In the state of California, the statute of limitations for slips and falls is generally two years. This may seem like a long time, but the claims process can take months or even years to navigate. For this reason, it is a good idea to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as you believe you have a case.

The accident attorneys with The Advocates law firm can help you get started on your injury claim right away. Contact us for a free consultation.

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What damages can I seek in a slip-and-fall case?

Slip-and-fall victims may be able to seek several different kinds of damages, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. 

Some common damages sought in slip-and-fall cases include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages and loss of future earnings
  • Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses, in the case of wrongful death

This is a general list. Your personal injury attorney can help you determine the actual worth of your case.


Why Should I Hire a California Slip and Fall Attorney?


If you’ve been injured due to hazardous conditions on another person’s property, it may not be easy to obtain the financial compensation you deserve. The at-fault party’s insurance company will likely do everything they can to avoid offering you a fair settlement.

The Advocates’ experienced slip-and-fall accident attorneys will take on negotiations with these multi-million dollar corporations. If they refuse to make a fair offer for your slip-and-fall claim, we will take your case to court

At The Advocates, we understand that your injury case is as unique as you are. We will be by your side every step of the way to listen to your story, answer your questions, and provide you with sound legal advice. We can help you access medical treatment and find the resources you need in your area.

Whether your accident happened in Los Angeles, San Diego, or elsewhere in the state of California, The Advocates can help. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. You deserve competent, compassionate legal representation for your claim. You deserve an Advocate.

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