Riverside Slip & Fall Accident Attorney
When you lawfully enter onto the property of another, the owner of the property must maintain it in a reasonably safe condition so that you won’t be injured. What is considered to be reasonably safe will depend on the conditions of the particular property. Your awareness about the property can also factor into the determination of what is considered reasonable under the circumstances.
Slip and fall accidents happen when someone loses their footing and falls due to conditions on the property of another. A property owner who has failed to take reasonable steps to eliminate anything that might cause someone to trip or slip can be held responsible for the injuries that result.
The Riverside slip & fall accident attorneys at Ellis Law help clients recover when they have fallen and gotten injured due to hazardous conditions on the property of another.
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Why You Want to Choose Ellis Law to Represent You
You want to work with a firm that has the experience and proven track record to give you the greatest chance for success.
- We get good results for slip and fall clients
- We have 25+ years of personal injury accident experience
- We have obtained over $350 million for our clients
How a Slip & Fall Accident Attorney Can Help
Insurance company lawyers are very practiced at minimizing or dismissing a person’s injuries while suggesting that the conditions on the property were something a person should have been aware of. A slip and fall accident attorney will know how to combine your personal history with the circumstances of your injury and show that you faced an unreasonable hazard and suffered significant injuries.
Slip & Fall Accident Facts
The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), offers some facts about slip and fall accidents.
- More women than men experience slip and fall accidents.
- The risk of a slip and fall accident increases with age.
- Most slip and fall accidents occur on wet surfaces.
- Slip and falls account for over 1 million emergency room visits each year in the US.
- Fractures are the most common slip and fall injuries.
Proving Your Slip & Fall Claim
The law only gives you the right to recover for a slip and fall accident if it would be unreasonable to expect you to have safely navigated the circumstances which caused your fall. So it is important for you to establish that the hazard was not something you should have expected or that your failure to avoid it was due to some contributing behavior on your part. You may still be able to recover for some portion of your injuries even if you did contribute to your accident but your claim is stronger when you are not at fault.
You must also show that the hazard causing your fall was something the property owner had a responsibility to either correct or call your attention to and did not.
- A hazard existed.
- The property owner knew or should have known of the hazard.
- The property owner failed to remove, correct, or properly warn of the hazard.
- The property owner’s failure created the circumstances that caused you to slip and fall.
Get the Help You Need to Win Your Slip & Fall Case
Slip and fall cases turn on who is found to have had the greater responsibility for avoiding the accident. Knowing which facts demonstrate your behavior was reasonable and being able to use those facts strategically will get you the best results.
At Ellis Law, our Riverside personal injury lawyers know that slip and fall claims require a detailed analysis of the circumstances to develop a successful argument. We are prepared to do what it takes to find the information we need so you can recover compensation for your injuries. Schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help. Click here to contact us or call us any time at 888-913-4107.