Slip & Falls
Slip & Fall Lawyer in the San Jose
Trusted Help in Your Time of Need
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 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.
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.
Circumstances Common in 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 in on a supermarket floor
- Poor lighting on a walkway
- Uneven pavement in a parking lot
Speak With a Top-Rated San Jose Personal Injury Attorney 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 Our Firm to Learn More About Your Rights After a Slip and Fall Accident.
If you've been injured in an accident through another's wrongful actions, you are entitled to compensation. Don't wait any longer; contact our firm immediately to see how we can help you.
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 resolve?
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.