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San Diego Slip and Fall Attorney

When you are injured in a slip and fall accident, whether you slipped on the swimming pool floor at a hotel or flooring that wasn't adequately maintained at another type of commercial business, it is essential to contact an experienced personal injury attorney. Let us help you get the remuneration you deserve. We can assist you with your claim from beginning to end and make sure you are compensated fairly for your injuries.

Legal Services From San Diego Slip and Fall Lawyer to Help Set Your Mind at Ease

You've come to the right place if you're looking for legal services from an experienced San Diego slip and fall lawyer. At Queen Yasmine the law firm of Yasmine Djwadian, we will take the time to get to know you and your case and treat you with the respect you deserve.

  1. Calculating the Value of Your Case - An attorney or coordinator will talk with you and answer any questions about compensation for your accident. Then we'll estimate how much time and money it'll take to get you a fair settlement. If there's no settlement, we'll determine if the trial is proper for your case. Our attorneys put all this information together, along with essential details about you and the facts of your case, and give that information to their expert claims adjuster.
  2. Gathering Evidence and Identifying the Liable Party - We have a long history of successfully representing individuals who have suffered injuries after slipping and falling. We will come to the location of the accident, gather the evidence you need, identify the liable party, prepare your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.
  3. Researching Relevant Laws, Legal Precedents, and Deadlines - We have the experience and skills to help you with your legal needs. We will investigate the applicable laws, precedents, or deadlines that could affect your case to help you understand what options are available to you. Our goal is to help you make educated decisions about proceeding with your case.
  4. Negotiating Settlements - Whether in the context of a criminal defense or a civil lawsuit, you may feel that your case is hopeless. But there is still hope, and our legal services could be what you need to set your mind at ease. Our expert attorneys can help you negotiate settlements and avoid trials and jury verdicts. We will provide a practical toolkit to help you resolve your case as efficiently and effectively as possible through our renowned strategies.
  5. Handling Insurance Companies and Reviewing Your Policies - Insurance companies can be challenging, especially when something goes wrong. San Diego slip and fall lawyers can assess your policies, force insurers to pay you what you are owed, and help you make sure that your insurance claims are awarded accurately.

Common Injuries Associated With Slip And Falls

Slip and fall accidents can cause many injuries that impact your daily life. Here are some of the most common injuries:

  • Head injuries -The most common injury from slip and fall accidents are to the head. This includes concussions, skull fractures, and brain damage.
  • Spinal cord injuries- These include spinal cord contusions (bruising), spinal cord compression (crushing), and spinal column fractures.
  • Broken bones- These include broken ankles, knees, arms, wrists, hands, legs, toes, and rib fractures (that may puncture or compress organs).
  • Internal organ damage- This includes broken ribs that may puncture lungs or other internal organs such as kidneys or liver; ruptured spleen; lacerations of internal organs; ruptured blood vessels within the abdomen leading to internal bleeding; severe abdominal trauma leading to peritonitis (infection within the abdominal cavity); rupture/fractures in the uterus leading to bleeding within the pelvic cavity which requires immediate surgery to save a life.

Recovering Damages in Slip and Fall Accidents

Accidents can happen at any time and to anyone. If you are injured in an accident caused by the ignorance of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. A San Diego slip and fall lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve to recover damages sustained from a personal injury.

1. Diminished Earning Potential
Diminished earning potential is the amount of money you would have made working at your job had you not been injured. If you cannot work or earn income because of your injuries, your ability to recover diminished earning potential can mean the difference between receiving a settlement that allows you to move forward with your life or being unable to pay for medical bills or rehabilitative care.

2. Recoverable Damages
Lost income and lost benefits resulting from slip and fall injuries are recoverable damages that can add up quickly. This is especially true in cases where a victim misses out on important events in their life. The value of such an event may be challenging to calculate, but the law permits you to seek compensation for the fulfillment you missed out on due to an accident.

3. Medical Expenses
In a slip and fall case, you may be able to recover medical expenses related to your accident. If the negligence of another party caused the accident, then the at-fault party may be responsible for your medical bills. No matter how large or small your injuries are, there is a possibility that someone else could be held liable for them.

4. Loss of Consortium
The phrase "loss of consortium" refers to a spouse's loss of the companionship and affection of their partner, which may result from injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident. It's not just about being able to have sex. It includes all aspects of your relationship with your spouse, including emotional support, physical contact, and intimacy.

To recover damages for loss of consortium, you must show that the negligence of another party injured your spouse and that your spouse's injuries resulted in a loss of consortium. You may also be able to recover damages if your spouse's injuries resulted in an inability to give you those things they previously provided before the injuries were sustained.

5. Impaired Quality of Life
If you or a loved one has suffered from a slip and fall accident, you are entitled to recover damages for your impaired quality of life.

Impaired quality of life is the loss of enjoyment in daily activities. It can be caused by physical injury and range from mild to severe. In some cases, this type of damage may be considered "permanent" or "irreparable." For example, you were injured when you slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk outside a supermarket. As a result, you have been unable to go grocery shopping for yourself for the past three months. This means that your ability to take care of yourself and perform everyday tasks has been compromised since your accident.

In other cases, it may not be possible to prove that an individual's impaired quality of life will continue indefinitely. Other factors may contribute to their current inability to live life as they had before they were injured, such as mental health issues or other preexisting conditions that prevented them from enjoying certain activities before their accident. Those factors will likely continue even after a recovery has taken place.

Determining What Caused Your Slip and Fall Accident

There are many causes of slip and fall accidents, and it's essential to understand what caused yours so that you can know what to do next. The circumstances of your accident will determine the next steps you should take, but if you have been injured in a slip and fall case, the first thing you should do is contact an attorney.

With the help of a slip and fall attorney, you can determine what caused your slip and fall accident. The following are the most common causes of slip and fall accidents:

  • Debris, ice, and other slippery substances on the ground.
  • Wet surfaces that cause your shoes to become slippery.
  • Faulty stairs or escalators with loose carpet or railings.
  • Curbs, broken concrete or sidewalks
  • There is inadequate lighting in hallways, stairwells, parking lots, and other areas where you might slip and fall.

The question of who's responsible haunts you, and you want to know what happened to get the justice you deserve. That's why we work to determine what caused your accident. Our attorneys will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and investigate any other details of your claim so we can uncover the truth about what caused your accident.

The Relationship Between Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Cases

Premises liability is one of the most basic types of personal injury law. Slip and fall cases are a subset of this broader category, but these accidents remain very common in the United States. The relationship between premises liability and slip and fall cases is multifaceted. Still, both cases typically involve either a dangerous or defective condition on someone else's property that causes you to slip, trip or fall.

Suppose a person walking on a private property that they do not own has an injury caused by another party's carelessness. In that case, the injured person may bring a premises liability action against one or more parties. In these types of cases, the injured party must prove that the owner or occupier of the premises acted carelessly in providing sufficient protection for pedestrian traffic.

Types of Visitors Owed Full Duty of Care
You owe visitors to your premises a duty of care. This means that you must take reasonable care to ensure that they are safe and do not suffer injury or loss. This duty of care is called the occupier's liability.

1. Business Invitee
This type of invitee enters the premises with permission and for a purpose directly connected with the business interests of the owner/invitee. Business invitees may include customers, patients, clients, shoppers, and others who enter your business for their purposes (with permission). They must act reasonably in order not to interfere with business operations.

2. Public Invitee
Public invitees are visitors to a property who have been invited by the landowner (or someone else with legal authority, such as management or building superintendents) to enter or remain on the premises for purposes other than transacting business. Examples include customers at shopping malls, restaurants, concertgoers at arenas and parks, and patrons at community centers and other facilities that provide support services for their communities.

3. Licensee by Invitation
Licensees by invitation are people who enter the premises as your guests. They do not have any contractual relationship with you but remain at your premises for your benefit.

If you were on property owned by the business or landlord but doesn't belong to you, then the duty of care you owe will be minimal. This means that if you were injured as an uninvited guest, then they're not responsible for your injuries unless they cause them by an extreme departure from reasonable standards of care.

Responsibility of Property Owners for Slip and Fall Injuries
Property owners must protect their guests from physical harm caused by unsafe or dangerous conditions. This duty also extends to invitees, property owners customers and holds an implied invitation to enter the premises. Suppose a property owner is aware of an unsafe condition that poses a risk for bodily injury. In that case, they must act reasonably in eliminating it from the premises. A dangerous situation exists when there is something physically present on the property that may cause bodily harm to others.

A San Diego slip and fall lawyer can help if you've been injured. Our attorneys have years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents. We know that slip and fall accidents can be a frightening experience, especially when dealing with medical bills, missed work time, and other expenses that come with them. We are here to help you get through it as quickly as possible so you can focus on healing and moving on with your life.

For more information or to schedule a free consultation, call us today.

Contact Queen Yasmine Personal Injury Law Today!

Queen Yasmine Personal Injury Law has an impressive reputation, having recovered over $45 million for injured clients throughout San Diego and the surrounding areas. For the personalized attention you deserve, trust our attorneys to help. We are available 24/7 and offer home and hospital visits for your convenience. Schedule your free consultation to discuss your accident. We offer counsel in German, French, Farsi, Spanish, and English.
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