Slip and falls according to reports are 70% of the time due to an unsafe condition on the premises. It could be as a result of a spill in a supermarket that an employee did not clean up in reasonable amount of time. At a home, it might be due to a faulty railing. Oily surfaces, wet surfaces, badly constructed stairs, bad or missing railings and inadequate lighting can all result in slip and falls. Proving liability in these matters can be complex. The property owner or occupier has varying duties of care to maintain the safety of the premises. The duty of care changes according to whether the defendant is the owner or occupier and whether the claimant is a trespasser, guest or customer. It is urged that claimants seek legal representation with a personal injury lawyer in Irvine experienced in slip and falls litigation.
Damages for Slip and Falls accidents
The injured party, upon proof of liability, is entitled to compensation for his medical expenses, ambulance costs, hospitalization costs, loss of income, lost earning capacity and pain and suffering. Should death occur the family may bring an action for wrongful death to recover cost of funeral and burial expenses and loss of comfort and support.
Slip and Falls Lawyer in Irvine
The Law Offices of Arthur R. Hausmann serves the communities of Irvine, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Anaheim and Santa Ana with representation of slips and falls. After a career as an insurance company claims executive, Arthur R. Hausmann, opened the office in 1984 to assist accident victims in the area. When he takes on a case, he makes a full investigation. Where needed, he retains accident reconstruction and medical experts to support the case for liability and damages. He consults the client’s doctor to know what further medical treatment is necessary for the client. He then makes every effort to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company. Where the company refuses to do what is right, he is ready to take the case to court to win justice for his client.
Where there is no recovery, there is no fee.
Contact an Irvine Slip and Falls Attorney at the firm for a free case evaluation.