Personal Injury Claims for Slip and Fall Accidents

When you are injured while on the property of another due to dangerous walking surfaces, a personal injury claim can be brought against the liable party or parties. Every slip and fall accident has unique factors. At The Swanson Law Group, we want to hear your story.

Injuries from slip and fall accidents

The injuries sustained in a slip and fall can be serious, life-threatening, or in the most tragic cases, fatal. The types of injuries can include:

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Hip fractures
  • Sprains
  • Back injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Lacerations, bruises
  • Soft tissue damage (tendons, ligaments, muscles)

Causes of slip and fall injuries

A set of dangerous conditions can cause a slip and fall. These conditions include:

  • Wet, oily, or slippery walking surfaces
  • Uneven floor, loose flooring, broken tiles, etc.
  • Uneven or torn carpet
  • Broken steps on stairways
  • Clutter in hallways and walking areas
  • Fallen items on floor
  • Broken, damaged, or missing handrails
  • Potholes
  • Spills 
  • Debris on floor

What is a slip and fall case worth?

The value of a slip and fall injury case will reflect the degree of the injury and how it has impacted your ability to enjoy life and work in your profession, and if you can achieve a full recovery. If you are offered a settlement from an insurance company, you’re in for a shock. These companies rarely offer a fair settlement. We take care of our clients and take down insurance companies, and we are very good at it. Look at our case results and you will see that we mean business.

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The Swanson Law Group: We take no prisoners

At The Swanson Law Group, our San Jose slip and fall attorneys are supportive, empathetic, service-oriented, and health-conscious for our clients. However, we are relentless, dangerous, strategic, unstoppable, and fearsome to the insurance industry. We proudly serve others who have been victimized or bullied by big insurance. We will carefully and thoroughly evaluate the damages in your case and pursue fair compensation — with a vengeance.

Most people, including attorneys, try to fit in too often. Most people think that if most people do things one way, then that’s the correct way. But in fact, the reverse is true. The opposite of courage is not fear; it’s conformity. If you want uncommon results, you need a unique attorney. Read a few of our insurance letters to understand our approach. We take no prisoners.

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What to do after a slip and fall

If you or someone you love has been hurt in a slip and fall, what you do next will have everything to do with the compensation you’ll be paid — or if you’re paid anything at all. If you decide to deal with the insurance company on your own, you’re at risk of being bullied, treated unfairly, ignored, or offered a settlement that won’t even cover your medical bills. Don’t take chances. Follow these steps:

  • Report the slip and fall: Tell the owner or manager of the property what happened. Ensure they are fully aware of what occurred and that they write a written report.
  • Take pictures: With your phone, take pictures of the area where you fell, making sure that any liquid, items in the walkway, broken flooring, or other walking hazard is clearly visible. Take pictures of your injuries.
  • See a doctor immediately: If you are seriously injured, call 911 to be transported to the ER. If you are able to walk, get to a doctor immediately. Closed head injuries can be fatal and are not visible. Your life and health may depend on being treated immediately. 
  • Talk to our team at The Swanson Law Group: You need to protect your right to the compensation you deserve. A free initial consultation with one of our slip and fall lawyers in San Jose can help you make a decision about how to move forward.

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You deserve an attorney who is ready to fight

At The Swanson Law Group, your case will be in the hands of a team of premises liability attorneys in San Jose who are deeply committed to you, your family, and your health. When a slip and fall happens on the property of another, the personal injury is called a premises liability case. We have extensive experience in these cases and operate differently than most law firms. 

Every lawyer says they’ll fight for you, but not every lawyer understands the actual value of your case and how much insurance companies should be paying you. Many of them also have no idea that an insurance policy can be opened and the insurance company will eventually pay full value.

Your health is our priority

We are focused on helping our clients regain their health. We have a network of excellent physicians and specialists our clients can access without the need to pay up-front. These are the same doctors we would go see ourselves if we had a similar injury to yours. Your health is precious above all, and we take action to ensure you can undergo the treatments you need. We help you keep track of your appointments and follow-up care. Your job is to go to your appointments, take your medications as prescribed, follow your doctor’s orders, and get better.

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Where do slip and fall accidents occur?

A slip and fall can happen in almost any location with hazards on the walking surfaces. The common locations of serious slip and fall accidents include:

  • Stores
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Sports and entertainment venues
  • Amusement parks
  • Parking lots
  • Sidewalks
  • Homes
  • Stairways 
  • Grocery stores
  • Malls 
  • Worksites
  • Public pools

How to get fair compensation in a slip and fall

To achieve justice and full compensation requires help from a slip and fall lawyer in San Jose. The full extent of your injuries will be evaluated to determine the damages you deserve. Several elements must be proven to bring a claim or lawsuit:

  • Duty of care: It must be established that the property owner owed you a duty of care — a legal term referring to a property owner’s obligation to ensure visitors, employees, guests, vendors, and others are reasonably safe on the property.
  • Causation: It will have to be proven that the breach of duty of care resulted in the slip and fall, and injuries to the victim.
  • Breach of duty of care: A breach (violation) of the duty of care must be proven with facts. A slippery floor without a warning, a failure to maintain safe walking surfaces, a failure to remove items from walkways, repair uneven tiles, carpet, or other problem may be a breach.
  • Damages: It will have to be proven that the injuries led to damages to the victim. 

Under California law, the Title on Compensatory Relief states:

“Every person who suffers detriment from the unlawful act or omission of another may recover from the person in fault a compensation therefor in money, which is called damages.”

Winning compensation for damages of all kinds

At The Swanson Law Group, we are trial lawyers. When we file a claim or lawsuit, we expect a response from the property owner’s insurance company that pays for all types of damages, including the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation, lost wages, lost earning capacity, transportation, and other financial losses along with pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, emotional anguish, and other more personal — but very significant — losses.

Our mission at The Swanson Law Group

Our mission is to help clients not only restore their health after an accident, but to face life ahead with a positive attitude and make the most out of their future and the money they recover in a claim or lawsuit. We genuinely care, and you will feel it. Our core values are client service, empathy, resolve, team, and results.

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Our mission is to help those who are hurt in accidents get their health back and recover top compensation for their injuries. We offer a free case consultation, with no obligation. Call our firm today to tell us what happened.

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