All property owners in California have a duty to maintain their property, make repairs as needed, and warn visitors of any hazards. If you have been injured on another party’s premises because the owner failed to warn you about the danger, you need an aggressive slip and fall attorney at your side. J&Y Law regularly handles personal injury claims arising from failure to warn slip and fall accidents. Our premises liability lawyers have the skills and experience to win you meaningful compensation through negotiation and litigation.
Our team has a demonstrated track record of success, having recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients in settlements and jury awards. We offer free consultations and there is never a fee until we recover for you. Contact us today to get started.
Reasons for Failure to Warn Slip and Fall Accidents in California
Anyone can slip and fall, but most of these accidents are caused by:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Broken steps or poorly secured banisters
- Frayed or uneven carpeting
- Unmarked obstacles on walkways
- Poorly lit hallways
- Uneven sidewalks
- Unsecured rugs
Slip and fall accidents can occur on a neighbor’s sidewalk, at the grocery store, in the parking lot of a commercial office building, or at a government location like the post office. It doesn’t matter where it happens for you to recover damages.
As mentioned above, California premises liability law requires all property owners – private, commercial, public – to maintain their property and warn visitors of any unrepaired hazards.
Regardless of where you were injured, the negligent property can be held legally responsible. But it takes an experienced slip and fall accident attorney to protect your rights and win you the maximum compensation you deserve.
How J&Y Can Help
Premises liability claims are typically settled through negotiations with an insurance company, but insurers have the upper hand. A claims adjuster may attempt to offer as little as possible to settle your claim, or the insurance company’s attorneys may argue that you were to blame for the accident because you ignored a notice about the danger on the owner’s property.
Backed by our comprehensive knowledge of negligence law, we will fight to win you just compensation at the bargaining table or at trial. Once you become our client, we will:
- Conduct a thorough investigation – including photographing the site of the accident
- Interview witnesses
- Collect medical evidence documenting your injuries
- Handle all communication with the property owner and their attorney
- Negotiate a favorable settlement
- File a premises liability lawsuit, if necessary
In many cases, we can build a case strong enough to win a substantial settlement without the need for a jury trial. You can trust our team to fight for the compensation you deserve even if the negligent party falsely claims there was an adequate warning posted to protect you.
It is critically important to contact us as soon as possible before the hazard is repaired or a warning is posted after the fact. Above all, our slip and fall attorneys will fight for your rights in and out of the courtroom.
Recoverable Damages in a Failure to Warn Slip and Fall Accident
If the property owner not only failed to keep his or her property safe but also failed to post a warning to protect you from harm, we will fight hard to win you every dollar you deserve. Depending on the nature and severity of your injuries, you may be entitled to economic and noneconomic damages, including:
- Medical costs – present and future
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Costs of rehabilitative care and physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you lost a family member in a failure to warn slip-and-fall accident, our wrongful death attorneys can help you recover final medical costs, funeral costs, and compensation for lost financial and emotional support. Money can never replace, a life but you deserve justice for the property owner’s negligence
Other Factors in a Slip and Fall Claim
You should know that premises liability claims are governed by the rules of comparative negligence. This means that if you share responsibility for the accident that caused your injuries, you can still obtain damages, the final amount of your award will be reduced by the percentage of your fault.
For example, if you slipped on an unmarked spill at the grocery store, but you were wearing flip flops or sandals, the insurance adjuster may claim that your loose footwear contributed to the fall that caused your injuries. So, if 20 percent of the fault is assigned to you, and your damages are assessed at $20,000, the final amount of your award will be $16,000.
Our experienced attorneys will work to limit your liability, make sure you are treated fairly, and demand full payment of your claim. If the insurance company fails to make a reasonable settlement offer, we will take them to court.
Contact Our Experienced California Failure to Warn Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
At J&Y Law, we are widely known as dedicated advocates of the injured who provide our clients with powerful representation when they need it most. Contact us today so we can start working on your injury claim.