Skip to main content

Escondido Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

Escondido is the perfect city for walking. Business districts offer walkable access to restaurants, art galleries, and unique local retailers. Pedestrians stroll in green spaces and public venues, and walking is integral to many workplace operations. Like any physical activity, walking has its risks. Every day, poorly-maintained properties and unexpected construction debris cause slip-and-fall accidents and injuries.

Some slip-and-fall victims walk away with simple scrapes and bruises. Others struggle with head injuries, spinal cord damage, and unimaginable catastrophic trauma. These seriously injured people deal with high medical bills, lost income, and long-term or permanent impairments. Our Kash Legal Escondido slip-and-fall lawyers are legal advocates for negligently injured people. If you're recovering from a slip-and-fall injury, let us see if we can help you.

REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION
Avoid slip and fall accidents

Experiencing injuries in some of these accidents may even feel like your own fault, such as falling when the lighting is too dim. However, it is important that you do not admit fault and contact an Escondido slip and fall injury lawyer when you can to determine whether or not you have a personal injury claim.

Types of Slip-And-Fall Injuries 

When a person slips and falls, a number of factors determine the type of injuries they sustain and the severity. A fall on a wooden floor, down a staircase, on concrete, or onto another hard surface, increases the potential for catastrophic or life-threatening injuries. Young children and older adults easily sustain serious injuries due to their frailty. 

Here are some of the more common slip-and-fall injuries: 

Escondido Slip and Fall Accidents

People of all ages sustain injuries when they slip-and-fall on private, commercial, and public properties. Falls are one of the leading causes of accidental death for young children. Adults aged 65 and over remain at high risk for hip fractures, head trauma, and other serious slip-and-fall injuries. Based on Centers For Disease Control and Prevention research, each year, older adults report 36 million falls and 32,000 fall-related deaths. In California, up to 29.8 percent of older adults fall each year. 

Fall risks are also frequent workplace hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Fall Hazards resource explains, “Any walking or working surface can be a potential fall hazard.” The most recent annual Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows that 99 workers died from injuries sustained in slip-and-fall accidents in California.

Soft tissue injuries: – Falls often cause soft tissue strains and sprains involving legs, arms, shoulders, neck, and back.

Laceration, bruises, and abrasions: – While not as serious as other fall-related injuries, cuts, bruises, and scrapes often cause pain. They may also lead to infections and cause permanent scarring.

Fractures and dislocations: – Fractures occur most frequently when a person falls on a hard surface. CDC statistics show that 95% of all hip fractures occur due to falls. Children sustain frequent fractures in playground falls.

Internal Damage: - A hard fall sometimes causes internal damage. Serious fractures can puncture internal organs, causing bleeding and other issues.

Spinal Cord Injuries: - Data from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center show that of the 35,675 SCI cases they monitor, 31.4% sustained their injuries in falls.

Traumatic Brain Injuries: - The National Data and Statistical Center determined that falls caused 29% of the 19,045 TBIs in the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems database.

Knee Injuries: - The kneecap may directly break or the softer tissue such as the ligaments, cartilage and tendons may be torn, sprained, or inflamed after a slip-and-fall accident.

Even if you believe your injuries are minor, it’s important to seek medical attention after a fall. Some severe injuries do not present clearly until much later, so it’s important to get help early.

Types of Compensation You May Recover After a Slip-And-Fall Accident

Most of the claims we handle include economic damages and non-economic damages. When we take a case to trial, we sometimes recover exemplary damages.

Economic Damages 

We calculate economic damages based on your out-of-pocket costs for treatment and recovery. If your disability is ongoing, we obtain future economic damage estimates from an expert. Economic damages usually include: 

  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Physician and hospitalization costs
  • Medications and prosthetic devices
  • Physical and psychological therapy
  • Household assistance and nursing care
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Essentially, these are all quantifiable damages that can be obtained from receipts and communication with medical professionals.

Non-Economic Damages 

When negotiating, we also consider your non-economic damages. These often include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Scars and disfigurement
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Loss of bodily functions

These damages are much more complicated to calculate. An Escondido slip and fall injury lawyer can estimate these damages based on their worth in previous, similar cases.

Exemplary Damages

In California, courts have the legal authority to award exemplary damages, also known as punitive damages. A plaintiff must present clear and convincing evidence that the person who injured them acted out of malice, oppression, or fraud. Note that punitive damages are not common.

Proving Responsibility for Slip-And-Fall Accidents

When you fall on someone else’s property, they don’t automatically owe you compensation for your injuries. As with auto accidents and other claims, you must prove the owner caused or contributed to your injury. This usually means proving:

  • The property owner had a legal duty to perform in a certain way. 
  • They failed to meet that duty.
  • Their actions or inactions caused your accident. 
  • The accident directly caused your injuries. 

Under California Civil Code, Obligations Imposed by Law, §1714, a property owner owes “…ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property…” An owner must also warn of any hazards on their property. These duties apply to any person or entity who owns, leases occupy, or controls a property. Responsible parties include a property manager, parent company, stores, or other entities that control the property.

You must produce evidence that supports your case against a property owner. This usually includes photos that show the negligent condition, witnesses, diagrams, a history of negligent maintenance, and other relevant information. 

Reach Out to an Experienced Los Angeles Truck Accident Attorney Today

Contact Our Escondido Slip-And-Fall Injury Lawyers

When you sustain injuries in a slip-and-fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. At Kash Legal, our slip-and-fall lawyers work with you to protect your rights while you take time to recover. We conduct an independent investigation to assess liability. Our team handles communications with property owners, insurers, investigators, and their legal representatives, so you don’t have to. We provide our firm’s legal services on a contingency basis, so we don’t charge you for legal fees until we resolve your claim. 

Contact us for a free consultation to learn more about your right to recover compensation. We can discuss your accident and explain your legal options. To schedule your appointment, call us at  (888) 527-4128, click our chat box, or leave a message on our contact page.

REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION

Our Clients Love Us

Jonathan has been great in getting my accident case settled and for more than I expected. They took care of everything for me so I didn't have to deal with any insurance agencies. Highly recommended.

Cynthia R.San Francisco, CA

Kash Legal Group . Jonathan and his team are the best. Never have I delt with such a professional, caring group. They kept in touch and informed me the whole journey. Eileen was so comforting to me. And I would MOST DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS TEAM ..

Deanna S.Big Bear, CA

I am super satisfied with the job Kashani and his team had done for me after my car accident. They help me get all the attention I needed after accident plus got me a good compensation. They all are very pleasant and know what are doing, they are very professional and sharp . The group firm assisted me till make sure I was healed and make sure everything was paid by other insurance.

Felipe C.Riverside, CA

After my injury, I contacted Kash Legal in hopes of getting justice for what had happened to me. Kash Legal has helped me achieve that goal, and even during the COVID pandemic, they had always kept fighting and updating me on the case with extreme professionalism. Kash Legal changed my life for the better, and did a fantastic job doing so.

Justin J.Broken Arrow, OK

OUR BLOG

Truck accident scene with damaged vehicles and emergency response, highlighting the need for a San Jose truck accident attorney
blog
July 19, 2024

Why Are Trucking Accidents a Serious Issue in San Jose?

Truck accidents involving passenger vehicles are a significant issue in San Jose due to the congested roads and urban setting. The combination of these factors increases the risk of accidents…
Uber driver using the Uber app on a smartphone while inside a car.
blog
July 19, 2024

What to Do After a Car Accident as an Uber Driver

As an Uber rideshare driver, you are dedicated to providing safe and reliable rides to your passengers through the rideshare service. Spending extensive time on the road raises the risk…
A Lyft driver inspecting his car after an accident
blog
July 19, 2024

What to Do After a Car Accident as a Lyft Driver

As a Lyft driver, your primary goal is to provide safe and reliable transportation to your passengers. However, the nature of your job means you spend a significant amount of…

Get Your Free Case Consultation

We will be in touch within 24 hours.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Personal Injury Law Firm Who Cares

attention icon
Personal Attention
respected icon
Respected Lawyers
consultation icon
Risk - Free Consultation
gurantee icon
No Win, No Fee Guarantee
CALL US: 888-527-4128

GET PAID FOR PAIN, LOST WAGES & DAMAGES

NO WIN, NO FEE GUARANTEE