Walnut Creek Slip and Fall Attorneys
Slip and Fall & Trip and Fall Accidents in Contra Costa County
When a property owner fails to keep their premises safe and a visitor gets injured, the owner can be held liable for the accident. By law, property owners must ensure that they follow due diligence to ensure their premises are safe for anyone who might be visiting or passing by.
Common Slip & Fall Injuries
Accidents related to unsafe premises usually fall under the category of "slip-and-falls" or "trip-and-falls."
Injuries in fall-related accidents can include:
- Neck injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Victims of slip and fall accidents may pursue compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc. If the accident resulted in the victim's death, family members can pursue compensation with a wrongful death claim.
At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, our Walnut Creek slip and fall lawyers have successfully obtained compensation for victims of various fall-related accidents that resulted in severe or life-changing injuries. If you have been seriously injured, contact us to learn about your rights and options. We have been helping slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall injury victims since 1979.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Every slip and fall accident is different, from causes to injuries, so there can be no one-size-fits-all approach to these cases. Our Walnut Creek slip and fall attorneys take each case on an individual basis. We devote the time and resources to your case that are necessary to obtain compensation on your behalf.
The causes of slips and falls can include:
- Potholes and breaks in pavement or flooring
- Abrupt and unmarked changes in the level of the floor or sidewalk
- Objects on the sidewalk
- Objects left on the floor of store aisles
- Wet and slick surfaces in stores and restaurants
- Raised and ragged carpeting
- Poor lighting that makes it impossible to see a hazard on the walkway
Proving Liability in Slip and Fall Cases
To be successful in a slip and fall case, one must be able to prove that the property owner or manager knew or should have known about the unsafe conditions that caused the incident, and failed to properly warn individuals about the hazard.
Trip & Fall Accident Cases
A trip and fall accident is often caused by a permanent or semi-permanent hazard. For example, many trip and fall accident cases we have seen are from people who tripped on cracks in the asphalt or concrete of public sidewalks and parking lots. These conditions often develop over time and there is ample notice to the premises owner about the hazard.
We very often prove that a property owner was negligent if the hazard that caused a trip and fall accident is permanent or semi-permanent. If you did not photograph the hazard that caused you to trip already, then we should be able to investigate the scene and take our own pictures. Assuming the hazard is still there, it could help solidify your case’s validity and drive it to success by proving that the property owner has done little, if anything, to address the hazard.
Decades of Collective Experience at Work for You
Contact a Walnut Creek Slip and Fall Lawyer for a Free Consult!
Our slip & fall lawyers are experienced legal advocates. Our process involves consulting with skilled investigators, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing medical records to obtain all of the evidence you need to win your case.
Over the years, our firm has won millions on behalf of our clients. Our Walnut Creek slip-and-fall attorneys have decades of collective experience that they will put to work in each case. Our goal is to secure your future and hold the guilty party liable for your injuries.
Contact Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook for more information about your case!