California Slip and Fall Lawyers

If you fall and get hurt because of dangerous conditions at places like a store, restaurant, sidewalk, consider contacting our California slip and fall lawyers who can evaluate the situation and determine whether you have a personal injury case. Many people slip on spilled liquids, trip over wires and other obstructions, or fall down due to uneven surfaces and then rush away from the scene, embarrassed and upset.

You can sustain serious injuries from such incidents, and those injuries can leave you with expensive medical bills and missed days of work. If the property on which you were injured is insured, their insurance company will find it in their best interest to pay out the smallest settlement possible to you. It is to your benefit to have experienced legal counsel on your side to ensure you’re receiving a proper settlement amount.

Our team of California slip and fall lawyers at The May Firm have the experience and credentials to guide you through the process of reaching a settlement agreement, and we do so at no out-of-pocket cost to you. We’ll be your advocate when dealing with insurance companies and other businesses or entities involved, and we’ll hold them accountable in providing you the compensation you’re owed.

We’re not out to vilify businesses and mar their reputations: We simply believe people should be fairly compensated when they’re injured from exposure to a hazardous scenario. Call us at 1-(866) 619-6679 or fill out our free online form for a free consultation. A slip and fall injury can be a serious affair, and one that you should not have to deal with on your own.

Have questions? Call our award winning California slip and fall injury attorneys with over a 99% success rate at 1(866) 622-6491 anytime, we’re here to help.

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Determining If You Have a Case

Our lawyers will need all the details available about the area and the incident when evaluating your potential case. A slip and fall is an embarrassing ordeal but try to remain level headed and exchange contact information with witnesses if possible. If you have a camera or a smartphone handy, take photos of the place where your accident occurred so the conditions can be documented and used for your case. Sharing evidence like this with our team is critical in establishing fault to get you the help you need.

Don’t be ashamed of seeking legal help after experiencing a slip and fall accident. It is easy to put the blame on yourself, attributing your fall to clumsiness or lack of paying attention. Health implications and recovery time after a fall may be longer ordeals than you think, leading to wage loss and the accumulation of medical expenses. Public perception of slip and fall accidents is often that the victim pursuing a settlement is trying to take advantage of a situation.

Don’t let these perceptions keep you from speaking with our team. We’ll help determine if the accident you experienced was the result of an unsafe environment, and we’ll proceed accordingly.

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If you choose to pursue legal action, having medical documentation of your injuries after a slip and fall accident can help convey the severity of the injury. Don’t hold off on getting medical help after an accident. The most important part of this whole ordeal is your health. Lack of proper documentation opens up plausibility as to whether or not you’re seriously injured by an accident, and insurance companies will use that as leverage against you.

Slip and Fall Statistics


Slip and falls account for 8 million hospital emergency room visits annually. Here are some statistics about the prevalence of slip and fall injuries according to the National Floor Safety Institute

  • Fractures are the most serious consequences of falls and occur in 5% of all people who fall.
  • Slips and falls do not constitute a primary cause of fatal occupational injuries, but represent the primary cause of lost days from work.
  • Slips and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and are the leading cause of occupational injury for people aged 55 years and older.
  • According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), floors and flooring materials contribute directly to more than 2 million fall injuries each year.
  • 22% of slip/fall incidents resulted in more than 31 days away from work (US Bureau of Labor Statistics (2002).

Statistics show a falling injury is a common occurrence that can require medical attention. You should never feel too embarrassed to seek help for your injuries, as it can greatly speed up your recovery time. The May Firm Lawyers partner with medical professionals who will work on a lien basis to help you towards a full recovery. This means the cost of their services would be factored in then deducted from your overall settlement total. These partnerships are made possible as a result of our track record of winning settlements for our clients.

Insurance


Most businesses or property owners are smart to have insurance to protect them from assuming liability in the event of an accident. At the end of the day though, an insurance company is a business whose goal is to pay out the smallest settlement claim possible to those who are injured. Although they represent the property owner, Insurance companies’ desire to pay out smaller settlements stems from their need to act in their own self interest self-interest. The May Firm lawyers are experienced in dealing with these companies and are familiar with their operating procedure. Representation from our firm ensures these insurance companies are held accountable and greatly increases your chances of getting the appropriate settlement amount to meet your needs.

Even a simple injury can create major disruptions in your normal life. When we create a settlement for you we factor in missed work and emotional suffering on top of medical billing and property damage. We want to be sure your recovery is as stress-fee as possible. Nothing is worse than regaining your health, only to be forced to face mounting medical bills and a gap in personal income.

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The attorneys at May Firm answer questions clients frequently ask about motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death claims in California.

When you are injured in an accident that was not caused by your fault, the most important thing you can do is take care of yourself. It can be very difficult, if not nearly impossible, to navigate through the accident claim process on your own. Insurance companies often attempt to settle cases as quickly as possible to avoid paying further medical fees for innocent victims like you. By hiring a personal injury lawyer, you can focus on getting back on your feet and you can trust that your legal battle is being fought by knowledgeable attorneys. As you heal from your physical and emotional injuries, an attorney will fight the insurance companies and the person who is at fault for the accident to get you the compensation you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at The May Firm have extensive knowledge on a variety of personal injury cases, as well as how the law applies to each individual case. You will not be taken advantage of by an insurance company with the guidance and support of an attorney. The May Firm will be a powerful advocate working for you.

An experienced personal injury attorney will work tirelessly to maximize the value of your case. Not hiring an attorney can be, and usually is, a major mistake. Unintentional legal mistakes occur during the first call or visit with the claims adjuster. Insurance adjusters are trained to ask certain questions that could pose problems for your case later. They are also trained to offer a small settlement amount right up front. Unfortunately, some people agree to the small up-front settlement and regret it later when they have on-going medical issues.

The May Firm offers clients a free, no-obligation initial consultation. During our first discussion together, our experienced personal injury attorneys will take the time to ask you questions. We will ask for details regarding the accident that led to your personal injury, in addition to information about the injuries you suffered due to the accident. The questions are asked in an effort to determine the viability of your case. If we determine that you have a solid case, we will help you gather police reports, photos, wage loss information, billing statements and medical records, all of which will help us build a solid foundation for your specific case.

A personal injury lawyer should be called whenever you experience an injury due to someone else’s negligence. Common personal injury cases may include: motorcycle accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bites, construction accidents, and injuries due to a defective product. It doesn’t matter if your injury is minor or severe, a personal injury attorney can help you manage claims against your insurance company, or the insurance company of the person who is responsible for the accident. An attorney will act as your advocate during this difficult time to ensure your rights are protected and fought for. The personal injury attorneys at The May Firm can also assist you in recovering damages for your time spent out of work due to your injury.

Our first meeting with potential clients is always a free consultation. There is no obligation to continue working together if the fit is not right. During the free consultation, an attorney at The May Firm will sit down with you and will ask you many questions to find out every detail about your situation. We will ask about how the accident happened, what injuries you suffered as a result of the accident, and what your life is like as you recover and heal from your physical injuries. We will also determine if you have a case. If we determine that you have a case, we will go over the next steps with you, including a list of documents you will need to gather for us to use as a starting point in building a strong case for you.

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If you’ve suffered a fall as a result of poorly maintained or dangerous conditions in a store, business, city or government owned property, give us a call to determine the viability of your case. All of us have done something clumsy at one point or another, but if you feel a dangerous and debilitating accident that was out of your control could’ve been avoided if proper care was taken to ensure public safety, you may be eligible to receive a settlement.

If we decide to take on your case after your initial consultation, you can expect our team of experienced lawyers to speak on your behalf to insurance companies and the business or government entities involved. While we work on building your settlement, we give you the option to get medical treatment from doctors we’ve partnered with, so you can work on getting well again as soon as possible. Their fees, as well as ours, are all factored into your settlement, meaning these services are provided to you at no out-of-pocket cost.

When somebody falls down, bystanders are more than willing to lend a helping hand to pull them up. Let us give you a helping hand with the legalities of your fall and ensure that your needs – both financial and medical – are taken care of.

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