Trip and Fall Accident Attorney
Trip and Fall accidents and Slip and Fall accidents are basically the same thing. You can trip and fall or slip and fall almost anywhere, including in someone’s home, at a festival, in a business, in a parking lot, at a museum or theme park, or even while walking on the sidewalk.
Both trip and fall and slip and fall accidents are typically considered to be premises liability cases.
Those Who May Be Liable
Insurance company propaganda has done a good job of convincing the public that if someone slips – for example – in the grocery store they immediately sue the store and make millions of dollars. The law doesn’t work that way.
If you fall in the grocery store (or anywhere) and end up with a black and blue mark, there is no legal case because there are no significant damages. But some people experience serious injuries when they trip and fall, which effects their lives greatly. That could be a premises liability claim.
You may be able to recover compensation for:
- Physical Injuries
- Emotional Distress
- Medical Costs
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Future Earning Capacity
- Damage to Physical Property
- Punitive Damages
How Long Do I Have To Take Action
There is a statute of limitations by which time you must file a lawsuit. If you miss the date, you give up your right to ever bring legal action against the alleged wrongdoer.
The actual deadline depends on a lot of things, including if the suit is being brought against a governmental entity or an individual or business.
A Free Consultation Let’s You Decide What’s Best For You
We offer a FREE, no-obligation consultation in which we listen your situation. Then we let you know your legal rights, the deadline by which you must decide if you are going to take action, and whether or not we think you have a case.
This information will help you make up your mind about what action – if any – you want to take.
If the trip and fall lawyers at Pocrass & De Los Reyes think they can help you and take your case, you pay nothing until your case is resolved. Contact Pocrass & De Los Reyes for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Trip & Fall Case Results
Trip and Fall
A 63-year-old woman tripped and fell over a garden hose, resulting in serious personal injuries, at Rowland Heights Plaza Shopping Center when the gardener pulled the hose she was stepping over.
Trip and Fall
A 73-year-old retired teacher suffered serious personal injuries when she tripped over an unmarked step in a doorway of a private library on the premises of the Huntington Library, Art Gallery & Botanical Gardens in Pasadena. She fractured her right shoulder, which required surgical repair. Our client had an extensive medical history, including prior right shoulder problems. The Huntington’s insurance company claimed that the accident was caused solely as a result of our client’s inattention and that she was exaggerating her injuries. The insurance company refused to make a settlement offer. The jury decided the verdict.
Trip and Fall
A surgeon stepped in unmarked wet cement on the floor of a hospital. He severely injured his ankle, keeping him out of work for an extended period of time. The hospital and flooring company settled the case.
Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. At Pocrass & De Los Reyes, you pay nothing until your case is resolved.
* This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.