Slip and fall accidents can result in devastating injuries. Our lawyers understand the responsibilities that property owners have to keep their premises safe. If you have been injured, a slip and fall accidents attorney at our Stockton, CA-area practice can pursue the compensation you need and deserve. At Shore, McKinley, and Conger, we have years of experience with personal injury lawsuits. Most importantly, we are committed to our clients’ well-being and will fight for your rights while offering sensitive and respectful assistance.
What Is a Slip and Fall Case?
Slip and falls are also called premises liability cases. When owners fail to maintain safe conditions on their property, several types of accidents can occur. Common premises liability claims involve:
- Slipping on a wet floor
- Tripping over an uneven sidewalk or staircase
- Tripping because of poor lighting
- Tripping over ripped or buckled carpeting
- Falling on an icy walkway
- Burns on an open flame or hot surface
Slip and falls can occur on private property, commercial properties, and government buildings.
Because of the statute of limitations, it is important to begin this legal process as soon as possible.
Your Rights as a Slip and Fall Victim
If you have been injured one poorly maintained property, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Financial damages can cover various costs, including:
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Temporary or permanent loss of wages
- Support for spouse, children, or other dependents
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses and family support in the case of wrongful death
To obtain compensation, your lawyer must be able to prove that a property owner acted negligently or recklessly. For example, you must have had a legal right to be on the property in the first place (children who wander onto a property are an exception). In addition, the owner must have had time to know that dangerous conditions existed.
Why Choose Us for Your Lawsuit?
Our lawyers have decades of experience with premises liability claims and other types of personal injury cases. We have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for our clients. With our assistance, accident victims can experience financial security and greater peace of mind. Most importantly, they are able to focus on their recovery while we handle the details of their lawsuits.
When you come to us with a slip and fall claim, we will thoroughly investigate the incident. Because of the statute of limitations, it is important to begin this legal process as soon as possible. Immediately after your accident, it is usually easier to obtain strong evidence. However, if we believe you have a viable claim, we will fight tirelessly on your behalf, no matter what the timeline. Whenever possible, we will settle your case through negotiation to save you the hassle of a trial. At the same time, we are ready to go to court if it will result in the best possible outcome.
Contact Shore, McKinley, and Conger Today
If you have been injured on another party's property, contact our firm for a consultation. We can determine the viability of your lawsuit and help to pursue the restitution to which you are entitled.