Our law firm handles all types of slip and fall cases in Burbank and the surrounding areas. We are experts in determining negligence, handling negotiations, and increasing your compensation from a fall accident claim. If you need help with a slip and fall case, call us for a free consultation, or keep reading if you want additional information.
The most crucial facet of slip and fall cases is determining negligence. Determining negligence is determining who was at fault for the injury. Once negligence is determined, we must evaluate damages. Damages can be both compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are compensation for damages. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the negligent party for causing physical or emotional harm. Once we have our evidence for negligence and compensation, we work for a settlement offer. If the at fault party refuses to accept our settlement agreement, we will continue to push and take them to court, where a judge and jury will determine damages.
Negligence in slip and fall cases is determined by whether or not the owner did everything they could to make a safe environment for customers or visitors. If they create an unsafe environment by having uneven or cluttered walkways, wet or slick floors, or poorly lit areas, then there is a good chance they were at fault for your injury. Negligence usually determines liability, but there are some cases where a property owner can be liable for an accident even if they were not negligent, so you will need to talk to a Burbank slip and fall lawyer to be sure.
Multiple parties can be at fault for a slip and fall injury. If someone is doing something that caused them to be distracted when they tripped, but they tripped on something that was negligence, there could be joint negligence. An example would be someone slipping on a wet floor that did not have a wet floor sign while drunk or texting on their phone. In cases of joint negligence, you can get partial compensation for your injuries, but your attorney will let you help you determine this during your case.
There are two main parts to compensation in an injury case, compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages include both economic and non-economic damages.
Punitive damages are a bit harder to quantify and are meant to punish the negligent party for egregious behavior. Punitive damages are usually only included in slip and fall cases where the at fault party was deliberate or showed a complete disregard for the well being of others. Your Injury Ally attorney will help guide you through the types of damages relevant to your case.
A settlement in a slip and fall claim will heavily depend on the evidence we can gather, the level of damages related to your case, and the willingness of the negligent party to admit fault. Settlement payouts for slip and fall cases vary wildly in amount, but we will always fight to get the best possible settlement for your case. Injury Ally attorneys are specialists in litigating a successful outcome in slip and fall claims. If the other party is unwilling to settle at an acceptable rate, then we will take them to court so a judge and jury will determine the fault and damages in your case.
Fall accidents exist in many different forms and are never quite the same. Few types of law have as many types of injuries as fall injuries. When you are young, falling is usually less severe, but falling is the main cause of injury related death for people over 65 and can be quite serious.
How long do I have to file a slip and fall case? For private property and businesses, you usually have two years to file a slip and fall claim, but on government property, you can be limited to 120 days, so it is essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
How do I know if I have a valid slip and fall case? Negligence often determines slip and fall cases, so it is best to contact a lawyer. We only get paid on successful outcomes, so we will always let you know if you have a valid slip and fall claim.
How much does a slip and fall case cost? From the very first consult to a jury verdict, your case is completely free of charge. We only charge you a percentage of damages when we win your case. We don't get paid unless you do.
Injury Ally are Burbank personal injury lawyers specializing in complicated personal injury cases and love a challenge. We will always work our hardest to litigate your case to the best outcome. We have a whole law firm prepared to handle challenges of any size.
*This page is only intended for providing details regarding when someone should contact an attorney. It does not include all reasons for contacting an attorney, and none of the information herein is a substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. You must contact an attorney for legal advice or representation.
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