Thousand Oaks
Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Aside from auto accidents, slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls are the most common types of personal injury accidents in the United States.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 3 million Americans are seen in emergency rooms every year for injuries suffered in falls.

About 800,000 of them are hospitalized.

A slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident with injuries can happen for any number of reasons. When they’re caused as a result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, you may be eligible to be compensated for your injuries and damages.

That’s when you’ll want to speak with an experienced and effective California slip-and-fall lawyer here at Quirk Injury & Accident Attorneys, APC in Thousand Oaks.

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The Legal Duty of Owners and Occupiers of Land

California premises liability law governs slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall cases in the state. The general rule governing premises liability cases is that the owner or occupier of a property has a duty to maintain the premises in a condition that is free from defects that might injure others who come onto the property. Government entities, businesses and even homeowners can be held liable for damages suffered in accidents involving falls. In order to prove negligence in a California slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall case, a claimant needs to prove the following:

  • The owner or occupier of the property where the accident occurred either knew or reasonably should have known of a hazardous condition that caused the claimant to slip and fall.
  • The owner or occupier of the property failed to warn the claimant of the condition or take reasonable measures to repaid that condition.

Common Slip-and-Fall and Trip-and-Fall Injuries

In most slip-and-fall accidents, the victim encounters a foreign substance on a walking surface and falls backward. In a trip-and-fall, he or she encounters a raised or a walking surface or object on it that causes him or her to fall forward. Most of the time, the injuries suffered by victims correspond with the type of   condition that caused them to fall.

Here are some examples of common slip-and fall injuries:

  • Sprained ankles and wrists.
  • Shoulder damage and dislocations.
  • Internal knee injuries.
  • Spinal injuries.
  • Traumatic brain injuries.
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries.
  • Skull fractures.

In turn, here are some common injuries that are suffered in trip-and-fall accidents:

  • Wrist and elbow sprains and fractures.
  • Kneecap fractures and internal knee damage.
  • Internal shoulder damage and dislocations.
  • Spinal injuries.
  • Scapula fractures
  • Skull fractures with traumatic brain injuries.
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries.

Compensation for Damages in Slip-and-Fall and Trip-and-Fall Cases

Quirk Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC can bring a personal injury premises liability claim or lawsuit on your behalf against the entity or person who controlled the property where you fell. Here are some of the damages that you can seek compensation for:

  • Medical bills incurred and likely to be incurred in the future.
  • Lost earnings or diminished earning capacity as a result of your fall.
  • Any permanent disfigurement or disability.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Diminished enjoyment of life.
  • Other substantial damages in the event of a wrongful death.

After a Slip and Fall Accident

Don’t expect a store owner or insurance company to automatically assume liability. They can try to escape responsibility in a variety of ways. The simplest of these is that you just weren’t watching where you were going.

Whatever the nature and extent of your injuries might be, you’re likely eligible to pursue compensation for the damages that you suffered. Report your accident to whoever is in charge of the premises that you fell at and get to a nearby emergency room right away.

Contact a Thousand Oaks Slip and Fall Lawyer

After your initial treatment, call us at Quirk Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC to arrange for a free consultation and case review with a dedicated and aggressive California slip-and-fall lawyer here in Thousand Oaks.

We can help you gather the required documents and create a hard-hitting case to hold the negligent parties responsible.

Why Quirk?

Slip and fall cases are unique personal injury cases that require unique lawyers.  We have successfully handled and resolved numerous slip and fall cases in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas of California.

From the beginning, the Quirk will give you candid and practical answers.  Unlike others, Quirk is different.  We treat you like a person, and you get personalized attention and real answers.

Thank you for visiting our “Quirky” site.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

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