Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, from a grocery store to a friend’s house. Victims can suffer serious and even life threatening injuries. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, it’s important to know your rights and understand what you can do to get the compensation you deserve. The Gardena slip and fall lawyers at The Dominguez Firm can help guide you through the legal system and ensure that you receive the best possible outcome for your case. Call us today at (800) 818-1818 for a free consultation.
How Long After a Slip and Fall Can You Sue?
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may wonder how long you have to take legal action. The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. In California, the statute of limitations for most personal injury lawsuits is two years from the date of the accident. If the fall occurred on government property, such as a post office, you would have six months to file a claim.
If your injuries don’t manifest until later—perhaps due to delayed pain or injuries that worsen over time—you may have up to three years from the date they were discovered or should have been discovered to sue. Finally, if the victim was a child, they have their own set of time limits to file a claim.
Having said all of this, it’s very important you file your Gardena slip and fall claim as soon after your accident as possible regardless of whether you’re a child or an adult. Waiting can greatly jeopardize your case. First, important evidence can easily be lost or cleaned up. Second, defense attorneys will question whether your injuries were even caused by your slip and fall if you wait long enough. This is especially true if you already had an underlying health condition. The sooner our personal injury lawyers can get to work, the stronger your claim will be.
Gathering Evidence After a Slip and Fall
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere, at any time. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to know how to gather evidence to build a strong case and get the compensation you deserve.
One note, your health should always be your first priority. Only take the following steps if you can and certainly don’t delay medical attention to do so. If you’re badly injured call 911 or have someone do it for you.
- Take photos of the scene of the accident and your injuries.
- If there were any witnesses, be sure to get their contact information.
- If your fall happened in a store or government building, ask a manager to fill out an accident report.
It’s also a good idea to keep a journal. Document your injuries and how they impact your life. This will help you keep track of your injuries and how they are progressing. Also, if your case goes to trial, the jury will be able to see the personal impact the accident had on your life.
Finally, it is important to save any receipts related to the accident, such as medical bills or receipts for household help if your injuries have made it difficult for you to do things around the house. These receipts will also be useful in documenting the financial impact of the accident on your life.
Why Choose The Dominguez Firm
If you’ve been the victim of a slip and fall accident, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. At The Dominguez Firm, we have over 35 years of experience fighting for the rights of slip and fall victims. We know how to build a strong case and get you the compensation you deserve. Here are four reasons why you should choose us to represent you.
1. We Have a Proven Track Record of Success
With over 35 years of experience, we have successfully represented thousands of accident victims just like you in Gardena and throughout Southern California. We have a proven track record of success in slip and fall cases, and we know what it takes to win.
2. We Care About Our Clients
We understand that this is a difficult and stressful time for you. Our team will treat you with compassion and respect. We will fight for you every step of the way so that you can focus on healing and moving on with your life.
3. We Have the Resources to Take on Big Insurance Companies
The Dominguez Firm has the resources to take on big insurance companies. Not all personal injury law firms can say the same. We have a team of experienced in-house lawyers and investigators who will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. We aren’t a legal referral service nor will we settle your case for less just to close it.
4. You Don’t Pay Unless We Win
You don’t have to worry about upfront costs because we don’t get paid unless we win your case.
We offer a free initial consultation and operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will only pay us if we successfully secure compensation on your behalf.
We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality legal representation, regardless of their financial situation. So if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation at (800) 818-1818. We would be happy to review your case and explain how we can help.
Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us help you get started on the road to recovery.