Corona Slip and Fall Attorney
Corona has many places that could lead to slip and fall accidents, including hotels, shopping establishments-like our three Walmarts-and nearby lake and trails. If you suffered injuries because of another person’s or entity’s negligence, we recommend retaining a personal injury lawyer experienced in slip and fall accidents. Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC has decades of experience negotiating and litigating slip and fall and other personal injury accidents.
Instead of worrying about recovering enough damages by negotiating on your own, contact Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC, to help ensure that the insurance companies and defendants do not violate your rights and that you get to compensation you deserve.
Your Corona Slip and Fall Accident Firm
Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC’s attorneys in Corona, have the experience in California civil law that you need to represent you in a slip and fall case. We have settled cases for millions. While we are compassionate with our clients, we are aggressive when fighting for the compensation they deserve.
When you retain us, our team can investigate your slip and fall accident, assess your injuries, and meet with medical professionals to discuss your recovery-including whether doctors believe that your injuries could lead to long-term or permanent disabilities. We want to help ensure that you recover enough money to cover life-long medical expenses if needed.
While the money does not eliminate your injuries or the disabilities the injuries could cause, it significantly reduces the financial stress that the injuries and disabilities place upon you and your family.
Common Slip and Fall Locations in Corona
You could slip and fall anywhere if a property owner is negligent in keeping or notifying you of dangers on their property. You could even have a slip or trip and fall accident at home or a friend’s house. As with a fall on commercial property, you would effectively sue the insurance company.
Other places that are ripe for slip and fall accidents include:
- A retail establishment that does not clearly mark a wet floor, whether from the rain or because someone spilled something.
- Retail establishments that leave pallets and boxes in the aisles in such a manner that you trip over them. For example, the corner of a pallet sticks out further into the aisle than the rest of the pallet.
- Schools, including inside and outside.
- Parks, including private, state, and federal parks.
- City sidewalks that have uneven or cracked concrete.
- Darkened movie theaters.
- Docks, catwalks, and skywalks.
The law requires property owners to keep their properties – inside and out – free and clear of unexpected dangers or clearly mark the dangerous condition. Never assume that you cannot recover damages because a property owner marked a dangerous condition. It depends on how the owner marked the dangerous condition, including the sign’s location.
Many companies impose insurance waivers because of the type of property they own. For example, a racetrack or a series of ORV trails are known to be dangerous places. The insurance waiver you sign could prevent you from recovering damages because of accidents caused by known dangers. That does not mean that you do not have a case in some instances.
Never assume that you do not have a slip and fall case if you signed an insurance waiver to be on a property. You could still recover damages from the property owner depending on what caused you to trip or slip and fall.
Additionally, if someone other than the property owner caused your injuries because of their actions or inactions, you could recover damages from that person because of their negligence.
A Corona slip and fall attorney at Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC, will review the case particulars and tell you whether you have a case against a property owner or someone else, even if you signed an insurance waiver.
Types of Slip and Fall Injuries
Though you might not believe it could happen, trip or slip and fall incidents could cause traumatic injuries. In many cases, injuries might include minor cuts and bruises. Still, in other cases, cuts, bruises, scratches, and bumps could be extensive or lead to additional injuries, including infections or swelling.
Other injuries include:
- Strains and sprains.
- Pulled and torn muscles and other soft tissue injuries.
- Face and eye injuries.
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Head, neck, and shoulder injuries.
- Internal injuries.
- Back and spinal cord injuries.
- Simple and compound fractures.
Catastrophic injuries cause long-term or permanent disabilities, such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Internal injuries could also cause long-term or permanent disabilities if you cannot fully recover from them.
Slip and fall cases are already complex, but recovering the compensation you deserve becomes more complicated when you add injuries that turn into permanent disabilities. A Corona slip and fall attorney at Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC, will fight for your right to recover the compensation you deserve.
What to Do and Not Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in Corona
After a slip and fall accident, you should take certain actions, including:
- Take photos of the accident scene, including any signs that should warn you of the danger. The sign might be where you would not expect it. For example, in a store, someone might have moved the sign too far away from a spill or wet entryway.
- Notify the property owner or a manager of your fall as soon as possible.
- Obtain the property owner’s insurance information. For a homeowner, obtain the owner’s property insurance information.
- Seek medical attention immediately, even if you believe your injuries are minor. For example, you might feel just fine after hitting your head, but you might have a concussion that requires medical attention.
- Contact a trip or slip and fall attorney as soon after the accident as possible.
In addition to the things you should do after an accident, never do these things, as they could endanger your case:
- Do not discuss the accident with anyone. It is enough to notify a manager or owner of the accident.
- Do not discuss the accident with any insurance company. Instead, refer the insurance company to your slip and fall lawyer.
- Do not post anything about the accident on social media.
- Do not post your activities on social media. Insurance companies troll social media pages to find out if you are really hurt. If you post photos of you and your friends out partying, the insurance company will argue that you are not really injured or that your injuries are not as bad as you say.
Recovering Damages After a Slip and Fall Accident
The compensation you can recover after a slip and fall accident depends on the seriousness of your injuries. You could recover economic and non-economic damages.
Sometimes referred to as special damages, economic damages have a monetary value. Most slip and fall accident victims can recover economic damages, including:
- Past and future medical expenses, including doctors’ appointments, surgeries, appointments with medical professionals, ambulatory aids, prescriptions, hand controls for your vehicle, therapeutic appointments for physical, occupational, psychological, and cognitive therapies, and upgrades to your home to make it more accessible, including ramps, widened doorways, and grab bars.
- Lost wages.
- Loss of future earning capacity, even if you can work part-time, or full-time but cannot make the same income as before the slip and fall incident.
- Death-related expenses, including funeral, burial, cremation, and probate expenses, if you lost a loved one because of injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident.
Sometimes referred to as general damages, non-economic damages do not have a monetary value. The court usually orders the defendant to pay non-economic damages if you suffered injuries that caused long-term or permanent disabilities or if you lost a loved one as a result of a slip and fall accident.
Non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress.
- Loss of quality of life, such as when you have to use ambulatory aids or take prescriptions for the rest of your life.
- Loss of companionship if you can no longer enjoy time with your family or can no longer participate in family activities and events.
- Loss of consortium if you can no longer have a physical relationship with your family.
- Loss of use of a body part, such as a hand or leg.
- Loss of use of a bodily function, such as your eyesight or bladder.
- Amputation, excessive scarring, and/or disfigurement.
What if I cannot afford a slip and fall lawyer?
Your initial case evaluation is free. Additionally, you do not pay a dime for attorney’s fees unless we win your case. You have enough to worry about, recovering from your injuries and taking care of your family.
How do I know if I have a case?
When you have a case evaluation, we will review any documents you bring in and ask you several questions. Our slip and fall attorneys know California laws regarding slip and fall cases and will let you know if you have a case.
Do I have to go to court?
Not necessarily. If the insurance company offers a fair and reasonable settlement, you do not have to go to court at all. In other cases, we might file a court claim when the insurance company refuses a reasonable. Even then, the insurance company might start settlement negotiations again-going to court is very expensive for the defendant, and most insurance companies would rather settle.
What do I do if the insurance company offers me a settlement before I start working with an attorney?
Do not accept the settlement offer. Do not sign any documents the insurance company forwards to you without having them reviewed by an attorney. If an insurance company “threatens” you that it will withdraw its offer within a certain number of hours or days, but your schedule does not allow for an appointment with an attorney in that time frame, tell the insurance company that is fine. It is most likely less compensation than you deserve anyway.
What should I tell the insurance company?
Insurance companies twist what you tell them to blame you for the accident instead of the negligent party. This is one of the insurance companies’ tricks. You can tell an insurance company the date and location of the accident, your name, and your attorney’s name and contact information.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit in California?
You have up to two years to file a negligence claim in California against someone for a slip and fall accident. However, the events that lead to a lawsuit take time-so two years is not as long as you think you have. The sooner you contact a Corona slip and fall attorney, the better.
Contact Yarian Accident and Injury Lawyers, APC Today
California negligence law is complicated. Most trip or slip and fall accidents are because of someone’s negligence. Instead of handling a case yourself, you should always seek professional advice about California’s negligence laws from a slip and fall lawyer.
Additionally, the sooner you can meet with an attorney, whether in person, by phone, or by video call, the better it is for your case. You are more apt to remember facts that could help your case just after an accident. Finally, if you wait too long, evidence could disappear. Due to weather conditions, evidence could wear away, or defendants could inadvertently or purposefully destroy evidence.
As soon after a trip or slip and fall accident as possible, contact Yarian Accident and Injury Lawyers, APC by calling (951) 523-0000 for your free case evaluation.
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