Posted on Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at 10:47 pm    

Our Sacramento slip and fall attorney recommends that you consult with a lawyer after any accident. While we believe it is always best to talk to an attorney after a slip and fall, we strongly encourage you to seek legal advice if:

  • You sustained serious injuries because of the fall;
  • Your injuries result in a permanent impairment or disability;
  • The property owner or its insurance provider denies liability for the accident;
  • The property owner or its insurance provider attempt to blame you for what happened;
  • Your injury occurred on property owned by a government entity; and,
  • You incur substantial financial expenses and losses, including medical bills and loss of income.

Because our law firm offers a free consultation, you have nothing to lose by talking to one of our Sacramento slip and fall lawyers.

Why Slip and Fall Accidents Can Be Difficult to Prove?

Slip and fall accidents fall within the area of premises liability law. To recover money for your claim, you must prove all legal elements of a premises liability case. The general legal elements of a premises liability claim are:

  • The property owner owed a duty of care;
  • The owner breached the duty of care;
  • The breach was the cause of your fall; and,
  • You sustained injuries and damages because of the accident.

Proving that the property owner owed a duty of care is usually not difficult if you had a right to be on the property. Proving that the fall caused your injuries is typically a matter of obtaining medical records and securing expert testimony from a medical provider. However, proving that the owner breached the duty of care and the breach caused your injury can be difficult.

Property owners have a duty of care to provide safe premises. However, they cannot be held responsible for everything that occurs on the property. The owner must have “known or should have known” about the dangerous condition and failed to correct the condition. Proving that a property owner knew or should have known may be tricky. Additionally, proving that the condition caused your fall may be challenging.

On your own, you may not have the resources and skills to investigate a slip and fall accident. An attorney who routinely handles premises liability claims understands how to investigate the accident. The attorney may utilize one or more professionals to assist with the investigation. He may also utilize experts to help prove how the accident occurred and how you were injured as a result of the accident. Attorneys and professional investigators know how where to search for evidence that can help prove fault and liability.

Should I Hire a Sacramento Slip and Fall Attorney?

Some slip and fall claims can be settled without an attorney. If we meet with you and believe that you do not need an attorney, we will tell you. Our law firm believes that the client’s best interest is the top priority. Therefore, if hiring an attorney is unnecessary, we will tell you. However, we urge you to assume that you need an attorney until you are advised otherwise.

Contact a Sacramento slip and fall attorney for a free consultation by calling The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.

Client Testimonials

Jennifer T. Testimonial

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.

S.B. Testimonial

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

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

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!

Matt H. Testimonial

I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.