Unfortunately, slip and/or trip and fall accidents happen more frequently than one might imagine in Southern California. These types of incidents occur because of dangerous conditions on residential or commercial properties. As a results of such incidents, serious injury or even death can occur. If the manager, owner, renter, operator, or person in charge of the property knew of this condition and ignored it, he or she can be held responsible for the damages caused by the condition.

Slip/trip and fall accidents can occur almost anywhere. They can happen in grocery stores, public parks, a residential building, a parking lot, a mall, a restaurant, an office, a sidewalk, or a school. They can occur because of poor railings on stairs, loose carpeting, broken tiles or unmarked wet floors. If you are involved in one of these types of accidents and notice a dangerous condition, don’t assume that the accident was something you should have avoided. It is likely not your fault.

Some of the statistics related to falls are startling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 800,000 patients are hospitalized each year because of injuries resulting from falls. One out of every five falls causes a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury. Moreover, falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. The direct medical costs for fall injuries is over $31 billion annually. That figure doesn’t account for litigation fees and other costs, which if factored would more than triple the amount.

It is important to note that not every slip/trip and fall injury that occurs is a result of the negligence of a property owner, manager, renter, or another person. However, if one of these accidents does occur and you are injured, it is important that you contact an attorney that has experience in slip/trip and fall cases as soon as possible. If there is any question of fault, the attorney should be able to walk you through the process and act immediately on your behalf.

Stipp Law Firm, APC has the type of experience you want on your side if you are involved in one of these types of accidents. He uses well respected experts and top of the line resources to assist with the cases that he takes. He serves San Diego, San Marcos, Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, Escondido, Encinitas, Fallbrook and Temecula. Contact him now for a free consultation.

When Should I Contact A California Slip And Fall Attorney?

It is important that you contact an attorney who specializes in slip/trip and fall cases as soon as possible after sustaining the injury. In California generally, a party may bring a claim for negligence within two years of the incident. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. It is paramount that you consult with an attorney who knows their way around these types of cases. At Stipp Law Firm, APC, we will help you make informed decisions about your potential case and consult with experts and investigators immediately.

What Kinds Of Results Can A California Slip and Fall Attorney Get For Me?

Stipp Law Firm, APC is a highly respected and experienced personal injury law firm with a track record of obtaining fair compensation for our clients. We have represented many clients in California who have been injured as result of premises liability accidents. Depending on the degree of fault of the other party, severity of the injury, and other factors, you may be able to recover significant damages. Unbeknownst to many, even if you are partially at fault and another party is at fault, you may still be able to recover for your injuries. We make sure that the negligent party and insurance company know that we are willing to go to trial if necessary to see that you are justly compensated. If you are involved in a slip/trip and fall case, do not pursue the case on your own. The sooner you contact a qualified attorney, the better the outcome will be.

Why Do I Need a California Slip And Fall Attorney?

If you or someone you know has been involved in a slip/trip and fall accident, you might think that the accident was your fault because of your own negligence. Alternatively, you might think that you could have a potential claim against someone but that it might not be worth pursuing. In California, even if you are found by a jury to be 30% at fault for the accident and the property owner is found to be 70% at fault, you may still be able to receive up to 70% of the proven damages. It is imperative that you consult with an attorney who is well versed in California premises liability law as soon after your accident as possible to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.

How Will Slip and Fall Lawyers With Stipp Law Firm, APC Help?

You need an attorney experienced in this practice area and we have successfully handled numerous slip/trip and fall cases. At Stipp Law Firm, APC, we are well versed in California premises liability law. We have handled these cases, we know the statutes, timelines, and how to successfully proceed with these types of cases from start to finish. Moreover, we have handled many cases in San Diego, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista, Escondido, Encinitas, and Fallbrook, and Temecula. Therefore, we are also familiar with local statutes and laws particular to those areas that may effect your claim. The most important thing you can do when pursuing your claim, is to consult with a qualified slip/trip and fall attorney. Contact us at 760-994-0480 for a free consultation today.