Posted on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 1:08 am    

When you are injured in a fall, you are concerned with getting the medical care you need to heal from your injuries. As you recover, you begin to realize that you may have a claim against the property owner for your damages. Our Sacramento slip and fall attorneys can help you seek compensation for your injuries from the property owner.

As we discuss your slip and fall claim, we may use several legal terms that are new to you. Below are explanations of some of the common terms you may hear in a slip and fall case.

Slip and Fall Legal Terms

  • Premises Liability — Premises liability law is the area of law that covers slip and fall claims. Property owners must take reasonable steps to ensure that a dangerous or hazardous condition does not remain on the property. If there is a dangerous condition, the owner should warn individuals of the potential for injury.
  • Notice — To hold the property owner liable for damages, the owner must have had notice of the condition or should have known about the condition and did nothing to correct it.
  • Dangerous Condition — A dangerous condition can be any condition that poses a threat of injury to others. Examples of dangerous conditions torn carpeting, loose stairs, inadequate lighting, holes, missing handrails, slick floors, uneven pavement, and spills.
  • Causation — The dangerous condition must have been the proximate cause of your injury.
  • Liability — To prove the owner is liable for your damages, you must prove a dangerous condition existed, the owner knew or should have known about the condition, the owner did nothing to correct the condition, the condition caused your fall, you were injured because of the fall, and you suffered damages.
  • Economic Damages — Economic damages are your financial or out-of-pocket losses related to your injury. Examples of economic damages include the cost of medical care, loss of income, travel expenses, medications, and medical equipment.
  • Non-Economic Damages — Non-economic damages are also referred to as “pain and suffering” damages. Common examples of pain and suffering damages include mental anguish, physical pain, emotional stress, loss of marital relations, and loss of enjoyment of life. Scarring, disfigurement, and disability are also compensable as non-economic damages.
  • Plaintiff — The injury victim is referred to as the plaintiff in a premises liability lawsuit.
  • Defendant — The property owner and other liable parties are referred to as defendants in a premises liability lawsuit.

There are many other terms that you may hear as your claim is proceeding through the steps toward settlement or a trial. Our legal team walks you through each step of the process to ensure you understand and are comfortable with each decision.

Call a Sacramento Slip and Fall Attorney

The Sacramento slip and fall attorneys of the Tiemann Law Firm can help you hold a negligent property owner liable for your damages. Because premises liability cases can be complex, we urge you to call our office as soon as you can to discuss your claim with an attorney.

Call (916) 999-9000 or visit our website to request a free legal consultation with a Sacramento premises liability attorney.  Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.

Client Testimonials

Herb T. Testimonial
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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.

Jennifer T. Testimonial
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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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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial
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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.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
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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!