Sacramento Slip & Fall Lawyers
Injured in a Slip & Fall Accident? Call (916) 520-6639 for Legal Help.
Slip and fall accidents can result in severe, disabling injuries, which is why property owners are legally required to ensure that their premises are safe for all lawful visitors. If you were injured by a property owner’s negligence, Kershaw, Cook & Talley is here to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve to move on from the accident.
Our legal team has successfully obtained more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients since we first opened our doors. We are not only honored to have the acclaim of Super Lawyers®, the American Association for Justice, Martindale-Hubbell, and the Sacramento Business Journal, but we are also proud to have the confidence, respect, and trust of our clients.
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Who Is Liable for Slip & Fall Accidents?
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. From restaurants, coffee shops, and retail stores to parks, playgrounds, and swimming pools, to parking lots, entryways, and stairways, the range of settings for slip and fall accidents is, no doubt, expansive. Fortunately, regardless of the setting, the liable party in most slip and fall accident cases tends to be either a negligent property owner or property manager. This is because, as mentioned, the law mandates that they keep their property in a condition that is safe for all types of lawful occupants.
Do I Have a Valid Slip & Fall Case?
You will only be eligible to file a claim if you can prove that you were injured as a result of a dangerous condition on a property that the owner either failed to remedy or failed to warn you of. In addition, you will have to prove that you were not acting negligently yourself and that you were a lawful visitor on the property at the time of the accident/incident.
Lawful visitors include:
- Invitees: individuals invited onto a property either by an explicit or implicit invitation for a business-related reason, such as a store customer
- Licensees: individuals who have the consent of a property owner to be on their property, such as a social guest at a party or a family member who was given a key to enter
Trespassers are not typically eligible for slip and fall claims in Sacramento, as the property owner did not consent to them being on their property nor did they invite them onto the premises. Thus, the property owner had no duty of care to them.
Common Types of Slip & Fall Injuries
Some common examples of injuries that result from slip and fall accidents include:
- Ankle strains
- Spine injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Broken/fractured bones
- Cuts and lacerations
How Much Is a Slip & Fall Lawsuit Worth?
It is difficult to provide an accurate estimate of the average slip and fall lawsuit because the value depends so much on the details of the case. For example, many different factors will contribute to how much your own slip and fall lawsuit will be worth, including the following:
- The level of danger of the situation;
- The degree of negligence committed by the property owner;
- Your own share of liability, if any;
- The severity of your injury; and
- The other damages incurred as a result of the incident.
All these details will be considered during an initial case evaluation, by the defendant’s insurance company and/or legal team, and by the judge and jury to determine how much compensation you are entitled to.
What Damages Can I Recover?
For these cases, damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, cost of disability accommodations, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. Claimants are only entitled to the damages they suffered and that they can prove they suffered. As such, the more severe the injury, the more damages/losses you are likely to have incurred, which means you will be entitled to more compensation.
Should I Get a Lawyer for a Slip & Fall Case?
No matter what type of legal claim you are pursuing, it is always best to hire an attorney as soon as possible. A slip & fall lawyer can make sure that all bases are covered before you formally file your claim, as well as negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company and protect you from their legal team. If needed, they can also take your case to trial.
Sadly, negligent parties will do everything within their power to deny liability, including hiring hot-shot lawyers to argue against your case and avoid justice. Having an attorney team of your own will protect you from being taken advantage of or swept under the rug.
Please note: Slip and fall legal claims must be filed within the statute of limitations, which in California, is only two years. This is yet another reason to not put off hiring a slip & fall attorney, as consulting one as soon after the accident as you can grants them the time they need to build a comprehensive claim and submit it before this hard deadline.
Put 100+ Years of Collective Experience in Your Corner
At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, we firmly believe that no person, company, or corporation — no matter how influential or powerful — should be allowed to get away with harming others. Our legal team is composed of experienced attorneys ready to fight tooth and nail for your justice, as we have done for all our clients. Over the years, we have remained committed to always putting our clients first.
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