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Modesto CA Slip and Fall Attorney

A slip and fall lawyer in Modesto is needed if you have slipped or tripped somewhere and suffered injuries, and want an attorney to fight for you and get the maximum level of compensation.

Modesto is a lively city of over 200,000 residents. Citizens of our great city partake in many daily activities including shopping in supermarkets and malls, watching movies in movie theaters, going to work in office buildings and watching sporting events. Unfortunately however, every year the lives of many of our residents will be devastates by injuries caused by the wrongful actions of business owners and property owners who fail to properly maintain a safe premises for visitors and guests.

About Our City

Modesto is located in the heart of the San Juaquin Valley; making our city the center of the most productive and fertile agricultural region in the nation. Many large agricultural based corporations maintain a presence in our city including wineries like Gallo Family Winery, fruit and nut producers, poultry operations, and meat packing facilities. As such our city as well as the surrounding Stanislaus County has witnessed tremendous population growth over the past few decades.

What We Do and How We Can Help

Our law firm is dedicated to the pursuit of justice for any individual who has suffered severe injuries; we have the knowledge, experience and resources to make sure our clients receive the maximum amount of recovery.

7 Steps to Protecting Your Rights After a Slip and Fall Accident

It is vital to know what you should do and what you should refrain from doing after a slip and fall or trip and fall accident in order to protect your legal right to compensation for the injuries you have suffered. Below we will outline some steps to take and some steps to avoid in an ideal situation. But please note that these are done in an ideal situation. If you failed to follow some of these steps, that doesn’t mean that your case is ruined. Contact us and we will review the details of the accident and let you know whether we are able to help you.

  1. If injured, seek medical attention immediately: Many victims will attempt to wait out their injuries and will refrain from seeking medical attention for days or weeks after an injury. They think they might get better if they just wait. This is a mistake; in order to maximize your potential recovery it is vital to document your injuries from a credible physician as soon as possible.
  2. Ask the property owner, manager or security of the place where you fell for an incident report. It is important to document the incident that took place.
  3. Witness Information: If there are any witnesses to the accident ask for their contact information including their name and phone number.
  4. Gather Evidence: Take pictures of the accident location and what caused you to fall. This can include liquids or debris on the floor, loose wires or carpeting
  5. Do not speak with any insurance adjusters, managers, property owners or store employees about your case. Any comments you make to them may be used against you in trial.
  6. Consult With an Attorney: Before you attempt to pursue a claim on your own behalf speak with an experienced personal injury attorney regarding your claim.

Medical Treatment for Your Injuries – Paying for Your Care

In many cases victims of accidents do not have access to the medical care required to treat injuries that were suffered due to a slip and fall accident. Our law firm works with teams of medical doctors, specialists, and therapists who specialize in providing our clients with the medical attention they require to heal their injuries.  Theses medical doctors and treatment centers work exclusively on a medical lien basis meaning that our clients will not have to pay a single penny out of pocket for any of their medical care until their cases is successfully settled.

Acts of Negligent Conduct Resulting in Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents

There are various acts of negligent inattentive conduct which can cause a customer or visitor to a property to suffer a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. Successful litigation of a premises liability claim requires an attorney to prove four basin elements. (1) Duty: did the at fault property owner or manager owe a specific duty of care to the injured party. (2) Breach: Did the at fault party breach the duty of care owed to the injured victim. (3) Causation: Did the specific duty of care owed to the injured party cause the accident that took place. (4) Damages: Are the damages that are being presented identifiable and diagnosable. There are numerous causes of slip and fall and trip and fall and trip and fall accidents. Some of the most common include the following…

  • Failure to place a warning sign when mopping the floor or immediately following mopping a floor.
  • Failure to place door mats during rainy days.
  • Cracked and uneven concrete on sidewalks and walking paths.
  • Loose carpeting and wiring in office buildings.
  • Failure to timely remove debris or liquids left on the floor.
  • Defective refrigeration units resulting in leaking fluids.

Why You need a Modesto slip and fall lawyer

If you are in Modesto, you will need a slip and fall attorney in Modesto to represent you because insurance companies are not going to treat you fairly. The first objective of an insurance company is to make as much profit as possible. To achieve that, they will do whatever they can to ruin your case and pay you as little as possible. That’s why you need an injury lawyer present by your side to protect your rights and not let the other side take advantage of you.

Files Must Be Filed in Time – Statute of Limitations for Filing a Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit

Jurisdictions in the United States place varying timing restrictions on behalf of individuals who seek a legal remedy in the court of law. The timing deadline for a case is typically dependent on the specific cause of action that is being brought forth. In the state of California victims of personal injury including slip and fall accidents typically have two years from the date of the incident to file a civil lawsuit for monetary recovery in a court of law. If a lawsuit is not filed within that time period a victim will have no legal recourse for monetary recovery. Children, individuals under the age of 18 have two years from the date of their 18th birthday to file a civil lawsuit for a personal injury case.

  • Claim against the Government: In the state of California individuals who have suffered harm due to the negligent or intentional actions of a government agency must first file an administrative claim. Such claims must the filed with the agency in question within 6 months from the date of the accident. Failure to file an administrative claim will bar an individual from filing a civil lawsuit in the court of law. In the vast majority of cases the administrative agency will reject the claim; at that point a victim will typically have another 6 months from the date of the rejection to file a civil lawsuit in the court of law.

Attorney Consultation and Second Opinion Provided Free of Charge

Our experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys are able to assist you in determining whether you have a viable personal injury claim. We spend the time necessary to go over your case, fully investigate and evaluate your claim and present you with the legal course of action required to maximize the level of recovery. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us. All consultations and case reviews are provided 100% free of charge.

STEPS IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE

STEP 1

Free consultation

  • Our lawyers will conduct a full and free evaluation of your case.
  • We will determine whether you have a viable case and the best legal course of action tailor made for your specific circumstance

STEP 2

We Represent You

  • We will diligently investigate and pursue your claim.
  • File all necessary claims and lawsuits.
  • We will provide you with the medical attention you need with zero out of pocket fees or cost

STEP 3

We Settle Your case

  • We settle your case or obtain a successful jury verdict.
  • We reduce your medical bills and provide you with compensation in your pocket for pain and suffering, future medical care and loss of income.

Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

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All legal consultations are provided by our esteemed attorneys free of charge. Our zero fee guarantee means that you are fully protected from any costs. We receive payment for our legal representation only when we win your case.

MILLIONS RECOVERED FOR OUR CLIENTS

Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients in multiple fields of personal injury including auto accidents, dog bites, slip and falls and more. See here for a list of our recent settlements.

COMPASSION - DEDICATION -TRUST

Our law firm is guided by the principle of our founding partners, “treat every client like family, fight for their rights and afford them the utmost level of respect”. Every employee at out firm lives by these principles.

LAW FIRM WITH PERSONAL ATTENTION

Our firm will handle your case from A-Z; we will provide you with medical care with no out of pocket costs and transportation. Each and every one of our clients has the direct cell phone number of their attorney. You can contact us 24/7.

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