Slip and Fall Accidents in Anaheim
Serving Clients Throughout Anaheim
Although slip and fall accidents are common and often result in minor scrapes, bruises and soreness, a particularly bad fall may cause serious injuries or wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on private, public or commercial property, it is important to know your rights.
J&Y Law has extensive experience handling slip and fall accidents in Anaheim and throughout the state of California. Well-versed in the applicable premises liability laws, we have a proven track record of helping our clients obtain meaningful compensation. Our Anaheim personal injury attorneys will provide you with first-rate legal representation and the personal attention you deserve.
What is premises liability?
Premises liability laws are designed to protect the public by requiring all property owners in Anaheim to maintain their property and provide a safe environment visitors — neighbors, mail carriers, patrons, vendors, passersby, and others. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Anaheim because the property was not adequately maintained and/or no warnings were provided about a potential hazard, the property owner may be held liable through a premises liability lawsuit.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Our Anaheim slip and fall attorneys have handled premises liability claims arising from all types of hazards such as:
- Wet, icy, or slippery surfaces
- Broken stairs/poorly secured bannisters
- Torn/uneven carpeting
- Debris/obstructed walkways
- Poorly lit walkways or hallways
- Uneven/warped flooring
- Poorly secured rugs
- Failing to provide warnings about a hazardous condition
- Failing to remedy a hazard promptly
If a property owner’s negligence caused or contributed to your injuries, you may have a viable premises liability claim. We will take the time to intensively investigate the circumstances of your slip and fall accident, work to build a successful claim and help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries in Anaheim
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the most common injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents include:
- Hip fractures
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Fractures and sprains
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
It is important to note that the type and severity of an injury resulting result from a slip and fall accident in Anaheim can vary based on factors such as the type of fall (e.g. from a height, downstairs, off a ladder, on a raised sidewalk) as well as the age and fitness level of the accident victim. Backed by a proven history of pursuing successful slip and fall injury claims, our attorneys know how to work around such barriers and hold responsible parties accountable.
Determining Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident
A slip and fall accident in Anaheim can occur at any number of locations — a neighbor’s home, on a sidewalk or playground, at a retail store, on a parking lot or public property. To have a valid claim, it is necessary to demonstrate that (1) the owner failed to properly maintain the property and/or failed to warn others of any existing hazards and (2) the owner was aware, or should have been aware, of the hazard on the property, and failed to protect the public from being injured.
Damages You May Recover in a Premises Liability Lawsuit
If your slip and fall accident claim is successful, you may be be awarded compensation which includes economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages — Compensate you for lost wages, medical expenses, loss of earning capacity and other financial losses
Non-economic damages — Cover losses that cannot be assessed monetarily such as pain and suffering, permanent disability and loss of enjoyment of life (e.g. companionship, spousal relationship, emotional support).
Additionally, punitive damages may be awarded if the negligent property owner’s conduct was particularly egregious. In any event, you may be entitled to significant compensation if the property owner neglected to remove dangerous obstacles, make necessary repairs in a timely manner, or provide warnings about a hazardous condition.
Why Call J&Y Law for Your Slip and Fall Claim?
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Anaheim, we will explain all of your rights, assess the merits of your claim, and handle all the details of your case. We will work to identify the responsible party, document the nature of your injuries and demonstrate the property owner’s negligence.
Knowing that you may have never encountered the legal system, our legal team will help you navigate the process and keep you fully informed about the status of your case. We believe clients should never have to contact us to learn about their claim, which is why we are available 24/7 to respond to your questions and concerns.
At J&Y we have a well-earned reputation for providing our clients with aggressive legal representation. When you work with J&Y, you can rest assured we will fight to win. Please contact our office as soon as possible to set up a free consultation.