Slip and Fall accidents attorneyin Riverside

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Highly-Rated Riverside County Trip, Slip and Fall Accident Injury Attorney

 “Not Our Fault” – You may have heard this statement before. It is insurance speak for “we don’t feel like paying your medical bills and other damages right now. We are going to stall until you either give up or die trying to collect from us. After that, we will still try to find a way not to pay.” Well, that is not how it is supposed to work. The law requires insurance companies to pay for any damages you have suffered and caused the accident in the first place. No questions asked!

If you have been injured in a slip, trip and fall accident call the JSM Injury Firm APC, a personal injury law firm in Riverside County, for free advice from a trip, slip and fall attorney.

Things You Should Do Following a Trip or Slip and Fall Accident Injury

If you or someone you know suffered a slip or trip and fall accident, remember to do following four things:

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Get Medical Attention

In the event of an accident, it is only natural to feel pain. It is also normal for your body, especially if suffering from a head injury or breakages of any kind, to react adversely to the pressure and pain. However, it is important that you get medical attention as soon as possible, even if your injuries don't seem serious or the pain isn't too much.

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Document Everything

Even if the trip and fall is deemed on your part to be the cause of the accident, you should still try to document everything that happened before and after the fall and injury occurred.You can do this by taking a picture of the scene, including any obstacles that may have caused you to fall; get pictures or video from security cameras in the area if any; and compile pictures of any visible injuries.

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Gather Witnesses' Information

It can also be beneficial if you gather as much information as possible from witnesses to the fall and accident. They can help confirm your story, especially if you are facing a lawsuit for damages that is related to the fall. Ask witnesses for their names, contact details and any information they have about the conditions of the place.

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Contact a Riverside County Fall Accident Lawyer at JSM Injury Firm APC

Depending on the extent of injuries caused by your fall and accident, you may be entitled to compensation or reimbursement. However, it is important not to try and handle the case on your own. Having a lawyer can give you peace of mind that your interests are being looked after properly.

Riverside County Premises Liability Lawyer

A fall victim can sue anyone in the chain of events that ultimately led to his injuries. In addition to suing the property owner, he may also have the right to sue the landlord (if there is one), tenant, building inspector, repair person or maintenance man. We represent fall accident victims in Riverside county that need:

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A slip and fall attorney

 

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A trip and fall attorney

Types of Slip or Trip and Fall Accident Injuries in Riverside County

Slip and fall or trip and fall incidents can have serious consequences. Injuries common to fall accidents include bumps, bruises, broken bones and severe head trauma. Many people suffer injuries related to a trip or slip and fall accident, including these injuries:

Some injuries following a fall accident are life threatening, so it’s important to seek immediate medical attention after a fall accident. If you have suffered serious injuries from a fall accident, such as head trauma or spinal injury, your doctor will recommend a course of rehabilitation.

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Bruising or contusion(s)

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Broken bone(s)

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Neck injury & Back injury

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 Whiplash , Headaches and migraines

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Loss of consciousness

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Spinal injuries including herniated discs

Why You Need Riverside County Premises Liability Accident Injury Lawyer

Hiring a slip and fall attorney at JSM Injury Firm APC is the best decision you can make for the following reasons:

To Protect Your Rights

If you’ve been injured in a fall accident, you have the right to seek compensation for any physical and emotional damages you may have suffered. But if you don't know your legal rights, it can be difficult to prove that another’s negligence has caused your injuries. A trip and slip accident lawyer will help you build a solid case to prove fault, which could include:

To Get Compensation For Your Injuries

If another party caused your fall accident, they are obligated to compensate you or your family for all damages incurred. But without the proper legal representation, it may be difficult to collect fair compensation following a slip and fall accident.

To Get Justice For You

Our trip and slip accident lawyer will help you seek justice for your injuries in a court of law. If you’ve been injured, it’s important to take action quickly because the statute of limitations on all civil claims is only 2 years in California.

To Prevent Future Accidents

Our trip and slip accident lawyer may be able to help you prevent future trips and falls by bringing a claim against the property owner on your behalf. It's possible that the property owner was unaware of hazards or improperly maintained his/her premises in a way that could cause injury. By seeking compensation on your behalf, your trip and slip accident lawyer may be able to bring about changes that prevent others from being injured in the future.

To Get The Medical Attention You Need

Going up against a large corporation doesn’t always result in victory. Adequate compensation for your injuries and healthcare costs are important. A slip and fall attorney at JSM Injury Firm APC can help you get the compensation and healthcare costs that you need following a fall accident.

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a slip and fall trip on ice, tripping over cracked sidewalk, fallen stairway or as a result of defective flooring, please contact our personal injury law firm at 949-404-4826 and speak with an attorney about your options.

 

A Riverside Fall Attorney Can Help You Prove Negligence In A Trip or Slip and Fall

Responsible parties can be held liable for a slip-trip-and-fall accident when:

1. The property owner or manager was negligent in providing a safe environment for pedestrians.
3. The property owner or manager failed to properly train those individuals in charge of the premises.
2. The property failed to correct dangerous conditions that were reported by prior visitors of the premises.
4. The property was unreasonably slippery, snowy, wet, icy, or otherwise unsafe for pedestrians.

“A fall attorney can prove negligence by showing that the owner or manager had a legal duty to keep the property reasonably safe for visitors and customers who may be on the premises, failed to do so, and that caused your injuries. To establish that there was negligence, a fall lawyer can use evidence of prior similar accidents in order to show that the property owner or manager had knowledge of dangerous conditions and did not take reasonable measures to correct them or warn others about them.”

Fall Accident Injury Victim Can Recover Compensation

Slip and fall injury has a few available compensation options: special, general, and punitive damages.

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What are special damages?

Special damages are economic and can include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, cost of care services, out-of-pocket costs (for example, crutches) or other reasonable costs incurred as a result of the accident. A fall injury victim should keep receipts for all medical treatment and other expenses related to the accident.

What are general damages?

General damages are non-economic and can include pain, suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment (such as disfigurement), loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress or loss of consortium. These types of damages may be harder to prove than special and punitive damages because there are no specific expenses to justify them (for example, the cost of bandages or crutches). General damages are often difficult to prove in fall injury cases because they cannot be measured in a definite monetary amount.

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What are punitive damages?

Punitive damages punish an individual who has been particularly reckless and dangerous that his conduct must be deterred. Punitive damages are not available against a municipality (for example, the city of Riverside) or governmental agency.

Common Defense Tactics Used To Fight Your Claim

The insurance company with the help of their adjuster or defense attorney will use the following four underhanded tactics:

1. “Delay, Deny, and Defend,” –>

The insurance company and their defense attorney will attempt to delay your claim as long as possible so you won’t receive it until after the statute of limitations has passed.  They will first try to find any discrepancy in the medical records related to your injuries. They are looking for inconsistencies and omissions that could taint your credibility during litigation.

2. “Objective Medical Necessity,” ->     

The next thing they will do is request MRI’s, CT scans, x-rays, past hospital visits records and more. This will cause you to jump through hoops or prove objective medical necessity for every appointment. This also gives them more time to continue delaying the claim.

3. “He Said/She Said,” ->

The next step the insurance company will take is “He Said/She Said.”  This is where they try to throw doubt on who caused your injuries and how you received them. If there were witnesses to what happened or if the insurance company has any evidence (video, photos) that can be used against you during litigation. They will also try to ask your loved ones questions about what happened and how you received your injuries. They may accuse you of being negligent when it is clear that the party at fault was clearly the owner or manager of the property.

4. “Discrepancies During Treatment,” ->

The next tactic they use is “Discrepancies During Treatment.” The insurance company and their defense attorney will look for any inconsistencies or mistakes in your medical records. If there is one they may use this against you to argue that you were not in fact injured as a result of the accident. You need to be on your toes at all times, especially when dealing with an insurance company’s adjuster or defense attorney.

A fall accident attorney will be able to fight against every delay tactic and denial tactic the insurance adjuster uses. Contact JSM Injury Firm and hire an experienced personal injury lawyer now!

 

Contact A Top Rated Riverside County Slip, Trip & Fall Accident Injury Attorney

For years, we have been fighting for clients who have suffered a fall through the negligence of another party. Whether you have fallen on pavement, concrete or ice, we can help. If you have suffered a painful injury and believe that someone else is responsible for your accident, call an experienced Riverside personal injury lawyer at JSM Injury Firm APC for a free consultation.

 

Call us at 949-404-4826,  use our convenient email contact form, or schedule through our calendar application to inform us of your circumstances.