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Newport Beach Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Fighting For Slip and Fall Accident Victims in Orange County 

Slip and fall accidents, also known as premises liability, are injuries sustained in a slip, trip, or fall on someone else’s property. If the fall was caused by a dangerous condition on the property, the victim may be able to file a personal injury claim.

The Newport Beach slip accident lawyers at Manning Law, APC can evaluate your case and determine if you are able to file a claim for your injury.

If you were injured on someone else’s property, contact our Newport Beach slip & fall attorneys or call (800) 783-5006 for a free case evaluation.

Premises Liability in California

According to the law, property owners are required to maintain safe conditions on their property. Premises liability is the legal responsibility of property owners for injuries that occur due to slip and fall accidents on their property. Property owners can be held responsible for injuries resulting from:

  • Torn or bulging carpets
  • Flooring or ground that is wet or loose
  • Ice, snow, or water
  • A hole in the ground
  • Poor lighting
  • Other unsafe conditions

A slip or fall can result in serious injury, which may require medical attention and time lost from work for medical care and recovery. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages if the fall was caused by a dangerous condition. Our Newport Beach slip accident attorneys can assess your situation and advise you of your rights.

Common Injuries in Slip & Fall Accidents

Common injuries resulting from these accidents include:

  • Fractures and Broken Bones: One of the most common injuries in slip and fall accidents, fractures often happen when a person tries to break their fall with an outstretched arm or leg. Hips, wrists, and ankles are particularly vulnerable.
  • Sprains and Strains: These injuries can affect ligaments, tendons, and muscles, causing pain and limiting mobility. Ankles and wrists are common areas for sprains and strains.
  • Head Injuries: Falls can lead to serious head injuries, which include concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These injuries can have severe consequences, including memory loss, cognitive impairments, and even long-term disability.
  • Back and Spinal Cord Injuries: Falls could result in herniated discs, fractured vertebrae, and other spinal cord injuries, which may cause chronic pain, reduced mobility, or paralysis.
  • Cuts and Abrasions: While often less severe, cuts and abrasions from a slip and fall can still lead to infections and require medical attention.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Damage to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons can cause significant pain and may require long-term treatment and rehabilitation.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Slip & Fall Accident Claim?

Possible damages may include:

  • Medical Expenses: This often includes the cost of emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgeries, doctor appointments, physical therapy, and any other medical treatments that are related to the accident.
  • Lost Wages: If the injury has caused you to miss work, you may be qualified to compensation for the wages you have lost. This can also include future earnings if the injury impacts your ability to work long-term or results in a reduced earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: Slip and fall accidents can cause significant physical pain and emotional distress. Compensation for pain and suffering strives to address the non-economic damages that result from the injury, such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Many slip and fall injuries require extensive rehabilitation, which includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other forms of specialized treatment. These costs can be included in the claim to ensure you receive the necessary care for recovery.
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Any other expenses incurred as a result of the accident, like transportation costs for medical appointments or modifications to your home to adjust your injury, can be claimed.
  • Punitive Damages: In instances where the property owner's negligence was particularly egregious, punitive damages may be awarded. These are intended to punish the negligent party and deter similar behavior in the future.
  • Loss of Consortium: If the injury has seriously impacted your relationship with your spouse, you may be qualified to compensation for loss of consortium.

Contact Our Newport Beach Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Today 

Our Newport Beach slip accident lawyers have successfully represented clients in numerous premises liability cases. We have gained experience that allows us to anticipate virtually all possible twists and turns. This allows us to start out ahead of the game, and we press our advantage in negotiations to obtain the best possible outcome for each client. 

Free consultations are available so you can get advice about your situation. Call (800) 783-5006 to set up an appointment with our slip & fall lawyers in Newport Beach.

Manning Law FAQ

  • What Damages Can I Receive Compensation For?
    When your injury is caused by the actions or negligence of another person, you can take legal action to recover costs resulting from your injury. We represent clients seeking damages for the following:
    • Past and future medical bills:

      Oftentimes medical bills can extend far beyond the individual's initial accident. The victim may require extended hospital stays, operations, and even regular checkups during their recovery process. If you were injured due to someone else's negligence, we will fight to ensure that you receive compensation for these expenses.
    • Rehabilitation:

      For injuries resulting in long-term side effects, it is important for the victim to be able to focus on their recovery and rehabilitation, rather than worrying about how they will pay for their recovery process.
    • Lost income:

      Most serious accidents will be accompanied by significant amount of time off of work. If someone else's negligence has rendered you unable to work, they should be held responsible for your loss of income during that time.
    • Mental anguish:

      Mental anguish can include various forms of depression and anxiety that someone may experience as a result of their accident, or even the loss of someone close to them.
    • Physical pain and suffering:

      This type of compensation can be pursued in regards to the physical injuries a victim has experienced and the pain and suffering that those injuries have caused them.
    • General inconvenience

  • How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
    Under California’s personal injury statute of limitations, you generally have two years from the date of your injury to file a civil lawsuit in court against the responsible party. If the at-fault party is a government agency, you have an even tighter deadline of six months. If you do not seek legal action within this timeframe, the court will likely refuse to hear your case at any time to the future and you will lose your right to seek compensation.  These deadlines can sometimes be extended under specific circumstances, such as if the injured party is a minor, the injury or the cause of the injury was not immediately apparent, or the injured individual suffers mental or physical incapacitation due to the injury. Regardless, if you are unsure how the statute of limitations applies to your case, it is important that you get an attorney involved promptly to guard your legal rights.
  • If I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer, Will I Have to Go to Court?
    While going to court is certainly a possibility, many personal injury claims are settled out of court through negotiations between your attorney and the responsible party’s insurance company. A trial may only be necessary if these negotiations should fail, such as in circumstances where fault is disputed or if there is a disagreement over the value of your claim. Our attorneys prepare each case as if it were going to trial to give us the best positioning possible during settlement negotiations.
  • How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take?
    Your case could take several months or even years to settle depending on the situation. The timeline of your case will vary depending on factors such as the severity of your injuries, the amount of medical treatment you need, complications of liability, and the level of cooperation of the responsible party’s insurance company.
  • How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
    Your case’s value will be based on factors such as the severity and long-term impact of your injuries, the amount of medical treatment you need, the strength of evidence proving the other party’s liability, and the amount of insurance coverage available in your case. It is best to discuss your case with a skilled attorney to get a more accurate picture of your case’s potential value.
  • How Much Does It Cost to Hire Manning Law, APC?
    Manning Law, APC accepts all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no up-front costs for you. We only get paid if we are successful in your case.
  • How Do I Know Manning Law, Apc Is Right for My Case?
    Manning Law, APC offers free consultations, works on contingency, and has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of past clients. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, we have what it takes to maximize your chances of securing the compensation you deserve.
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