Slip And Fall Accident Lawyer In Riverside, CA

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Why Choose The Morris Law Group To Handle Your Workers Slip And Fall Accident Case?

Are you looking for a Riverside slip and fall accident attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve after an accident? Our Riverside slip and fall accident attorneys can help. 

With over 31 years of experience, our slip and fall accident attorneys have won millions of dollars for clients in Riverside and surrounding areas. What makes us the best is the quality of our customer service and the fact that you do not have to pay until we win. Don’t wait any longer to get the help you need and the compensation you deserve by calling us today.

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How Can A Riverside Workers Slip And Fall Accident Lawyer Help?

An experienced slip and fall lawyer in Riverside can help you navigate the legal claims and lawsuits process. A good lawyer will not only be able to represent you professionally, but also build a strong case that shows your evidence in the best light.

By calling The Morris Law Group, you can change how you handle your claim and manage the resolution process. In order to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible, we work hard to make sure you have the best chance possible.

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4192 Brockton Avenue #100, Riverside

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  • Avatar Madonna J. Moss ★★★★★ a week ago
    Best law firm ever! Geoffrey Morris and his staff are wonderful! I don’t know where I’d be without them. My accident caused a great strain on me financially and mentally. I wouldn’t have gotten through this without them.
  • Avatar Clarence R. Murray ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    I had exceptional service from The Morris Law Group; Geoffrey Morris and his staff were very friendly. They handled my case very well and kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend them to anyone who has been injured due … More to another person’s fault.
  • Avatar Lindsay R. Schultz ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Last year, me and my family got into a car accident, my car was totaled, and I didn’t know what to do. I searched around on the internet and found The Morris Law Group. I gave them a call and they gave me a free consultation. I was pleasantly … More surprised with how helpful they were. They were able to ease my stress and take care of the car accident for me. They settled my case, I was able to buy a new car, and got some extra money on top of that for my pain suffering. Calling The Morris Law Group was the best decision I could have made.

Slip And Fall Accident Lawyer In Riverside, CA

Types Of Slip And Fall Accidents We Handle:

  • Broken bones
  • Pinched Nerve or bulging disc
  • Strained tendons or muscles
  • Sprained ligaments
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Paralysis
  • Brain and Head injuries
  • Loss of life
  • And More…

Slip And Fall Accident Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Considered A Slip And Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents are personal injury cases where a person trips, falls, or slips and gets injured on someone else’s property. These accidents fall under premises liability. 

Premises liability makes a property owner liable for injuries that are sustained on their property if the owner did not make a reasonable effort to create a safe environment for any visitors to the property. Slip and fall accidents are not the only things that fall under premises liability; some common lawsuits are, inadequate maintenance, dangerous property, animal/dog bites, negligent security, restaurant liability, and swimming pool injuries.

Some examples of slip and fall accidents are a property that does not maintain their walkways and there is uneven ground, it is not marked or fixed, liquids spilt on the ground and it causes someone to slip, merchandise on the ground where people are walking, any material or substance on the ground that causes an unsafe walkway. These are direct causes of a slip and fall accident. There can be indirect causes of an accident. Indirect causes might entail poor lighting, broken handrails, and anything else that might indirectly affect how you walk.

All of these are classified as personal injury law, this type of law deals with the injuries someone suffers due to another’s negligence. Negligence is when someone does not act with the proper care that is expected when in that situation. Personal injury accidents can be caused directly or indirectly by the actions of the other party. These actions must create a dangerous environment for the other person.

What Are The Common Places Slip and Fall Accidents Happen?

Slip and Fall accidents can occur in different places, and these different places can affect who you are suing and the rules on filing a claim. Here are the most common places a slip and fall accident may occur.

Residential Property

Residential property is any building that is zoned as living space, this could be a private home or an apartment building. The landlord or owner of the house is responsible for a person’s compensation if they get hurt on the property. To receive compensation the landowner must be proven liable for the injuries. Here is how a landowner can be liable for a slip and fall accident.

  • The property owner or landlord didn’t fix something that caused the person to slip and fall and get injured
  • The property owner knew or should have been aware that there is a dangerous condition on their property.
  • The property owner has the ability to fix the dangerous condition on their property.

Commercial Property

Commercial Property more than just the property owner can be held responsible for your injuries. The business owner or employee in the business can be held liable for an injury caused by a slip and fall accident. The criteria for who is liable is like a residential slip and fall accident.

  • The business, property owner, or employee created a situation that directly caused a person to slip and fall.
  • They were aware that this dangerous situation could happen but did not do anything to fix or repair the dangerous situation.
  • The business owner, property owner, or employee should have been aware that there was a dangerous situation but should have been aware of the problem and fixed it before someone got hurt.

Government Property

Slip and fall accidents on government property are a little different than on commercial or residential property. The criteria for if they are liable for a slip and fall accident still apply but some statutory laws are different. Also determining what is a government building or organization can be confusing. There are also different rules for filing a claim against a government entity.

What Are The Most Common Slip And Fall Injuries?

Injuries from slip and fall accidents can vary from mild injury to severe injury. Elderly people are most likely to slip and fall and get severely injured from a slip. About 1 in 3 elderly people will slip and fall. Elderly people 65 and older make up 40% of the total amount of fatalities in slip and fall accidents. This is the 5th most common cause of death among elderly people. They slip and fall more often than most people due to bad vision, slow reaction time, impaired balance, and poor mobility. 

The chance of them being fatally injured is because many elderly people have osteoporosis, which is fragile and porous bones. The most common injury for the elderly is hip fractures, which can be quite dangerous for an elderly person. About 25% of elderly people who have had a hip fracture succumb to their injuries within a year.

Elderly people are not the only ones who suffer from slip and fall accidents, children and young adults are also at risk of an injury in a slip and fall accident. From ages 0-4 and 15-19 years old, they are the most at risk for falls that result in a traumatic brain injury. Fifty percent of falls that lead to traumatic brain injury are among children 14 and younger. This is most likely due to children being very active and careless. They do not think of the ramifications of their actions. But injuries for slip and fall accidents have a wide range of severity, like:

  • Broken bones
  • Pinched Nerve or bulging disc
  • Strained tendons or muscles
  • Sprained ligaments
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Paralysis
  • Brain and Head injuries
  • Loss of life

What Compensation Can You Receive From A Slip And Fall Accident?

Compensation is determined by the damages you sustained from your injuries in the accident. The more damages and severity of your injuries will affect the financial compensation that you will receive. Some damages that you might sustain from an accident are:

Pain and Suffering

This could be mental or physical problems that arise from an accident. For example, an elderly person who breaks a hip and loses their mobility. This would affect them physically and would affect them mentally by causing them a loss of the enjoyment of life. They would lose their enjoyment in life because their injury might impede their ability to do things they enjoy like golfing or tennis.

Loss of Wages

If your injury caused you to not be able to work for a period of time or doctors’ appointments because the injury caused you to miss work, you are entitled to those lost wages.

Medical Bills

You are also entitled to get compensation for all your medical bills, past, present or future. This could be any surgery, doctor visits, chiropractic visits, and any rehabilitation that is involved with the injuries that you sustained from the accident.

Punitive Damages

You could also receive money because the court could decide that the defendant was acting so grossly that the plaintiff deserves more money. They do this to punish the behavior and discourage anyone else in the future from doing the same.

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