These Are the Three Elements You Will Need to Win a Slip and Fall Accident Case in CaliforniaHave you been hurt after tripping on someone else’s property? It’s possible that you’re entitled to compensation. To establish a compelling argument, you’ll need these three items. Remember that a slip and fall attorney is the best person to help determine if you have a case. Call Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn at (310) 209-1600 now for a free legal consultation.

  1. Evidence of serious injury
  2. Accidents involving slipping and falling can result in catastrophic injuries, including brain and spinal trauma. Your injury, on the other hand, does not have to be life-threatening in order to be “severe” enough to warrant a claim. It just needs to cause you measurable harm, such as a large medical expense or a period of time when you are unable to work.

    Sprains and fractures, which appear to be minor, might readily qualify. In any event, it’s critical to see a doctor as soon as possible so that your injuries may be formally documented.

  3. The injury must have happened on the defendant’s property
  4. To hold a property owner accountable for your injury, you must demonstrate not only that you fell on their property, but also that your damage was caused by that fall. In most circumstances, proving this is rather straightforward. If you have a pre-existing ailment, such as an old back injury or a head injury, proving that your symptoms are due to your recent accident may take a little more work.

    One thing your slip and fall accident injury lawyer can do is look into having a medical expert and an accident reconstructionist collaborate on a 3-D computer animation that shows the insurance company (or the jury if your case goes to trial) exactly how the fall happened and how the forces involved caused your injury.

  5. Proof of negligence on the part of the defendant
  6. In a slip and fall accident case, proving this latter aspect is the most difficult. The presence of a danger on someone’s property does not always imply that they were negligent. Rather, you must demonstrate that they failed in their responsibility to keep their property safe. This means you must show that they were aware of—or should have been aware of—the hazard that caused your fall but did nothing to warn you or rectify it.

Timing is crucial in this situation. A business, for example, isn’t expected to be omniscient and wipe up all accidents on the spot. They are, however, obligated to monitor the floor at regular intervals to ensure that there are no slick spills. So, if you stumbled on liquid from a broken pickle jar at a supermarket, you may need to rely on surveillance film or witness evidence to prove that the slick brine had been around for a long time before you discovered it and fell.

Do you require assistance with a slip and fall accident claim?

Contacting an expert attorney like Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn at (310) 209-1600 is the best method to find out for sure if you have a good claim for compensation following a slip and fall accident. Call right now to schedule a free first appointment with Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn and obtain his experienced advice on how to handle your case.

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