“Slip and Fall” is a term for an injury that occurs when someone slips, trips, or falls as a result of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property. It includes falls as a result of water, ice, or snow, abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, or even a hidden hazard such as a gap or hard-to-see hole in the ground. Slip and fall cases can involve a variety of surfaces including steps, tile floors, wood floors, and sidewalks.
At the Law Offices of Howard Kitay, our El Cajon slip and fall accident lawyer protects the rights of victims of slip and fall. Since our law firm was established in 1989, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of slip and fall victims. Our law firm has gained the respect of the La Mesa, El Cajon, and San Diego community and peers as the result of our Proven Results for Slip and Fall Injury Victims. We have an excellent understanding of California personal injury and slip and fall laws, as well as pertinent Federal laws. If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a slip and fall on someone else’s property, please contact the Law Offices of Howard Kitay today for a free consultation.
Every year in the United States millions of people are injured as the result of accidents that are the result of another party’s negligence. These unfortunate accidents could have been prevented if the negligent party had used common sense. Slip and fall accidents occur on a regular basis and often result in serious harm and disability. In 2010 nearly 30,000 people were killed as a result of an unintentional fall. 84% of internal injuries are sustained in fall accidents to the brain. At the Law Offices of Howard Kitay, we have extensive experience dealing with slip and fall cases and representing the victims of slip and fall.
All property owners, especially businesses like restaurants, shopping centers like Walmart, and big-box stores like Home Depot have a responsibility to keep their property safe so that people are not injured by a dangerous condition. A property owner may be responsible for injuries that occur due to a dangerous condition on their property. These conditions may be obvious, such as ice on a sidewalk, or hidden, such as a hole in a lawn or water on the floor. Slip and fall injuries often result from a spilled liquid, inadequate lighting or security, or the failure to properly maintain railings, porches, or stairs. Here is the key: Every slip and fall case is different. Our El Cajon slip and fall accident attorneys often retain a forensic expert, such as an engineer, to establish coefficients of friction for various surfaces, an analysis of conditions arising from design inadequacies, and the failure to adhere to applicable building codes. These factors are often essential to successfully proving liability in a slip and fall case.
Recoverable Damages in a Slip and Fall Case
Some slip and fall cases involve catastrophic injuries or death. Under California law, the following damages may be recoverable: medical bills and expenses incurred as a result of the incident, lost income, compensation for pain and suffering as a result of the incident, and general damages. A slip and fall case may involve litigation against owners of the property, contractors, architects, engineers, and other potentially liable parties.
Your health and well-being are our first priority. You can trust your slip and fall case to us, while you concentrate on getting treatment and recovering from your injuries. With our representation, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your injury, medical costs, pain and suffering, and time that you are unable to work due to your injury, as well as other expenses associated with the injury.
If you have been the victim of a slip and fall accident or injury in San Diego County, you need an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer. The Law Offices of Howard Kitay has twenty-five years of experience getting Proven Results For Accident Victims. Never a fee until you win your case.
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