Slip/trip and fall accidents come under the umbrella of premises liability law. They happen when property owners negligently ignore or fail to fix safety hazards or property defects. They are the most common type of premises liability claim. Every year, more than one million people in the U.S. go to the emergency room for slip and fall injuries.
The most frequent causes of slip and fall accidents include:
Unfortunately, it can be difficult for victims of slip and fall accidents to recover compensation for their injuries – even if someone else’s negligence or carelessness caused the incident. Due to a high number of fraudulent slip and fall accident claims over the years, insurance companies are especially vigilant in investigating these cases. Even authentic claims often receive denials. It is up to you as a victim to do everything you can to win your case – including hiring an experienced San Diego slip and fall lawyer.
The Comparative Fault Doctrine is followed in California, which means slip and fall victims can be compensated even when they are partly at fault for the injury. In California, the success rate at trial for plaintiffs in slip and fall cases has increased from less than 40 percent to over 60 percent since the adoption of the comparative fault doctrine. The success rate for settling slip and fall cases without trial is higher.
The San Diego slip and fall lawyer you choose to represent you during insurance settlement negotiations and/or a personal injury trial can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Hiring an experienced litigator will give you an edge in court, leveling the playing field between you and the insurance company. Whether your slip and fall happened at a big box store like Walmart or while working at a manufacturing facility, a lawyer can help. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Kitay have what it takes to aggressively fight for damage recovery on your behalf.
Our firm has fought for the rights of accident victims since 1989. Slip and fall cases are one of our specialties, as well as other types of personal injury and wrongful death incidents. Our firm has recovered top-dollar results for clients through relentless determination, in-depth legal research, and a passion for obtaining justice. When you retain our law firm, you set yourself up for success in and out of the courtroom. We’ll fight for a fair settlement or take your case to trial, if necessary.
If you or a loved one have suffered personal injuries after slipping and falling on a San Diego property (even your own home), have one of our lawyers investigate the situation. We may find evidence of property owner negligence or improper maintenance. If the owner failed to fix known hazards, search for hidden hazards, or post warning signs about potential slip and fall risks, he or she may be liable (legally responsible) for your damages. A successful claim could result in reimbursement for your accident-related medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact our office as soon as possible after a slip and fall accident to discuss your case and future. Initial case reviews are always free and confidential.
Attorney Howard Kitay obtained a $500,000.00 Verdict for a San Diego woman who slipped and fell on spilled cherry juice at an Italian Restaurant in San Diego.
Attorney Howard Kitay obtained a $400,000.00 settlement for an El Cajon woman who slipped and fell on spilled liquid at an El Cajon store.
Attorney Howard Kitay obtained a $250,000.00 settlement for an El Cajon woman who slipped and fell on spilled ice at a an El Cajon grocery store.
This website will answer your questions about accidents on property and provide information on slip and fall cases. For specific answers to questions about your case, call or email our San Diego slip and fall lawyers today. You will receive a quick response.
Slip, trip, and fall accidents often cause bone fractures, sprains, strains, bruising, and contusions. A bad slip and fall could put a victim out of work for weeks or months during recovery, on top of thousands of dollars in medical bills. Luckily, the California courts have a system of recovery for personal injury accident victims.
If you or a relative slipped and fell on a dangerous property in San Diego, contact the slip and fall attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Kitay. We can review your case, identify the hazard that made you fall, and determine the appropriate defendant(s) during a free consultation. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. You won’t pay unless we win. Call us at (619) 442-0542 today!