Santa Ana Slip & Fall Accident Attorney

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Santa Ana Slip & Fall Accident Attorney

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Slip and fall accidents often lead to injuries that cause major setbacks for victims, including physical ailments as well as financial hardships. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we are here to help if you need a Santa Ana slip and fall injury lawyer by your side. Our team has the resources needed to look into every aspect of your claim and vigorously negotiate for fair compensation on your behalf. Do not hesitate to stand up for your rights against a negligent party today.

Santa Ana Slip & Fall Injury Lawyer

Why Turn to DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo for Your Case?

The team at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo has a thorough understanding of how a slip and fall accident can significantly affect your life, and we want to help now:

  • We believe in a client-focused approach, which means we will always be available to answer your questions and discuss your concerns.
  • We believe in the legal and legislative process to help injured individuals, and we never push individuals into a quick settlement if it is less money than they deserve.
  • We have earned a reputation for success and have secured major settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries in Santa Ana

Slip and fall incidents can occur in a wide variety of ways. When most people think of a slip and fall, they think of a wet floor. Absolutely, wet floors are a leading cause of slip and fall incidents in California. However, slip and fall incidents occur in other ways as well, including:

  • Bunched up carpeting
  • Loose flooring or carpeting
  • Loose gravel around parking lots or sidewalks
  • Obstacles in pedestrian pathways
  • Inadequate lighting near pedestrian pathways

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, we can see that slip and fall incidents account for more than one million visits to emergency rooms each year across the country, which equates to around 12% of all falls.

Property Owner Liability for These Claims

In the state of California, property owners have a duty to maintain their premises. This is particularly true for those who invite others onto their premises. Property owners, ranging from those who operate commercial establishments to private residence owners, must all either provide adequate warning about known hazards or remedy the hazards before individuals encounter them.

In the event a property owner fails to uphold their duty of care and a person sustains a slip and fall injury, it is very likely they will be opened up to a claim against their insurance or a personal injury lawsuit in civil court.

Types of Compensation Available for Your Case

There may be various types of compensation available for slip and fall victims in the Santa Ana area. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we believe that every individual deserves the compensation needed to help them make a full recovery or at least return them as close as possible to their state prior to the incident occurring. To do this, we strive to recover both economic and non-economic damages on behalf of our clients.

  • Economic damages. These types of losses revolve around calculable expenses individuals experience as a result of the slip and fall incident. We say that they are calculable because we can look directly at receipts or bills that the individual receives in the aftermath. The most common economic damages associated with these incidents include:
    • Emergency and ongoing medical expenses
    • Physical therapy or rehabilitation
    • Prescription or over-the-counter medications
    • Lost wages
  • Non-economic damages. These types of losses revolve around the less calculable expenses a slip and fall victim will likely endure. Even though there may not be bills or receipts an individual can use to pinpoint the dollar value of these losses, they are equally as important. The types of compensation recoverable are designed to help with a victim’s emotional and psychological trauma as well as any loss of quality of life they experience due to the incident.

How Long Do You Have to File Your Claim?

Slip and fall injury victims need to be mindful of the amount of time they have to file a claim. First, if there are any insurance carriers involved, and there will almost certainly be, there will be those deadlines to contend with. Typically, insurance carriers require that a claim be filed relatively soon after the incident occurred, often within a day or two or a few weeks.

For civil personal injury lawsuits, the overall statute of limitations for injury claims in California applies. A slip and fall incident claim must be filed within two years from the date the incident occurred, or the victim will become unable to recover the compensation they are entitled to.

Paying for a Santa Ana Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

Paying for a slip and fall injury lawyer in Santa Ana does not have to be impossible. In fact, we make it easy. Our team takes these cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we handle all of the fees associated with your legal claim. 

Individuals pay no legal fee until after we successfully recover the compensation they are entitled to. They will owe a percentage of their final settlement or jury verdict. In the event we do not win the case, our clients pay nothing. We believe that this type of fee arrangement allows individuals to hold at-fault parties accountable regardless of their current economic status.

Call a Santa Ana Slip and Fall Injury Attorney as Soon as Possible

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by the actions of a negligent property owner in Santa Ana, reached out to the team at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo today. Our team will not hesitate to fully investigate your claim in an effort to recover the compensation you need to get through this. When you need a Santa Ana slip and fall injury lawyer, please reach out to us for a free consultation as soon as possible.

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