Experienced Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer Representing Clients in Orange County
A slip and fall accident or a trip and fall accident can cause a serious injury that can negatively impact you for life. It can happen anywhere, to anyone; thousands are injured in these accidents every year. When a slip-and-fall injury is caused by another person’s negligence, you’ll need to obtain legal representation from a skilled premises liability attorney with a proven track record. If you’re injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident in Orange County, and a property owner’s irresponsible negligence is the reason for your injury, speak with an experienced Orange County slip and fall injury attorney – Chris Purcell at Purcell Law in Irvine and Santa Ana – immediately.
WHAT ARE THE COMMON CAUSES OF SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS?
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere in Orange County, especially as a result of one of these common causes:
- Spills or other slippery objects on the floor
- Bumpy, uneven walkways or driveways
- Loose rugs, carpets or items that have wheels
- Weather-related conditions, such as puddles of water or snow that have not been cleaned up by the property owner
COMMON SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT INJURIES IN ORANGE COUNTY
Slip and fall accidents can lead to a variety of different injuries, including:
- Bruises, cuts and scrapes
- Broken or fractured bones
- Twisted or sprained ankles
- Head or brain injuries, including concussions
- Spinal injuries
Although a cut or scrape may not seem serious, other injuries such as spinal cord damage or concussions could have lifelong consequences. Spinal cord injuries could even result in paralysis or death, so clearly, slip and fall accidents are nothing to take lightly.
HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM IN CALIFORNIA AFTER A SLIP AND FALL?
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Victims only have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim against the property owner, so you must move quickly if you want to receive compensation for your injuries.
SKILLED LAWYERS CAN HOLD THE PROPERTY OWNER ACCOUNTABLE
Property owners are required to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition, and if they fail to do so, they may be liable when a guest or visitor slips and falls because of a dangerous condition. If there are hazards on the property, owners are required to clearly mark, repair or replace the affected area to avoid slip and fall accidents. For example, if water is leaking onto the floor from the roof, a store owner must clearly block off the area or put signs up to alert shoppers that the floor is slippery. If they fail to do this and someone slips on the water, the store owner may be responsible for the injury. To receive compensation from the property owner for your slip and fall injury, you must be able tor prove all of the following:
- The defendant owned, leased, occupied or controlled the property at the time of the injury.
- The defendant was negligent in the use or maintenance of the property.
- The plaintiff was injured as a result of the slip and fall accident.
- The injury occurred because of the defendant’s negligence.
HOW CAN ORANGE COUNTY ATTORNEYS PROVE NEGLIGENCE IN A SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT?
It’s essential that you prove negligence in order to be awarded compensation after your slip and fall accident. If possible, try to take pictures of the area after you have fallen or collect any evidence that proves what caused your fall. If there were any witnesses present at the time of the fall, be sure to get their contact information and write down what they saw before they leave the scene and their memory becomes foggy. Ask the store owner whether there are surveillance cameras pointed in the direction of where you fell so you can show exactly what happened.
Always seek medical attention after you have fallen, even if you do not think you have any injuries. You may not experience any symptoms for some injuries, such as a concussion, so even though you think you’re fine right after the accident, hours later, you may realize you need medical attention. That’s why it’s always best to get treated right away so you have documentation of your injuries.
EXPERIENCED LAW FIRMS CAN HELP YOU RECOVER COMPENSATION AFTER A SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
If you can prove the property owner should be held liable for your injury, you may receive various types of damages, including compensation for your current and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity and pain and suffering. The amount you will receive will depend heavily on the circumstances of your case and the injury you suffered after the slip and fall accident.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The premises liability law is complex, so you will need the help of an experienced attorney in order to receive the compensation you deserve. Contact Chris Purcell today to schedule a free case evaluation.
AN ATTORNEY WITH OVER TWO DECADES OF EXPERIENCE REPRESENTING SLIP AND FALL VICTIMS
Chris Purcell has aggressively represented personal injury victims in Orange County for more than twenty years. He has the record, experience, tenacity, and passion it takes to represent you effectively. Chris will thoroughly investigate your accident and injury, compile the evidence, and fight aggressively on your behalf. He is not reticent to take on big corporations and the big insurance companies. If an agreeable out-of-court settlement is not offered in negotiations, Chris will take your case before a judge and jury, and he will make sure that your story is clearly told and fully understood.
IF YOU’VE BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A SLIP AND FALL, CONTACT OUR LAW FIRM RIGHT AWAY
If you’ve been seriously hurt in a slip-and-fall accident or a trip-and-fall accident, your medical, financial, and emotional challenges may seem overwhelming. Chris Purcell is committed to helping you get your life back on track after a serious injury and helping you move forward in the most positive and constructive way possible. Chris represents clients throughout Orange County including Irvine, Anaheim, San Clemente, Santa Ana, and San Juan Capistrano. He has experience representing people in cases involving motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, premises liability, product liability, dog bites, and construction accidents. All premises liability claims are handled on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees unless and until Purcell Law recovers compensation for you. To schedule a free consultation with an Orange County slip and fall injury lawyer, call 714-884-3006 or contact Chris by email today.