Slip and falls are some of the most common causes of personal injuries in the United States. Every year, slip and fall accidents send more than one million people to emergency rooms for treatment. Under the rules of premises liability, property owners could be liable for slip and falls that happen on their premises. If you are the victim of a Spring Valley slip and fall accident, contact the Law Offices of Howard Kitay for a free consultation. We may be able to help you bring a strong claim to damages against the liable property owner in San Diego County.
In our years of experience, we have come to understand the prevent-ability of most slip, trip and fall accidents. Big box stores, workplaces, malls, banks and other establishments have a duty to maintain safe premises, as do private property owners. This duty includes remedying any hazards or defects that could cause people to slip and fall. It is the negligent failure to inspect a property for hazards or repair known issues that leads to tragic accidents.
All property owners owe duties of care to their visitors. Fulfilling these duties may take inspecting floors regularly, hiring employees to clean frequently and taking other steps to prevent slip and fall accidents. Breaching these duties could lead to preventable injuries. If you recently slipped, fell and suffered an injury on someone else’s property, work with an attorney to find out if the property owner could be liable.
A slip and fall accident in Spring Valley could lead to injuries such as bone breaks, hip fractures, wrist sprains, pulled muscles, slipped disks, head injuries and more. You may need weeks or months to heal from a slip and fall injury. During this time, you could face expensive medical costs on top of lost wages from being unable to return to work. You may be eligible to recover the costs of these damages through a premises liability lawsuit.
Take your case to an attorney from the Law Offices of Howard Kitay within two years of the date of your slip and fall accident. This is the statute of limitations, after which you will be unable to pursue compensation. Your lawyer can help you name the defendant – most likely the property owner – and file a claim with the correct San Diego County court. Then, your lawyer can demand fair compensation on your behalf through insurance settlement negotiations and/or a premises liability lawsuit. You may be able to obtain recovery for your past and future pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, lost quality of life, and more.
If someone else’s negligence gave you or a loved one serious injuries in a Spring Valley slip and fall accident, one of our lawyers may be able to help you recover. We can investigate your accident, seek evidence of property owner negligence (such as the failure to post warning signs for a slippery floor) and help you build a claim to damages. A successful case could give you the compensation you need to move forward after a bad accident. Please contact us today at (619) 442-0542 for a free case evaluation.