Slip & Falls

San Jose Slip & Fall Attorney

Helping Slip & Fall Accident Victims in California

Like any personal injury claim or lawsuit, slip & fall cases are founded on one principle: negligence. If someone else is responsible for your accident, you probably have a solid slip & fall claim. At Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm, we are committed to helping victims of avoidable accidents recover compensation for medical expenses, hospitalization, emergency room costs, emotional damages, and ongoing care.

Why Hire Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm

Our firm’s experience includes:

  • 30 Years of Legal Experience
  • AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Insurance Industry Experience
  • Included in Super Lawyers®

Our lawyers have extensive experience handling slip & fall accident claims and can help you with all of the legal details of your case. Regardless of the type or severity of your injury, we are here to help.

Call Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm today at (888) 483-8614 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our slip & fall accident lawyer in San Jose.

Common Causes Of Slip & Fall Injuries

If you slipped (or tripped) and fell on someone else’s property, speak to a San Jose injury lawyer from Mitchell Law Firm today. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may not discover the effects of the accident for several weeks or months. Even a minor slip and fall accident can lead to a serious brain injury, such as a concussion. Let our firm investigate your case to make sure that you get the compensation that you need and deserve.

Common causes of slip & fall injuries include the following:

  • Oily, icy, slick, or wet surfaces
  • Tears in carpeting or mats in an entranceway
  • Materials left on the floor of a construction site
  • Cracked, broken, or crumbling sidewalks
  • Broken (or nonexistent) handrails in stairwells
  • Produce spilled onto a supermarket floor
  • Poor lighting on a walkway
  • Uneven pavement in a parking lot

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Slip & Fall Accident Claim?

In the aftermath of such a serious accident, victims often face a myriad of challenges, from medical expenses to lost wages and even long-term rehabilitation. Damages that may be pursued in a slip & fall accident claim include:

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for all medical costs related to the injuries in the accident, including hospital bills, surgery expenses, medication, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for the income lost because of the inability to work during recovery, as well as potential future earnings if the injuries result in a long-term impact on employment.
  • Pain and Suffering: Damages for physical and emotional distress caused by the slip & fall accident, taking into account the extent of injuries, the duration of recovery, and the overall impact on the victim’s quality of life.
  • Property Damage: If personal belongings were damaged during the incident, we can work to recover the costs associated with the replacement or repair of those items.
  • Wrongful Death: In tragic cases where a slip & fall accident leads to the loss of a loved one, we can pursue a wrongful death claim to secure compensation for funeral costs, loss of companionship, and other associated damages.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Slip & Fall Accident Claim in California?

Timing is crucial in pursuing a slip & fall accident claim, as California imposes a statute of limitations that restricts the timeframe within which legal action can be taken. In the state of California, the statute of limitations for slip & fall cases is generally two years from the date of the incident. However, exceptions may apply based on the circumstances of the case.

It is imperative to consult with our San Jose slip & fall lawyer promptly after the accident to ensure that all necessary steps are taken within the stipulated timeframe. Failing to file a claim within the statute of limitations may lead to the loss of the right to seek compensation.

Contact Our San Jose Slip & Fall Lawyer Today

Property owners and insurance companies aggressively defend against slip and fall accident lawsuits. They may claim no fault in your accident or even claim the accident was your fault. As experienced injury lawyers, we know the strategies and tactics insurance companies try to use against accident victims. We are skilled at negotiating with insurance companies to obtain maximum compensation for the damages our clients have suffered.

Contact Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm today to get started with our San Jose slip & fall attorney.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I hire a lawyer for my personal injury case?

    There are several reasons for hiring a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim, rather than representing yourself. 1.) It allows you to focus on your own recovery, rather than the complicated details of your case. 2.) By hiring a skilled personal injury attorney to research your case and represent you in court, your chances of success improve drastically.

  • How long will my personal injury case take to reso

    This number can vary from one case to another, depending on the details of your situation. A lawsuit can take anywhere from several months to several years to settle.

  • What is the average settlement amount for a personal injury claim?

    The average compensation amount for a personal injury case is anywhere from $3,000 to $75,000, depending on what type of damages you are pursuing.

  • Does California put damage caps on claims for personal injury cases?

    No, only Medical Malpractices cases have a cap. California Civil Code section 3333.2 sets a cap on the amount of non-economic damages (pain and suffering) that can be recovered in a medical malpractice case. The maximum amount that may be recovered is $250,000. All other Personal Injury cases are not subject to any cap.