Have you been injured on someone else’s property? Does this sound familiar?
I was at the store with my son looking for school supplies when I tripped and fell over boxes of notebooks left in the floor. I fractured my ankle and was out of work for several weeks. The insurance company for the store is telling me that it is my fault because I was not watching where I was going. Can they do that?
Or maybe this has happened to you?
While visiting my friend, I fell on her stairs because the steps were rotted. I don’t want to sue my friend but I have medical bills to pay and I was out of work. What should I do?
The above examples are only two of hundreds of different ways you can be hurt on someone else’s property. Under California’s premises liability laws (commonly referred to as slip and fall accidents), you are entitled to be compensated for any damages you incur as a result of the accident. Let’s look at each case individually.
The Insurance Company Is Blaming Me For My Slip And Fall Accident
This is a common tactic used by insurance companies to avoid paying slip and fall claims or to reduce the compensation it must pay to the accident victim. This is one of the best examples of why you should consult with a Fresno slip and fall attorney before you provide a written or recorded statement to the insurance company or sign any releases or other documents for the insurance company.
Stores have a duty to provide a safe environment for customers and others visiting the store. This includes maintaining clear paths for movement around the store. Leave boxes in the aisle where customers are expected to walk can be a valid reason for a slip and all lawsuit if you are injured because you stumble or trip over the boxes. Do not let the insurance company convince you that you are not entitled to compensation for your injury.
A Slip And Fall At A Friend’s House
Many people are hesitant to do anything about this because they do not want to file a slip and fall lawsuit against their friend. However, if your friend has insurance, the insurance company will pay your damages including medical bills, lost wages, physical therapy, emotional suffering, and physical pain. Your friend probably feels horrible that you were hurt and wants you to be compensated for your injuries. Be careful, just because it is you friend’s insurance company and your friend may assume responsibility this does not mean that insurance company will treat you fairly.
Hiring a Fresno Slip and Fall Attorney
You may feel that filing a slip and fall lawsuit is something you would never do; however, if you have suffered damages from a slip and fall, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. Our premises liability attorneys have your best interest as our top priority. We will attempt to settle your case as quickly as possible with the maximum compensation available under California’s premises liability laws.
However, if the insurance company is not acting fairly, our law firm is comprised of skilled trial attorneys who are always ready to do battle on your behalf to protect your right to a fair compensation. Contact Torem & Associates at 1-800-954-4444 or use our convenient online contact form to schedule your free consultation.