Slip and Fall Lawyer
Has a slip and fall accident caused you to suffer significant physical injury and other losses?
If your fall was due to somebody else's negligence, Hoge Law Firm in San Diego can get you the slip and fall lawyer you need.
We care about your case as much as you do. We have collected millions for injured clients and can do the same for you.
Now Is the Time to Act Most Personal Injury Claims Must Be Filed Within Two Years
In most cases, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit after a slip and fall accident.
Clients throughout San Diego have turned to Hoge Law Firm for more than 30 years. Hoge Law Firm is an award-winning firm that can connect you with the slip and fall lawyer your case needs and deserves if someone else is to blame for your injury.
It costs you absolutely nothing to explore your legal options with us. A personal injury attorney will evaluate the details of your situation, and if they don't take your case, you owe us nothing. If they take your case, they will collect no fees unless they secure a settlement or jury award for you.
Don't wait any longer to put a slip and fall lawyer in your corner. Send our San Diego office a message online or call now:
If a slip and fall lawyer takes your case, you will pay no attorney fees unless they secure a settlement or jury award for you.
A Specific Type of Premises Liability Case
In terms of personal injury law, a slip and fall is a type of premises liability case. Premises liability is the principle that property owners owe their lawful visitors a duty of safety that requires either eliminating hazards or putting warnings in place to make a hazard easy to avoid. While premises liability cases can involve many different injuries, from dog bites to electrocution, one of the most common types is a slip and fall.
Three Important Factors to Understand
There are countless ways you can injure yourself on someone else's property. Not all of them merit legal action. Here are three important characteristics that every personal injury claim must have, explained within the context of a slip and fall injury:
The property owner owed you a duty of safety.
You must be able to demonstrate that the property owner had a responsibility to take reasonable measures to protect your safety while on the premises. This largely comes down to whether you had a legal right to be on the property. For example, if you entered a grocery store during business hours or were invited to a friend's home, you had a legal right to be there, and the property owner therefore had a responsibility to either eliminate any hazards or make those hazards abundantly clear to you.
The property owner caused your injury.
If the property owner's action—or lack of action—can be blamed for your slip and fall accident, you likely have a case. For example, if a container of juice spills in a grocery aisle, and you slip and fall in the liquid an hour later because the spill wasn't cleaned or marked off, the property owner could be considered responsible. If you walk into that same store heavily intoxicated, trip over your own shoelaces, and fall, responsibility may be completely attributed to you.
The resulting losses can be measured in money.
This is often the easiest factor to confirm. If you slipped and fell because of an ignored liquid spill in the store and suffered a traumatic brain injury, your losses can be measured in terms of the medical costs, damage to personal property (jewelry, cell phones, etc.), temporary or permanent disability, a compromised ability to work, and more. Hoge Law Firm in San Diego can place you in contact with a personal injury attorney who can help you collect all that you are owed following an injury caused by a third party's negligence.
Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Achieve Justice
In most cases, the injured or their loved ones have two years from the date of a slip and fall accident to file a personal injury claim. If an injury isn't discovered until after some time has passed, you likely have one year from the date of discovery to file suit. In either case, you should act promptly to protect your rights. You have everything to gain if you request a free consultation with Hoge Law Firm in San Diego. Call our offices now:
In most cases, the injured or their loved ones have two years from the date of a slip and fall accident to file a personal injury claim.
Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
From grocery stores to restaurants, liquid spills are common. But when these spills aren't cleaned up or marked off with warning signs, they can easily cause a person to suffer a fast and dangerous fall that can cause serious injury, permanent disability, and even death. If you have slipped because of a liquid spill that was ignored by a property owner or their staff, Hoge Law Firm in San Diego can connect you with an attorney who can prove a negligent property owner is responsible for your losses.
Poorly Lit Walkways
Stairwells, front steps, and other walkways can become treacherous hazards when it's too dark to properly see. It is the property owner's responsibility to make sure that inadequate lighting isn't posing a danger to you. Let Hoge Law Firm in San Diego put you in touch with an attorney who can prove a negligent property owner is liable for your medical bills, time away from work, and other losses.
Over time, foundations can shift and time can generally take a toll on sidewalks and flooring. While these changes may not immediately strike you as a hazard, the fact is that an uneven walkway can easily cause you to trip. Hoge Law Firm is prepared to help you demonstrate a negligent property owner owes you restitution for your fall.
Freshly Mopped or Waxed Floors
Whether a floor has been cleaned because of a recent spill or as part of routine maintenance, it is essential to mark the floor with warning signs until it has dried and no longer poses a danger to foot traffic. Hoge Law Firm can help place a personal injury lawyer in your corner who can fight insurance company tactics and collect what you are owed.
Loose Cords and Cables
We've all made the mistake of tripping over the cord to an electric fan, a laptop, or a vacuum cleaner in our own homes. But when you enter a store or someone else’s private residence, you have a right to expect that hazards like these don't pose a threat to your safety. If any kind of loose power cords or cables have caused you to lose your balance and fall while you were on someone else's property, Hoge Law Firm in San Diego can get you the slip and fall lawyer you need.
Hoge Law Firm Is Ready to Help You Rebuild Your Life Following a Slip and Fall Injury
You may feel that the circumstances of your injury paint a very clear picture of who is responsible and who is the victim. But the truth is that the property owner's insurance adjusters are ready to go to great lengths to demonstrate that you share some of the responsibility for your injury, or that their client holds no fault at all. Hoge Law Firm in San Diego will help you protect your best interests and prevent corporate interests from triumphing over justice.
In most cases, you have two years from the date of the slip and fall accident to file a claim. Don't wait any longer to enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer who is so committed to your fall case that they won't bill you a cent unless and until they collect compensation. Write to our San Diego practice or call:
During a free consultation with an attorney, they will take careful note of what happened, and can go to work immediately building a case for maximum compensation.
Can Trespassers File a Slip and Fall Claim?
In most cases, a person must have had permission to enter a property in order to file a personal injury claim related to a fall that occurred on that property. However, there are a few instances in which a trespasser—that is, someone who did not have permission to enter the property—may have a claim:
The Trespasser Was a Young Child
If the injured party was a child and they did not have permission to enter the property, the property owner may still be held liable. The courts decide on a case-by-case basis whether the child should have known better than to enter the property. Meanwhile, property owners are expected to make attractive nuisances such as swimming pools inaccessible to kids by having fencing and other precautions in place.
The Property Was Not Marked
If it was unclear whether the property was private, the injured party may be able to argue that they were unaware they were trespassing. A fall lawyer can be instrumental in demonstrating that an injured client was unaware that they had no legal right to enter a property on which they were injured.
The Trespasser Was Harmed in a Trap
Although it is illegal to trespass, it may surprise you to learn that in California, a trespasser may have a personal injury claim if they were injured in a booby trap set by the property owner. An attorney can be instrumental in helping the injured collect what they are owed when complex issues of possible criminal activity and shared responsibility come into play.
Even If You Are Partially Responsible for Your Fall
You May Be Entitled to Damages
If it can be demonstrated that you were not entirely responsible for your own slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for a percentage of your losses. Let's say you are 40% at fault for your injury, but the property owner is 60% at fault. In that case, you may be entitled to compensation for 60% of your losses.
It's important to remember that you should leave all discussion of who is at fault to your attorney. In other words, following a slip and fall, you may mistakenly think you are partially responsible for your injury. But if you tell the property owner you believe you are partly to blame, that could be considered an admission of fault that keeps you from collecting all that you are truly owed.
Speak to An Attorney Who Can Pursue Justice While You Concentrate on Healing
If you believe the slip and fall injury you suffered was someone else's fault, it takes legal expertise to be certain that you are not being shortchanged or left bearing the complete burden of your losses. There is no doubt that the property owner's insurance company will devote their time and effort to paying you as little as possible. Don't put yourself at a severe disadvantage by failing to hire legal counsel as soon as possible after the slip and fall.
Hoge Law Firm has collected millions for clients throughout more than 30 years of serving Greater San Diego. Hoge Law Firm is an award-winning firm that can connect you with the fall lawyer you need in order to truly achieve justice and move on with your life. Once you and your attorney agree to work together, you can turn your full attention to recovering from your injuries knowing that your lawyer is hard at work making a case for maximum restitution. After all, if the fall case is unsuccessful, your attorney won't get paid.
It's time to protect yourself with a fall attorney who cares as much about your case as you do. To request a free consultation with a fall lawyer, write to our San Diego firm or call:
Hoge Law Firm has collected millions for clients throughout more than 30 years of serving Greater San Diego.
Slip and Fall Victims Can Protect Themselves By Following These Simple Steps After The Injury
Slip and Fall FAQ ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I really afford a slip and fall accident lawyer?
When it comes to Hoge Law Firm in San Diego, the answer is always "yes." We won't charge you a cent for reaching out and discussing your case. If we determine you have a case, your fall attorney will charge absolutely nothing unless and until we have collected the compensation you need and deserve. Hoge Law Firm will get to work pursuing justice while you concentrate on healing.
My child was injured on the neighbor's property after entering their yard uninvited. Do we have a case?
If your child is too young to realize the potential dangers on the neighbor's property, and the property owner had nothing in place to stop a child from entering the property, you likely have a case. Hoge Law Firm will put you in touch with an attorney who can demonstrate that the property owner was negligent in keeping an attractive nuisance (such as a pool) inaccessible to children.
I slipped and fell at my friend's house, but I don't want to cause financial trouble for them. Should I just let my own insurance handle this?Your friend—or their landlord—has a homeowner's insurance policy for a reason. We understand that it can become uncomfortable if you are a friend or a family member of the property owner, but remember: you are ultimately filing a claim against their insurance provider, not your friend. It is not fair for you to have to pay out-of-pocket premiums on your medical bills and other expenses. Meanwhile, you could be facing significant losses if your injuries cause a temporary or permanent inability to work. Don’t let anyone tell you this is a fight between you and your friend. Let a fall lawyer face off with the insurance company so you aren’t stuck dealing with financial hardships you don’t deserve.
We won't charge you a cent for reaching out and discussing your case. If we determine you have a case, your fall attorney will charge absolutely nothing unless and until we have collected the compensation you need and deserve.