NEWPORT BEACH SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT LAWYER

People routinely suffer serious injuries due to dangerous conditions on others’ properties. These injuries are often caused by improper maintenance, poor design, lack of adequate security, or merely neglecting to take proper precaution. 

Slip and fall accidents and other accidents that result from dangerous conditions can result in severe injuries, especially to the elderly. They typically require extensive medical treatment, which can prevent the injured person from being able to work for an extended period of time. 

Because the plaintiff bears the burden to prove their claim and identifying the liable party is often less straightforward than in an automobile accident, for example, landowners and leaseholders will move quickly to deny responsibility, potentially even blaming the plaintiff for their own injuries. If you have been injured in a slip and fall or other premises liability incident, it is vital that you retain a qualified Newport Beach slip and fall accident attorney to advocate on your behalf. Call Younglove Law Group for a confidential and free consultation to see if you have a claim.

Steps to Take After a Premises Liability Injury:

This is not an exhaustive list, and every claim is different, but generally a plaintiff would be wise to:

  • Take several photographs of the dangerous condition from different angles.
  • Report the incident to staff, and file an incident report. Retain a copy if possible, even if by taking a photo of it with a cell phone. 
  • Get immediate medical attention. An ambulance report at the scene of the incident is often some of the best documentation to substantiate a plaintiff’s slip and fall injury claim.
  • Preserve the shoes you were wearing at the time, if it was a slip and fall incident. 

After seeking medical attention, contact Younglove Law Group for a confidential and free consultation. Our team top-rate slip and fall accident attorneys can help to preserve and obtain surveillance footage and other documentation of your injury before negotiating the best possible settlement for you. If you are injured, we’d love to help!

Dangerous Conditions:

Landowners and leaseholders are required to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance and management of their respective properties. Put simply, they are required to use reasonable care to avoid exposing others to unreasonable risk of harm. In certain circumstances, they are even required to inspect and make their properties safe for others.

To prevail on a claim against a landowner or leaseholder, a plaintiff must show they either were, or should have been, aware of a dangerous condition, they neglected to make their property safe from that dangerous condition, and, as a result, the plaintiff suffered injury.

Comparative Negligence:

A common issue on slip and falls and other premises liability claims is that of comparative negligence. California is a pure comparative negligence jurisdiction, which means a defendant is liable to a plaintiff proportionally to their fault in causing the plaintiff’s injury. For example, if a jury were to find a defendant 10% liable for the injuries a plaintiff suffered, the defendant would be required to pay for 10% of the damages the jury awarded to that plaintiff. This is significant because a plaintiff who is the primary cause of their own injury can still recover from defendants who are only partially at fault. However, a plaintiff who is found even partially at fault will have their award reduced by the proportion they are found liable for the incident.

SLIP AND FALL SUCCESS STORY

We were able to obtain a $300,000 settlement for a client of ours who suffered severe injuries when she slipped in her son’s home. Read more about it, as well as some of our other case results, by clicking below.

The Firm…

We are a firm of fighters who pride ourselves on our client-focused approach. Younglove Law Group focuses exclusively on personal injury cases, with an emphasis on claims involving catastrophic and fatal injuries. If your case matters to you, call us.

  • Client satisfaction is our top priority.
  • We pride ourselves on responsiveness and always get back to you the same day you contact us. 
  • We are a real law firm, not a referral service.
  • Your case will be handled by experienced legal professionals
  • Your case will not be passed around with repeated changes to your primary contact.

Speak to a legal professional, not a salesperson. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are injured, we’d love to help!

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Younglove Law Group, LLP

Toll Free (844) 810-1800

17 Corporate Plaza Drive, Suite 407, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Office Phone (949) 441-4000

FAX (949) 750-2700