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Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in San Francisco County, Contra Costa County, and Alameda County

A slip and fall accident happens when someone falls after losing their footing on a slippery or otherwise loose or defective surface. Trip and fall accidents typically occur when an obstacle obstructs a walkway, causing someone to trip and fall. Depending on the circumstances, the accident victim can be left damaged physically, financially, and emotionally.

If you were badly injured in a slip and fall accident in San Francisco County, Contra Costa County, and Alameda County, then you may be entitled to pursue substantial monetary compensation and damages from the property owner and/or person in possession of the premises where the incident occurred.

Property Owners in San Francisco County, Contra Costa County, and Alameda County Have Duty to Keep Their Respective Premises Safe

All commercial business owners, homeowners, and property managers in San Francisco County, Contra Costa County, and Alameda County are legally obligated to take steps to ensure their premises are safe. Among other things, this legal duty includes taking the following actions:

  • Routinely inspecting the property
  • Remedying any known or obvious dangerous conditions
  • Taking reasonable precautions to prevent injuries
  • Warning visitors and the public about any known safety hazards on the premises

Examples of Serious Injuries Suffered in Slip and Fall Accidents

Unfortunately, it is fairly common for the victim of a slip and fall accident to suffer serious bodily harm that could require weeks or months of physical therapy and other treatment to fully recover. Below are some examples of the types of injuries that have been reported by slip and fall victims in San Francisco County, Contra Costa County, and Alameda County:

  • Back injuries
  • Head injuries (concussion, head wound, brain injury, etc.)
  • Wrist injuries
  • Torn tendons
  • Torn ligaments

Types of Damages That Could Potentially Be Recovered in a Slip and Fall Accident Claim

If you suffered a slip and fall while at a premises in San Francisco County, Contra Costa County, or Alameda County, you may be able to pursue financial restitution for your harms and losses. The forms of restitution include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost incomes (which can be recovered even if you use accrued sick leave, paid time off, or disability)
  • Pain, suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, etc.

Limited Amount of Time to File a Slip and Fall Accident Claim

The statute of limitations for filing a slip and fall accident injury claim is usually two years from the date of the incident in California. Basically, this means a slip and fall accident victim typically only has two years from the date of the incident to formally file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of the premises.

Ready to Take Action? Contact an Experienced California Slip and Fall Accident Injury Attorney Serving San Francisco County, Contra Costa County, and Alameda County

If you were seriously harmed in a slip and fall accident caused by the carelessness or inaction of a property owner in San Francisco County, Contra Costa County, or Alameda County, now is the time to take action to ensure they are held accountable. Michael Geller is an experienced and skilled slip and fall accident injury lawyer who will work tirelessly to get the financial restitution you are owed for your harms and losses. Contact The Geller Firm today to schedule a free, confidential case review.

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