Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2016 at 2:04 am    

Have you been hurt on another person’s property? Are you suffering physical pain, financial losses, and emotional stress because a property owner failed to correct or allowed a dangerous condition on the property. If so, you can receive compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses under California’s premises liability laws. However, you may need to file a slip and fall lawsuit in order to receive the compensation you deserve.

Filing a Slip and Fall Lawsuit in California

In order to receive compensation for your injuries in a slip and fall lawsuit, you must prove the following conditions were present at the time of your injury:

  • The property you were injured upon had a dangerous condition;
  • The dangerous condition was what caused your accident;
  • The accident caused an injury that resulted in damages;
  • The property owner knew or should have known the dangerous condition existed; and,
  • The property owner failed to fix, correct, or remove the dangerous condition.

A slip and fall lawsuit is typically filed when the insurance company for the property owner fails to act in a reasonable manner to settle the claim in a fair manner. The insurance company may try to say that the accident was your fault or partly your fault; therefore, you should not receive full compensation for your damages. It could allege that the dangerous condition did not exist or was a condition that the property owner had no responsibility for so the owner does not owe you any money.

When this happens, your premises liability attorney will likely advise you that you need to file a slip and fall lawsuit. The lawsuit will set forth the allegations and demand damages including medical bills, lost wages, compensation for physical and emotional damages, and other compensable damages. Your attorney will present evidence at trial to prove each of the elements of the slip and fall lawsuit in order to obtain an outcome in your favor.

However, your slip and fall lawsuit may settle prior to going to court. In many cases, the insurance company will see the evidence and decide it is in its best interest to settle the lawsuit prior to going to trial. An experienced premises liability attorney can use a slip and fall lawsuit as a negotiation tactic; however, our attorneys are always prepared to take your case to court if that is in your best interest and the best option for getting you the compensation you deserve.

Call an Experienced Pennsylvania Slip and Fall Lawsuit Attorney

Knowing when to file a slip and fall lawsuit is very important in deciding how to get you the compensation you deserve from a negligent property owner. Experience handling slip and fall lawsuits is key to having this skill. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling these types of claims; therefore, you can trust that we will do everything within our power to obtain a positive outcome in your case.

Contact Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 for a free consultation with one of our Sacramento personal injury attorneys.  You can contact us online or chat with a representative on our website 24/7 for your convenience.

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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

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No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!