ORANGE COUNTY SLIP & FALL ACCIDENTS LAWYER

slip and fall accidentSlip and fall injuries always come as a shock. One moment, you are walking along normally. The next moment, you are splayed on the ground, in pain and possibly bleeding. You may face steep medical bills and lost income when serious injury results.

Property owners are liable for many slips and fall because they allow hazards to persist on their premises. However, when you suffer injury because of another’s negligence, Nordean Law’s Orange County personal injury lawyers take the responsible parties to court and win.

What Are Slip and Fall Injuries?

Slip and fall injuries occur when a person falls and suffers trauma, including shattered kneecaps, concussions, and broken hips. They consist of literal slips and falls, such as slipping on a wet floor, and falls from higher places, such as tumbling down a staircase due to a collapsing handrail.

In many cases, courts find a property owner liable for these accidents. As a result, homeowners, business owners, commercial landlords, and others can all be in a lawsuit if someone falls and hurts themselves on their property. In addition, municipalities also face litigation if, for example, they leave a sidewalk in a dangerous condition.

Damages include economic losses, such as hospital bills and lost wages, and general damages, such as pain and suffering. In addition, California’s personal injury law governs these types of lawsuits and bases awards on pure comparative negligence.

"We never lose sight of the pain and suffering of your recovery, not to mention emotional trauma that lasts for years."

Why Choose Nordean Law For Your Slip & Fall Accident Claim In Orange County?

We understand that premises owners have legal obligations in terms of safety. We use the experience to build ironclad cases and negotiate settlements with excellent terms. Reasons why you should choose Nordean Law to handle your personal injury claim:

  • Our legal team has the experience and legal knowledge necessary to handle the most complicated personal injury claim.
  • We use our extensive resources to investigate the cause of your injury to identify each party liable for your damage.
  • Our lawyers work with medical experts, accident reconstructionists, and other expert witnesses to gather evidence proving fault and liability.
  • We provide legal advice, support, and guidance during each phase of your personal injury claim.
  • Our personal injury lawyer in Orange County is an aggressive trial lawyer and talented, skilled negotiator.

HEAR FROM OUR COMMUNITY OF SATISFIED CLIENTS

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The best lawyer in the area! He and his team will take great care of you. They are very good with taking questions and answering them without lying to you. I will use Sam and his firm for any cases I might encounter. Highly recommend!!
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Nordean Law is working in my injury case and can't thank them enough. Sam and his team have been reaching and keeping me informed with all pending matters. I appreciate that because with all that is currently going in right now, I need some stress off my shoulders. Thank you Nordean Law!!!
Diana S.
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Sam Nordean is a great lawyer. He handled my case with the utmost professionalism. After taking my case, Nordean was always very straightfoward about all proceedings. He never sugarcoated things and was very honest. As the client, I appreciated that Sam Nordean would advise me about the proceedings but that my opinions and voice was also heard. Sam Nordean fought for me as the victim in my case and I was very happy with the outcome. Sam Nordean is a great lawyer and I would recommend him for anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.
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If you are worried about your claim you should contact Nordean Law. Sam Nordean and his team are not only true professionals with integrity, but also sincerely care about their clients well being and state of mind throughout the process.
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My family and I were involved in an auto accident. I was referred to Sam Nordean through a good friend of mine who is a current client. That meant a lot to me. I called Sam immediately and he answered the phone. I thought, "Wow, an attorney who actually answers his phone". I explained to him what had happened and he and his Team immediately took over. They have already taken care of our property damage issue and are making sure we have the best medical treatment available. We still have a ways to go, but I know Sam is working hard for my family. And, when I call him he still picks up. Thank you Nordean Law
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Nordean Law, APC represented me and helped me through my insurance case when they refused to pay my bills. Sam was very patient, experienced, and well-knowledgeable such qualities are hard to find in one attorney. No matter how many times I called or asked questions he was always attentive and understanding. I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat! Thank you for winning my 2 cases!
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Sam and his team are amazing. My mom experienced a major fall and ended up getting seriously hurt. Sam and his team stood by her side every step of the way and took her under their wing making sure she got all the care that she needed. Communication is key to any relationship rather it be business or personal and Nordean law made sure their was no confusion and all points were made aware to both parties. Thank you sharmin, Alyssa, patty and Sam ! Your time and hard work is definitely appreciated!
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I was rear ended on the highway by a driver that was not paying attention. He didn’t even slow down. After the collision, I couldn’t even walk. Sam and his team helped me every step of the way. They made sure that I received the best treatment. I don’t know what I would’ve done without them. They fought the insurance company to make sure I received full value for my car. Sam was able to get all my bills covered and on top of that held the other driver and his insurance company accountable. I received the settlement that I deserve and helped me move with my life after an accident that changed my life.
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Do I Need a Lawyer for a Slip & Fall Accident Claim?

Most often, a severe slip and fall injury necessitates an attorney. For example, when a plaintiff brings a suit against a property owner, the defendant usually files a claim with their insurance company.

In the case of a homeowner, homeowners’ insurance covers the liability of this type. In addition, business owners and commercial landlords have insurance policies covering injuries occurring at their place of business, and municipalities carry comprehensive casualty policies.

The insurer for the defendant has staff lawyers and litigation teams. Their attorneys will construct a defense and try to either pay a low settlement or drag the case on in hopes of wearing down the plaintiff. Their settlement decisions tend to center around the amount of money involved rather than the strength of the plaintiff’s case.

Insurance companies are willing to spend more time and money on a large claim–even if their defense is weak–versus a smaller claim where their defense has more chance of success. Even if the evidence seems in your favor, insurance companies can save large amounts of money if they transfer a small part of the liability to the plaintiff.

California personal injury law requires courts to base awards on pure comparative negligence. Under this legal framework, each party to the accident is assigned a portion of the liability as circumstance dictates. Therefore, plaintiffs strive for the defendant(s) to be assigned 100% of the liability because the injured party receives 100% of court-approved damages. If defense attorneys can convince a judge or jury to assign part of the blame to the defendant, be it 10%, 20%, or more, they save the insurance company that percentage of the damages.

For instance, imagine an elderly plaintiff slipped and fell on a wet grocery store floor, breaking a hip. This plaintiff asked for $150,000 in economic damages and $200,000 for general damages for a total of $350,000. The defense may argue that the plaintiff shares some liability because a store employee warned of the wet floor, though no signs were posted.

If the court rejects the defense argument, the plaintiff receives the entire $350,000 in damages. On the other hand, if the court accepted the defense argument and assigned 20% of the liability to the plaintiff, the defendant would pay just 80% of the $350,000, or $280,000.

Tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake in many slip and fall injury cases. Your attorney will build a strong case based on the evidence and law, negotiate on your behalf, and bring the case to trial if necessary.

Common Types of Slip & Fall Accident Injuries

Injuries from a fall range from superficial to life-threatening. While one person may walk away from a slip and fall no worse for wear, another person may have the bad luck to strike their head, damage their back, break a hip, or suffer some other serious injury.

Regardless of the severity, property owners bear responsibility when they leave their premises in an unsafe condition. These are the slip-and-fall injuries that most often result in a lawsuit:

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when you receive a blow to the head. If you slip and fall, your body has defense mechanisms that protect the head by contorting the body to take the impact in less vital areas. 

However, this defense mechanism cannot prevent a head injury in all cases. For example, slipping and falling backward or down steps often makes it impossible for you to avoid head trauma.

Even moderate TBI requires extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation therapy. Depending on the injury, TBI victims may need speech and mobility care. Severe cases often require even more extensive treatment, and some effects may be irreversible.

Broken Bones

Unsurprisingly, broken bones are a common slip-and-fall injury. The wrists, elbows, legs, and hips are frequently broken in falls.

Tendon Injuries

Tendons are the strong tissue fibers that connect muscle to bone. A fall may cause tendons to stretch or tear. Traumatic tendon damage may require surgery. 

Even if surgery is unnecessary, tenon injuries cause substantial pain, and rehabilitative therapy may last for years. However, scar tissue and restricted range of motion often cause a loss of ability to participate in physical activities.

Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Back and spinal cord injuries present some of the trickiest problems for doctors. Unfortunately, success with surgery doesn’t happen in all cases, and back pain and postural problems may become permanent.

Shoulder Injuries

People naturally flail their arms in an attempt to catch a fall. While this action may prevent injuries in other areas, it often results in shoulder injuries, including dislocations and tendon strain. 

How Much Is My Slip & Fall Accident Case Worth?

Damages from a slip and fall range from a few medical bills to millions of dollars in economic and general damages. The worth of a case depends upon the severity of the injury, the impact on the victim’s life, and the court’s determination of the defendant’s liability.

Economic damages often include the following:

  • Ambulance fees
  • Emergency room treatment
  • Surgeries
  • Medications
  • Hospital bills
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Lost income
  • Lost benefits

General damages usually include the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Inconvenience

SLIP & FALL ACCIDENT LAWYER NEAR ORANGE COUNTY, CA

Hiring the right Slip & Fall Accident Attorney will make a huge positive difference in this unfortunate and difficult part of your life. You can spend countless hours at the Orange County Courthouse trying to piece together what you need to do next on your own. By not hiring an attorney, you are throwing countless hours out the window, you will also get on average 40% less when the settlement finally comes around, which will happen much faster with professional help.

It’s free to talk with us, please reach out if you have any questions or would like an estimate of what you could be owed. In California, you have up to two years to file a claim and sue for compensation. If you wish to take this court journey alone, Orange County Courthouse is located at 700 W Civic Center Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

If you want to take professional help, our Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer in Orange County will be more than happy to help you.
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Orange County SLip & Fall Accident FAQs

Being involved in a slip and fall accident is a stressful event. It is easy to become overwhelmed and confused about the next steps. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about accidents as a quick reference. 

Immediately after a slip and fall, seek medical treatment. Not only does this give you the best chance of a successful recovery, but it also establishes the basis for a legal claim. The next wise thing to do is call an experienced auto accident attorney and brief him about your accident so that he can get ready to fight your case. Check for any damage done to you or your motorcycle.

Slip and fall liability most often applies to the property owner, whether a homeowner, business owner, landlord, or municipality. These entities carry liability insurance, so their insurer pays most of the claim and defends the court case. In some situations, the plaintiff is assigned partial responsibility, and their award is reduced accordingly.  

California law requires plaintiffs to file a lawsuit within two years of the incident.

Most cases settle in 1-2 years; trial cases can take several additional years, but they are rare.

California law allows plaintiffs to collect economic damages, including medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. In rare cases, courts award punitive damages.

Nordean Law charges clients nothing unless they collect. Attorney’s fees and other costs are paid contingent on collecting damages and coming out of the settlement.

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