Slip and fall accidents might sometimes seem like they’re minor accidents. Many who slip or trip and fall on flat surfaces aren’t injured at all. However, slip and fall accidents can sometimes have terrible consequences for their victims.
If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall, you should seek legal assistance. Slip and fall accidents can lead to injuries that cause you to incur huge medical bills and a lot of wages lost. You deserve experienced Richmond slip and fall attorneys like Nadrich & Cohen.
We can assist you in recovering all the financial compensation you are entitled to under California law.
Compensation Available in a Slip and Fall Case
The amount and types of damages that are recoverable in slip and fall cases vary from case to case. Once you are represented by our experienced slip and fall attorneys in Richmond, we will examine any evidence you’ve collected, such as medical bills or photos.
After we examine your evidence, we can make a determination as to what types of damages you can recover and how much they may be worth. In California, those who are injured in slip and fall accidents can seek financial compensation for:
- Economic damages: Economic damages are damages that can be objectively quantified, such as medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, or any other financial losses you have suffered or may incur in the future due to your injuries.
- Non-economic damages: Non-economic damages are subjective damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of the enjoyment of life, loss of the benefits of a relationship, scarring, disfigurement, or disability.
- Punitive damages: While most slip and fall accident victims won’t be able to obtain punitive damages, some are able to recover these damages when defendants behave recklessly or intentionally destroy evidence.
The types of damages you may recover and how much you can get will depend on numerous factors, such as:
- How bad your injuries are
- How much income you’ve lost while you recovered
- If you can work again
- If your injuries impacted your relationships
- Insurance policy limits
- The quantity and quality of gathered evidence
The personal injury law firm of Nadrich & Cohen can identify and evaluate all damages applicable to your claim to make sure you receive the largest financial recovery possible.
How Long Do You Have to Sue After a Slip and Fall?
Typically, those who are injured in slip and fall accidents in California have two years from the date the accident occurred to file a lawsuit. If the slip and fall happened on government property, though, that time limit is reduced to six months from the date of the slip and fall.
When minors are injured in slip and fall accidents, they have until two years after they turn 18 to file a lawsuit.
Attempts to file slip and fall lawsuits once the statute of limitations expires will not be accepted by the court, even if severe injuries or death occurred in the accident.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Slip and Fall Accident?
Slips, trips, and falls result in millions of emergency room visits every year. Many falls lead to serious injuries, such as fractured bones or trauma to the head, and some falls can even lead to death. The sad thing is that many of these falls can easily be prevented.
Property owners, companies, and government entities are responsible for making sure that properties are safe by maintaining them. If a restaurant employee doesn’t clean up a spill, or if a city employee doesn’t fix an unleveled sidewalk, the result could be serious injuries suffered in a slip or trip and fall accident.
How Nadrich & Cohen Can Help You Prove Your Case
You have a much better chance of recovering what you deserve for your injuries if you hire experienced personal injury lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen.
Studies have shown that injury victims who hire personal injury attorneys obtain much more money for their injuries than those who don’t. This applies even after attorneys fees are taken into account.
Navigating the Complex Legal Process
The legal process is complex. Those involved need to answer requests, file documents, and perform negotiations. Legal deadlines need to be met, and fees need to be paid to file documents. In addition, insurance companies can throw up a lot of roadblocks. All this can be extremely difficult for anyone who doesn’t have legal experience and training.
Filing a Lawsuit
It’s immensely helpful to have someone by your side who knows all about the process of filing a lawsuit. If this lawyer has slip and fall accident case experience as well, this is a huge advantage for you. You deserve to hire a lawyer who can skillfully argue your case.
To obtain a fair settlement as quickly as you can, hire a Richmond slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible after your slip and fall. Your lawyer can handle every step of the legal process for you while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
No Fee Promise
You won’t have to pay us until your case ends. And if we don’t recover financial compensation for you, you won’t have to pay us at all. This is a promise that we will put in writing for you.
Getting Medical Attention
We can get you to the best doctors in the Bay Area who will treat you on a lien, meaning you won’t be charged by them until your case is over as well.
Contact Our Richmond Slip and Fall Attorneys Today
Nadrich & Cohen has been representing slip and fall accident victims for over 30 years, and we’ve recovered over $350,000,000 for our clients. We don’t charge a fee unless and until we obtain financial compensation for our clients.
Insurance companies almost always settle out of court with us for the full, fair value of our clients’ injuries because they fear us and know it’s a waste of time to take us on in court.
Call us today or contact us online for a free consultation with our Richmond slip and fall lawyers. You may be eligible for financial compensation in a slip and fall lawsuit or claim.