If you suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, you may be eligible for substantial financial compensation. Slip and fall accidents can range in severity, in some cases resulting in catastrophic injuries or even death. Immediately after a slip and fall accident, reach out to our Riverside slip and fall team at Dordulian Law Group (DLG) for the top-rated legal representation you deserve. When you work with an experienced team of litigators and investigators like that found at DLG, you can be confident your case is in good hands and will result in a successful conclusion.
After a slip and fall accident, injured victims need to focus on the healing process. Allow DLG to handle the stressful responsibilities that can ensue: fighting with the insurance companies, haggling with medical providers, and doing all the things necessary to recover every available ounce of financial compensation. Liability in slip and fall personal injury cases can be difficult to prove. But the experts at DLG have the experience necessary to investigate your claim, develop a winning strategy, and prove your case. When you come to us after a slip and fall injury, we will help determine whether or not you have a valid claim that is eligible for financial compensation.
A slip and fall involves any incident where you fell and injured yourself on what should have been safe and solid ground. Examples of common slip and fall accident scenarios include:
Slip and fall victims may suffer broken bones, burns, lacerations, or traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The extent of a victim’s suffering may affect the value of a slip and fall civil claim, as well as the circumstances surrounding the accident, and extent of liability.
Regardless of the severity, you can sue for any slip and fall accident that results in an injury. Even minor accidents can leave victims with long-term injuries or chronic pain. Recovering financial compensation via a personal injury lawsuit can be the best way of ensuring you experience a full recovery, both physically and financially.
While filing a civil claim is an important step after a slip and fall accident, seeking medical attention is the most important thing you can do. Immediately following an accident, you should go to the emergency room and undergo a thorough examination. This creates a paper trail showing you were actually injured on the day of the accident. More importantly, medical care ensures you will begin the recovery process long before any financial compensation is paid.
Suing for a slip and fall (whether minor or severe) can help you recover any money you were forced to pay out-of-pocket (or lost out on as a result of your injuries). By filing an official slip and fall claim, you might also prevent future injuries or deaths from occurring in the same location where your accident took place. Legal action forces the property owner to take notice and make the necessary changes to provide a safe environment for all.
Although a slip and fall victim may feel his or her injuries do not rise to the level of an eligible lawsuit, only an experienced personal injury lawyer can properly evaluate your case and determine the extent of the negligence. When you’re the innocent victim of another’s negligence, you shouldn’t be on the hook for any type of expense resulting from your injuries or pain and suffering.
When filing a slip and fall claim in Riverside, the case is built on four basic elements:
When you choose DLG, your Riverside personal injury lawyer and investigative team will conduct an exhaustive investigation, gather evidence, and develop the precise strategy needed to prove that your slip and fall was not an accident, but the result of negligence.
Slip and fall lawsuits can vary in value depending on a number of factors – extent of injuries, percentage of liability, how the incident will affect your quality of life going forward, etc. An estimated value for a slip and fall lawsuit can best be determined by a DLG lawyer during the discovery and investigation process. Slip and fall injury victims can petition for reimbursement of any medical expenses, as well as any resulting lost wages or loss of future earning capacity.
DLG utilizes medical experts to help demonstrate (via a proper legal argument) how much treatment you will require, how long your recovery period may last, and whether or not any mental health treatment is recommended.
Additionally, DLG will file for damages related to pain and suffering. This is a term that can include an array of symptoms, such as discomfort, chronic joint pain, headaches, or body pain. Compensation for emotional trauma can help cover the stress of your recovery and other mental health conditions that can develop after a slip and fall accident. Punitive damages are not capped in California, but they are rare in personal injury claims. To recover punitive damages, your lawyer must prove that the defendant’s actions were egregious, evil, or wantonly reckless.
Recent slip and fall cases won by Dordulian Law Group have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. After the insurance company offered a paltry $5,000 settlement, a case involving Ms. H eventually led to $3.25 million after a fall caused her to endure serious spinal injuries. DLG did not allow the property management company to settle for such a lowball offer, and instead fought for Mrs. H’s right to maximum financial compensation. This specific case is an excellent example of why slip and fall victims should always consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer at DLG before agreeing to any type of settlement offer from either an insurance company or at-fault party.
In another recent case, Oscar M. suffered a traumatic brain injury at work, and DLG reached a settlement totaling $1.95 million for his injuries.
Contact DLG at 951-336-0011 for more information or to arrange for a free consultation. During a consultation with a member of our Personal Injury Division legal team, we will help determine an estimated total value of your claim, and identify approximately how much financial compensation you might recover by filing a lawsuit.
In California, an injured victim may file a lawsuit against any individual or entity whose negligence or misconduct caused the accident or injuries. Under California Civil Code 1714, citizens and businesses are responsible both for their actions and their “want of ordinary care or skill” when managing a property.
The law, therefore, allows for personal injury lawsuits against various at-fault parties. Some common examples of at-fault parties sued in slip and fall cases are:
While walking on someone’s property, if you happen to trip over damaged concrete and end up injuring yourself, you may file suit because the property owner or manager had a duty of care to repair the damages as soon as possible. Additionally, if you enter a commercial or multi-family housing development, the owner of that property must maintain a physically safe environment at all times – even when not present. If the property owner hires a management firm to oversee the units, that firm may be sued for negligence in the event of not keeping the property safe at all times.
Your DLG Riverside lawyer will review all relevant evidence and launch a full-on investigation. Our team of investigators, including a retired LAPD detective, will look into the facts of the case. If available, you are encouraged to provide any photographs, receipts, timecards, videos, or eyewitness accounts that might help corroborate your version of events. If the police were called to the scene of a slip and fall accident, their report can be used to cull more information regarding the nature of the accident. If EMTs were called to the scene, they can provide witness statements regarding the injuries you endured. They may also be able to help verify the state of the accident scene.
It’s important for slip and fall victims to remember that California applies comparative negligence to determine how much money an injured victim receives in a personal injury claim. For example, in the event that you are found 30% liable for a slip and fall accident that will net a $1 million settlement, you would actually receive $700,000 due to your perceived negligence. That’s yet another reason why hiring an experienced and competent slip and fall lawyer from DLG Riverside can be the best decision you make after such an unfortunate experience.
Dordulian Law Group will make every effort to produce evidence proving that you had no responsibility in the slip and fall accident, and deserve full compensation.
California is full of industrial parks, construction sites, sprawling parking lots, and other areas that are notorious for slip and falls. With a population of around four million, Los Angeles has nearly 5000 square miles of residential, commercial, and public land. Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere within. In fact, each year the Los Angeles Superior Court handles around 25,000 personal injury cases.
Under California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, you have two years from the date of the accident to take legal action. Slip and fall injury victims should bring their cases to DLG as soon as possible. We’ll help ensure you avoid delays or a potential nullification of the claim. The sooner you reach out to DLG to file your slip and fall claim, the better the chances of securing a maximum financial damages award for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
A slip and fall victim’s health insurance policy may pay for a portion of any resulting medical bills. Additionally, the property’s insurance may cover some of your financial losses. However, you cannot expect any type of insurance to leave you without an ounce of medical debt. Insurance companies often act in bad faith while fulfilling claims. Hiring a lawyer from DLG Riverside helps prevent these bad faith efforts.
At Dordulian Law Group, we provide top-rated and proven legal services for Riverside slip and fall victims. Regardless of the type of injury you sustained, there may be a potential for compensation. Let the DLG team investigate your accident, determine the total value of the claim, and fight vigorously to defend your position.
Our Founding President and Managing Attorney, Sam Dordulian, is a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County. His passion for helping injured victims inspired him to found DLG. We’re a unique firm offering slip and fall and other personal injury victims throughout the Southern California region access to top-rated legal representation (without the worry of upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses). With decades of proven experience successfully representing victims of car accidents, wrongful deaths, slip and falls, dog bites, premises liability, and product liability, Sam Dordulian has successfully handled over 100 jury trials with a 98% success rate.
Our Chief Investigator, Moses Castillo, is a retired detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. Throughout a decorated 30-year career, he investigated everything from traffic accidents to sex crimes. With his expertise, Dordulian Law Group is able to successfully uncover all relevant evidence to prove your slip and fall claim.
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