What do I do After a Slip & Fall Accident?

Slip and fall accidents: are no laughing matter. There is a reason you fell, and it may not have been your fault. Many fall related accidents are due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, which would make them liable for your injuries. You cannot afford to write off your accident as clumsiness—odds are it wasn’t.

Brett Sachs
January 08, 2018

Slip and fall accidents can lead to incredibly expensive medical bills, and you will have to be out of work. How will you stay financially solvent? You need an California area lawyer who will work diligently to sort out the facts regarding your case. Call Sachs Burns to speak with one of our qualified personal injury lawyers specializing in slip and fall accidents. Sachs Burns works on a contingency basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless you do. We will work tirelessly for you until you get the compensation and justice you deserve and are legally entitled to.

When you slip and fall in California, it seems as if it happens instantaneously. As soon as you recover from hitting the ground your mind is flooded with questions, which could include:

  • What happened?
  • How did I slip?
  • Why did I fall?
  • Did I break anything?
  • How do I get the help that I need?

Maybe you were knocked out cold from a fall in California. When you fell did you hit your head against something or did your head strike the ground? Maybe you regained consciousness in a California hospital and cannot remember anything about your accident—much less how you ended up in the hospital. Regardless of your unique circumstances, you need professional legal help. You definitely need both medical attention and legal representation. A lot of slip and fall victims immediately recognize the cause of their accident. Whether it’s an un-shoveled parking lot, a patch of black ice, or a liquid spill at a shopping establishment. But irrespective of what caused your accident, you should always talk to a knowledgeable lawyer.

You should focus on recovering from your accident and let the attorneys at Sachs Burns handle the legal issues. They are experienced in collecting the facts about accidents such as yours and analyzing whether you might be eligible for compensation for your accident injuries. They will find accurate answers to your questions, including:

  • Where did you fall?
  • What were you doing when you fell?
  • What caused your feet to slip out from under you?
  • What injuries do you have from falling?
  • Are you injuries going to cost a significant of money to treat?
  • Are you going to be able to work?
  • How are you going to take care of myself while you recover?
  • Was the condition you fell on unreasonably and illegally dangerous?
  • Was the condition you fell on unreasonably slippery?
  • Did the property owner or proprietor have previous knowledge about the condition and failed to clean it up in a sensible manner or within a reasonable amount of time?

Sachs Burns’ legal staff is tenacious and ready for action because it is likely that your slip and fall accident was not your fault. Due to the neglectful oversight of someone else, you are now injured and experiencing pain. Depending on the factors revealed in your unique case, you could be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages for any work you missed due to the accident
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering and emotional distress
  • Legal expenses

Sachs Burns’ personal injury lawyers represent slip and fall accident victims who are wrongfully suffering from fall-related injuries in the entire State of California. If you are suffering after an accidental slip or fall in the State of California, call our office for a complimentary case evaluation with one of our experienced attorneys.


The Danger of a Slip and Fall Accident

It could happen to all of us. You are walking along a path, and suddenly, you fall. Whether the fall is caused by ice, snow, rain, or a mix of the three, you will probably notice an abrupt jolt of pain as you hit the ground. The issue comes with the (most common) reaction people make next. Most of us will just look around, take a quick evaluation of our body, and carry on with our day—all the while never comprehending that we may have done severe damage to our bodies. Strikes to the head, especially in the elderly, are one of the leading causes of hematoma, which is when blood pools into the outermost layer covering your brain. In other words, slip and fall accidents can have catastrophic consequences. Additionally, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 8,000 children are treated each day in the emergency rooms of the United States for fall-related injuries. As reported by many health experts, a fall is the most common cause of a traumatic brain injury. According to reports, medical expenses related directly to fall-related injuries cost the citizens of the United States approximately $19 billion dollars each year, and that number has only increased. Here at Sachs Burns, we will work to get you the compensation you deserve.


What to Do

It is important to know what part of your body hit the ground. This information could be critical should you need to see a medical professional in the future. Medical experts also warn that assisting someone who has fallen stand up too quickly could make matters worse for that individual. Furthermore, the most important step you will take after a fall is to consult a qualified doctor. You could have damaged your brain without even having signs or symptoms. Therefore, it is always best to seek medical advice from a trained professional. After you have gotten the appropriate medical care, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Sachs Burns’ lawyers have years of experience and are ready and willing to help you.


Know Your Rights

Property owners in the State of California have an obligation for keeping their land clear of wet leaves or other accumulation that might cause someone to fall. Store owners are accountable for posting warning signs if a hazard, like a wet floor, is present. If an owner fails to comply with this and someone is injured as a result, the owner is liable and the person is entitled to compensation. Compensation is usually not easy to get out of an insurance company; they care about their bottom line and protecting it, not you. However, that is where Sachs Burns comes in. Our experienced legal team of empathetic and skilled attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure you get the compensation you are legally entitled to. Contact Sachs Burns today for your free evaluation. We are here to help.

About The Author

"It's Not Business, Its Personal." Brett is Co-Founder and Principal of Sachs Burns, APC, a California law firm narrowly focused on representing plaintiffs in personal injury claims. Brett spent his first years in practice working for a highly reputable personal injury firm before transferring to ...

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