According to the National Safety Council, the leading cause of emergency room visits in the US are slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents occur when an individual is visiting the property of someone else and incurs an injury due to the property owner’s negligence. Below are some of the most common questions regarding slip and fall accidents but it’s always best to speak to a Sacramento personal injury attorney regarding your case specifically.
It’s important to show that the individual or group responsible for the property on which the incident occurred was negligent. These three things must be established to have a strong case:
There is no one standard amount that individuals receive in a slip and fall case. It depends on the specific circumstances for each case.
It is impossible to estimate how long it’ll take for a case to be resolved. Most slip and fall cases will almost definitely take 6 or more moths. How long a case is expected to last depends on many factors, for example:
Once you begin medical treatment, it’s a good idea to file your claim. Waiting any longer may compromise your case. There are time limits on some aspects of filing so it’s best to start as early as possible so you aren’t stressed for time.
In the case of personal claims, there is a statute of limitations of two years from the time the incident took place. For cases against any aspect of the government, this statute of limitations is lessened to just six months.
There is a pause of sorts on the statute of limitations under certain circumstances. These situations include the mental or physical incapacitation of the individual, or in cases where the injuries from the incident in question did not manifest until after the statute. It’s always best to contact an accident attorney who can evaluate your case specifically and provide the best course of actions.
The following situations are common ways in which a slip and fall may occur:
There are many questions individuals may have when they are injured in a slip and fall accident. The best way to be sure you are informed and doing everything you can to have a strong case is to have a knowledgeable and motivated injury attorneys on your side. Law cases are complicated and going through the paperwork is a headache. Be sure to get advice and guidance from an accident attorney you can trust.
The Weinberger Law Firm has years of experience handling slip and fall cases so we understand how difficult and stressful this time may be. You can trust that our accident attorney will provide the compassion and dedication you need to get the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at (916) 357 – 6767 for a free consultation.