We often perceive slip or fall accidents as minor incidents. However, these types of accidents can actually lead to serious injuries requiring extensive medical care and time away from work. The consequences snowball as medical costs and loss of income cause financial hardship.
At Simmrin Law Group, we fight for Arcadia’s victims of slip and fall accidents. Reach out at any time, any day of the week to connect with an Arcadia slip and fall accident lawyer who is ready, willing, and more than able to help you recoup your losses by fighting for the settlement you deserve.
Securing a Settlement
To receive compensation for a slip or fall accident, you must prove the at-fault party owed you a duty of care, failed to fulfill that duty, and that failure led to the accident, causing your injuries and financial distress.
Duty of Care Explained
A duty of care is the responsibility a person has to act in ways that promote the safety of others and refrain from actions that put others in danger.
For example, drivers on the road owe all other drivers sharing the road a duty of care. Business owners owe this duty to their employees and to clients who visit their premises. Friends and neighbors who invite you to their homes owe you this duty as well.
When you slip, trip, or fall on someone else’s property, that party may hold culpability for your accident. Your Arcadia slip and fall accident attorney will carefully examine the circumstances of your case to make this determination.
Failure to Fulfill a Duty of Care
Breaches in a duty of care are the reasons for many slip and fall accidents. For example:
- You are injured by a driver who runs a red light.
- You slip on an unmarked wet floor in a supermarket.
- A party host failed to warn you of a broken stair, and you fall when it gives out under your feet.
The specifics of the circumstances of your accident affect whether the other party owed you a duty and breached that duty, and you can expect the other party to defend themselves. You need an experienced slip-and-fall accident lawyer in Arcadia to build a case proving the at-fault party’s negligence caused your accident. Your lawyer will also show that the incident cost you measurable damages and that you’re owed compensation for those damages.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall accidents lawyer serving Arcadia, call (310) 896-2723
A Slip and Fall Accident Attorney in Arcadia Will Handle Your Case with Skill
Recovering from your injuries requires emotional, physical, and mental energy. Rather than expending these essential resources on preparing your case, leave your case in the hands of a capable slip-and-fall lawyer in Arcadia.
File Your Claim on Time
Under California law, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. If you miss that window of opportunity, you also miss the opportunity to collect a settlement.
Partner with an Arcadia slip and fall attorney from Simmrin Law Group promptly after your accident to ensure your attorney has time to examine your accident and identify the at-fault party, and file within this strict legal timeframe. A quick partnership will also give your lawyer time to sort through any potential complications.
Further, if your case is against a government entity, California only gives you six months to file your claim, and you must follow different procedures than if filing against a private entity. When you secure legal representation quickly, you can trust your lawyer to navigate the legal nuances of your case.
Negotiate a Substantial Settlement
Slip and fall accident victims typically collect a settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance company. Insurance companies, however, do not hand money over easily. Your slip and fall attorney in Arcadia will serve as a skilled negotiator and demand these companies pay what they owe.
To protect your settlement, do not speak to insurance adjusters. Unfortunately, they use unethical but successful strategies to talk you into accepting a much-too-low settlement, or ask you seemingly innocent questions and ultimately use your answers against you.
California’s fault laws hold at-fault parties responsible for paying victims compensation. However, if victims bear a percentage of responsibility for the accident, their compensation is reduced by that same percentage. Insurance companies will work hard to put the blame on you to reduce their payout.
Argue Your Case in Court
Most personal injury cases settle out of court. If the at-fault party does not negotiate in good faith, your may need to take the case to trial. You can count on your Arcadia slip-and-fall lawyer to provide you with loyal, superior-quality representation at each proceeding.
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An Arcadia Slip and Fall Lawyer Will Help Restore Your Financial Future
Accidents are expensive, and to avoid spiraling into a lifelong financial crisis, you need a settlement to cover your losses and future expenses. No two slip-and-fall accidents are exactly the same, and settlement amounts vary according to the severity of the victim’s injuries and the extent of their consequences. However, it is typical for personal injury settlements to cover or acknowledge:
- Accident-related medical costs, including future needs
- Wages lost to missed days at work and potential income loss if you cannot return to the same earning capacity
- The physical and emotional pain you have endured and will continue to experience because of your injuries
It is easy for victims, often lacking experience with personal injury cases, to underestimate the value of their case, collect less than they deserve, and continue to struggle financially. Trust your experienced lawyer to assess your situation with care and account for each of your losses when calculating a settlement demand.
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We Will Get You Back on Your Feet
A slip-and-fall accident can leave you unable to work and facing long-term financial uncertainty. When someone else’s negligence puts you in this situation, that party owes you compensation.
An Arcadia slip and fall lawyer from Simmrin Law Group will hold that party responsible and help you get the financial award you need to cover your medical care, restore your lost income, and bring security back to your household’s financial future. Contact us today.
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