Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is asked this question with great frequency— what happens when you are injured at a health care facility? It is not uncommon for patients to fall while at the hospital for unrelated ailments. The injuries can be extremely serious and life threatening particularly if the patient is…
A slip and fall injury, or trip and fall, is a premises liability claim. This type of personal injury suit can be filed when a person slips, trips, or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on a third party’s property. Grocery store slip and falls often occur as a result of a spill or wet spot, abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, or a hidden hazard, such as a gap or fallen produce. If you or a loved one have been injured in a trip and fall in Woodland Hills, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries.
Read on for what to do after you slip and fall in a grocery store.
If you’re hurt in a slip and fall accident in the San Fernando Valley, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. The purpose of this compensation is to make you whole again, although in many instances we understand that may not be possible.
Financial compensation for slip and falls in California may include:
Even in beautiful Woodland Hills, California, a slip and fall has the potential to turn into a serious accident. In some cases, a trip and fall can be so serious that it can ruin your life. If you’ve suffered from a slip and fall, read these tips to learn how you can protect your potential claim and keep your accident from turning your life upside down.
Document Your Slip and Fall
A slip and fall occurs when someone loses their balance because of a slick spot or because they tripped over something on the property. As a result, they are injured in some way. Slip and falls in San Fernando Valley can be dangerous. Although back injuries are most common in slip and falls, traumatic brain injuries from hitting your head, broken bones, and other injuries may occur. While there are laws in place in California to help victims of personal injury, certain elements must be met and slip and fall is no exception. Read over the following legal elements for California slip and falls. If you believe that what happened to you has the following elements, you should call an experienced Woodland Hills slip and fall attorney because slip and fall claims are time sensitive.
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg gets regular case inquiries about sidewalk trip and falls. Sometimes the injuries can be devastation. However, many potential clients assume that since the dangerous condition was on a public sidewalk, the City has to be liable. Not so fast! Not only do you have the burden of…
In a trip and fall lawsuit, just like with almost any lawsuit, there is no guarantee of a certain monetary award. While a skilled personal injury attorney can examine the facts of your case to determine a potential estimate for damages, this does not mean the insurance company will agree. Your attorney needs to be experienced in fighting insurance companies in order to get what your injuries deserve.
If you were injured in a trip and fall accident, your attorney will likely ask you a few pertinent questions in order to help determine if you have a case. These questions include:
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg meets hundreds of accident victims and prospective clients every year. There seems to be a “unifying theme” from most, if not all, of the clients—they think they hate lawyers and they dread having to actually hire one! The bad news— for the most part—their concerns are legitimate! …
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is a huge advocate of using the Code of Civil Procedure § 998 Offer to Compromise in every case that is in litigation or going to trial. In addition, it should be used as a “cost shifting” tool even in Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations. In…
If you are a guest on someone’s property, such as their home, and you are injured in a slip and fall accident, can you file a claim to recover financial compensation for your injuries?
In California, generally speaking, the answer is yes. Proving negligence in a slip and fall or trip and fall case can be challenging, so speak to an experienced accident lawyer about your potential case.