Fremont Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
With its many opportunities for business, recreation, and culture, the city of Fremont, California, is a wonderful home to its more than 235,000 residents. As in any expanding city, with so much opportunity comes a greater amount of risk. Many people are injured in slip and fall accidents across Fremont, both at home and in the workplace.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The top-rated team of Fremont personal injury attorneys at OnderLaw, LLC is well-equipped to help you build a compelling slip and fall case.
Since 2002, we’ve been successfully handling these types of accident cases, seeking compensation for those who have been wrongfully injured. We’re ready to do the same for you. Call (314) 963-9000 today to schedule your free, confidential consultation. We’ll connect you with one of our attorneys and determine what next steps are best for you. Let today be the day you begin your journey toward justice.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, determining the best course of action can be a difficult process. Between connecting with an attorney, seeking medical care, and building your accident claim, there are many important steps you need to take to secure compensation for your injuries.
At OnderLaw, LLC, we’re dedicated to putting your needs at the center of our work. When you say yes to OnderLaw, LLC, you’re saying yes to a wide network of connections, many successful legal strategies, and over nineteen years of experience in personal injury law.
Not only that but OnderLaw, LLC is committed to handling all communication on each client’s behalf. Rather than leave you to manage discussions with law enforcement, insurance companies, and other involved parties, our attorneys are dedicated to taking care of all those conversations for you. Not only does this streamline the communication process, but it also protects you from accidental self-incrimination.
Why Choose OnderLaw, LLC?
At OnderLaw, LLC, we believe in putting excellence at the heart of everything we do. This belief has led our firm to receive recognition from many local and national organizations over the years. OnderLaw, LLC has received acclaim from the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America, The American Society of Legal Advocates, and Super Lawyers for our hard work and attention to detail.
James G. Onder, our founding attorney, has been fighting for justice since graduating from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 1988. Onder has served as a co-chair, co-lead, and solo litigator on various personal injury and class action suits. His tenacity in the courtroom and commitment to excellence have secured his legacy at OnderLaw, LLC.
Nancy Koors, another one of our personal injury attorneys, is equally committed to protecting clients’ rights. Koors, also a graduate of the Saint Louis University School of Law, was one of the first women in the state of Missouri to successfully defend a medical malpractice lawsuit. Koors has served as both a co-chair and solo litigator on several jury trials and has secured impressive settlements and court awards for her clients throughout the length of her career. Koors’s legal prowess and skill have led her to become a valuable member of the OnderLaw, LLC team.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Because slip and fall accidents can occur in a variety of settings, there are many circumstances in which you may be injured. The cause of your slip and fall accident can ultimately affect the type of compensation you receive for your losses, so it’s important to take note of how the accident occurred in any report you file. A few examples of common slip and fall accident causes include:
- Faulty sidewalks or sewage grates
- Loose floorboards
- Cluttered floors
- Wet floors
- Faulty or loose carpeting
- Broken stair railings or banisters
- Faulty escalators or elevators
- Unsecured cords on the floor
Property Owner/Manager Responsibilities in California
In California, everyone who owns property has a duty to take “ordinary care” to provide a safe environment for those people who visit any property they control. That duty applies to those who manage the property on behalf of others, as well. It also applies to landlords.
What this means is that the property owner or his agents have a responsibility to regularly walk through the premises looking for defects or hazards. Once such a defect or hazard is identified, the owner/manager is obligated to repair the defect or to remove the hazard. In the period between when the hazard is discovered and when it’s actually repaired, the owner/manager must post warnings about the hazards to prevent visitors from becoming injured by an unknown danger.
If someone who is injured on the property can show that the owner/manager knew, or should have known, that there was a defect or hazard on the property, that the defect or hazard caused an accident, and that they were injured in the accident, then they likely have a compensable case.
Common Injuries Suffered in Slip and Fall Accidents
There is a wide range of injuries that you may suffer upon being involved in a slip and fall accident. The type of injury you sustain can play a role in determining what kind of compensation you can expect, so it’s important to document all injuries and get copies of your medical records. A few examples of injuries commonly suffered in slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken and/or fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Neck trauma
- Hip injury
- Cuts/lacerations and bruises
Compensation for Slip and Fall Accident Injuries
As with most personal injury cases, compensation can come in one or both of the following forms. The type of compensation you receive is largely determined by the type of losses, or damages, you sustain, so keeping track of all property damage, medical expenses, and other costs is an important part of building your case.
Economic damages are the specific financial costs associated with a slip and fall accident. These may be medical expenses for any diagnostic procedures, doctor’s appointments, or treatments you receive for your injuries; the cost of any repairs you had to personal property that was damaged in the accident; and any income or wages you lost as a result of a slip and fall accident. The best way to track your economic damages is to keep copies of all medical records, repairs receipts, pay stubs, and timecards.
Noneconomic damages include the intangible costs of any pain and suffering you experience as a result of a slip and fall accident. These damages may include loss of companionship, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of mobility, or emotional/psychological trauma. The best way to take note of noneconomic damages is to document any therapy/counseling you receive as a result of an accident and to keep a journal of how your injuries affect your ability to work, to perform your daily activities, and your life in general.
What to Do if You’re Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident
If you or someone you love is injured in a slip and fall accident, there are a few important steps to take to ensure a streamlined legal process:
- Seek medical attention. If you’re seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, it’s important that you gain access to the medical attention you deserve. Be sure to keep copies of all medical records and receipts, as these can play an important role in determining your compensation.
- File a report. In most cases, the property owner or manager will require you to file an official report in writing that details the circumstances of your accident. This report should include the time, date, and location of your accident, as well as any injuries you sustained. Be sure to keep a copy of this report for your own records.
- Gather evidence. There are several ways you will be able to provide a jury or judge with evidence of your injuries. Be sure to preserve the clothing you were wearing in the condition it was in when you took it off. It may contain evidence of your slip and fall accident. Take photos of the scene, including the conditions that caused your accident and any immediate injuries you’re able to photograph.
Call OnderLaw, LLC Today
Slip and fall accidents can be devastating to both victims and their families. The process of seeking medical attention, reaching out to an attorney, and building a winning case can be a difficult one, to say the least. That’s why, at OnderLaw, LLC, we’re committed to bringing the same level of high-quality legal care to every case we take on.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call OnderLaw, LLC today at (314) 963-9000 to schedule a free, preliminary consultation. One of our attorneys will speak with you to help you determine the best course of action in your slip and fall accident case. Don’t let a lack of financial means or legal know-how keep you from pursuing the compensation you deserve. Begin seeking justice with OnderLaw, LLC today.