You do not have to just accept the injuries and financial costs associated with a slip and fall accident in California. You have legal options to secure compensation for your medical expenses, the wages you lost at work while recovering, and other losses.
Use this article to learn about settling a slip and fall accident or resolving your case in court in California. Focus on getting the damages you deserve with the Simmrin Law Group’s slip and fall lawyers in California. You can get started today by calling (310) 997-4688.
Getting Compensation for a Slip and Fall Accident in California
You may be entitled to compensation if you were hurt in a slip and fall accident in California. In most cases, you may resolve your case by:
- Settling with the insurance company outside of court
- Taking your case to court to secure a verdict in your favor
Regardless of whether you settle your case or proceed to a courtroom battle, your lawyer will need to demonstrate that someone else was responsible for your accident. Property owners in California may be liable for a slip and fall accident if they:
- Knew a hazard existed on their property and
- Did not remove the hazard in a reasonable amount of time or
- Did not place warnings about the hazard for any visitors
The team at the Simmrin Law Group can focus on showing that a property owner was responsible for your accident right now. Demonstrating fault for an accident is necessary to secure the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
Settling After a Slip and Fall Accident in California
As we mentioned, you may be able to get compensation after a slip and fall accident by settling with the insurance company. A settlement can be reached at any point in your case. Some people even reach a settlement after taking a case to court. However, you cannot settle a case after the court has handed down a verdict.
Settlements allow you to resolve a slip and fall case outside of the courtroom. Generally, a slip and fall accident lawyer will represent you in negotiations with insurance agents. An out-of-court settlement can allow you to get compensation for your:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages at work
- Lost future earning potential
Note that your lawyer may be able to secure you a lump-sum settlement. A lump-sum settlement allows you to receive all of your compensation at one time. In other situations, you may be awarded a structured settlement. Structured settlements will be issued to you in multiple payments, instead of all at once.
Review your options for a settlement in California with the Simmrin Law Group. Discuss lump-sum and structured settlements by calling (310) 997-4688.
Handling a Slip and Fall Accident in Court in California
Your lawyer may advise you against settling your case outside of court in some situations. Sometimes, insurance agents will not agree to a fair settlement for your losses, for example. In this case, your lawyer can bring your case to court in California.
A courtroom verdict in your favor can award you damages for healthcare bills and time off work. You may also be given compensation for non-economic damages. Pain and suffering are considered non-economic damages in California.
Court cases for a slip and fall accident may also allow you to secure exemplary damages. The court system uses exemplary damages as a way to punish the individuals who caused your slip and fall accident. Both non-economic and exemplary damages can be determined by a jury in California.
Building a Slip and Fall Accident Claim in California
You can work to get compensation after a slip and fall accident by settling your claim or taking your case to court. In either case, a slip and fall accident lawyer can begin working on your case right now. Allow the Simmrin Law Group to:
- Investigate the spot where you fell
- Look into past falls in the location
- Speak to witnesses who saw you fall
- Request access to video surveillance
Getting professional help right away increases the odds that you will get full compensation for your losses, so reach out to for legal advice now.
Speak to a Lawyer About Settling a Slip and Fall Accident Claim
You may be able to settle a slip and fall accident outside of court in California. You can also secure compensation for your losses in the courtroom in some situations. Review all your legal options now with the Simmrin Law Group. You can easily reach us by completing our online contact form or calling (310) 997-4688.
Our team of slip and fall accident lawyers in California are prepared to offer you a FREE consultation today.