Fullerton CA Trip-and-Fall Lawyer

GK Law of Fullerton represents Orange County victims injured in slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents in businesses like grocery stores, amusement parks, restaurants, and other public places.

If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury due to an individual’s or a company’s negligence, contact us today for a free, confidential consultation. You’ll talk to a real Fullerton Slip-and-Fall Lawyer. It’s an easy way to find out what your case is worth and how to make sure an insurance company accepts full responsibility.

Trip-And-Fall Injury Hazards in Fullerton

Business owners, landlords, and employers are all subject to California premises liability laws that require them to show a “duty of care” to their customers, clients, tenants, and employees. This means that they must make sure the visitors they welcome in are protected from harm. Property and business owners must fix or remove hazards that could cause injury.

When owners and operators don’t provide this basic care, they are liable for the accidents and injuries that occur.

These are just a few of the situations that would leave you within your rights to file an injury claim after a Fullerton slip and fall accident:

  • Spills – Supermarkets like Albertson’s or Walmart must keep their aisles free of spilled drink puddles and liquids from broken jars. When they fail to inspect their aisles and leave these hazards on the floor, you might come along and slip to suffer a hip injury. Soap on a bathroom floor could cause someone to fall backward for a lifelong back injury.
  • Cluttered Aisles – Store managers and employees shouldn’t leave boxes in aisles. Gas stations like Arco shouldn’t have displays out in narrow aisles that could trip a customer. Loose candy or food on the floor might also take people’s feet out from under them.
  • Weather Hazards – Puddles forming by the front door of a restaurant, grocery store, or government building on a rainy day must be mopped. Once water is mopped, a “wet floor” sign should be down to warn customers until that spot is dry.
  • Parking Lot Hazards – Potholes and crumbling sidewalks all make Fullerton businesses liable when people suffer trip-and-fall accidents and hit their heads. Landscaping may also become a tripping hazard for customers just trying to walk into a business or restaurant.
  • Hazardous Stairwells – A set of stairs with a broken handrail at an apartment complex could leave a property management team liable for injuries suffered by someone who falls. A crumbling stairstep could drop someone to the ground at the DMV. An accident at a government building can leave Fullerton or the State of California responsible for helping victims pay for recovery.

These and other hazards can leave a local property owner or a corporate owner liable for the hospital bills and lost paychecks a slip-and-fall victim suffers. A Fullerton Trip-And-Fall Lawyer is a strong safeguard when you must face off with unhelpful insurance companies and their corporate lawyers. They will be working to downplay your injuries and/or attempt to blame you for your fall. Don’t accept this unfair treatment.

Fullerton Slip-And-Fall Common Injuries

Slip-And-Fall injuries often seem like dangers you don’t have to worry about. But in a fall forward or backward, you can injure just about any part of your body. The injuries are often serious and the doctors at St. Jude’s emergency department treat many trip-and-fall wounds each year.

These are just a few of the most common Fullerton slip-and-fall injuries:

  • Broken Wrists, Hands, and Arms
  • Hip Injuries
  • Knee Cap Fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Facial Fractures
  • Dental Injuries

Even the cost of one trip to an emergency room can quickly run through your savings. Some of these traumatic injuries will require much more care. You may be in the hospital for days which could require physical therapy and expensive medical equipment.

These expenses should never be left in the lap of an innocent slip-and-fall victim. Business owners have commercial liability insurance that’s meant to help injured people who take a fall due to someone else’s careless mistake.

What to Do After a Fullerton Slip-And-Fall Accident

You’ll be called upon to provide evidence of what caused your fall, and the best proof can often be found on the scene. The evidence at the scene of a fall might not be there when you return or your slip-and-fall attorney begins to investigate the case.

If your injury allows you to gather details at the scene, try to secure this evidence:

  • Call 911 if you are hurt. Get checked out by paramedics and go to the hospital if necessary.
  • Take pictures. Show the obstacle that sent you down before it is cleaned up. Show visible injuries.
  • Alert a manager. Allow a manager or owner to fill out an incident report.
  • Get witness contact information.
  • Schedule a doctor’s appointment. See your own doctor even if you go to the emergency room. Follow your doctor’s recommendation.
  • Contact an Attorney. Talk to a legal expert to find out about all your options before those hospital bills end up as your problem.

Compensation Available After a Fullerton Slip-And-Fall

Many victims think they can get insurance money to pay for doctor bills after a personal injury and that’s about it. But victims actually need to be thinking about the months ahead when they may have to return to a doctor with an injury flare-up. A broken bone may not heal right and surgery could be needed a year from now.

If a “lowball” settlement offer has already been signed, victims may not be left with enough support to handle every hardship they’ve been put through and those to come. A Fullerton Slip-And-Fall Lawyer is a safeguard for victims and makes sure they receive the support they need now and in the years ahead.

These and other damages should all earn compensation for victims in a slip-and-fall settlement:

  • Totals on current and future medical bills.
  • Lifelong support for a permanent disability.
  • Support for the physical pain and emotional trauma slip-and-fall victims endure.
  • Support for the loss of enjoyment of life due to an injury.
  • Travel costs to make it to medical appointments while victims are unable to drive. Travel to see out-of-area physicians and specialists.
  • All income and benefits lost while in recovery as victims are unable to work.
  • Benefits for Family Members through a wrongful death claim if a loved one eventually dies from complications from a slip-and-fall accident.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I wait to file a Fullerton slip-and-fall injury claim?

California allows victims up to two years to file a claim. Victims should act quickly, because evidence can disappear, especially video evidence, and witnesses become harder to track down.

What if I can’t afford to pay a Fullerton slip-and-fall injury attorney?

You won’t need any money to hire an effective lawyer from GK Legal. We don’t accept payment unless we win your case for you. Then our fee comes out of the settlement money you are awarded.

Do I need a lawyer after a slip-and-fall accident?

If you have a serious injury, including a broken bone or a brain injury, you will probably need help forcing a careless property owner to help you. Business owners and corporations will have lawyers paid to discredit your injury.

Contact a Fullerton Slip-And-Fall Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one were injured after a slip-and-fall due to a business owner’s negligence, contact us for a free consultation and case evaluation. Protect yourself from the tactics corporate lawyers and insurance adjusters will use to try to rob you of support.

GK Legal is dedicated to protecting Fullerton area residents after they’ve been injured and are vulnerable. We are skilled in fighting major corporations and government entities to secure compensation for our clients that’s only fair. We’ll make sure you have the support you need to pay your bills and rebuild your life.

Additional Resources:

What to Do After a Slip-And-Fall at Walmart