Experienced City of Calexico Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
Helping accident victims recover compensation for more than 30 years.
As the name implies, a slip and fall accident occurs when a person suffers an injury as a result of a slip, trip, or fall. There are many dangerous conditions that can lead to this type of accident, including a wet floor, insufficient lighting, a cluttered walkway, or a recently waxed floor.
According to the National Safety Council fall accidents account for nearly nine million hospital visits every year. When an accident happens while on another’s property, the property owner may be held accountable for the injuries that transpire as a result of the accident.
After a Negligent Accident, Seek Reparations With the Support of Proficient Legal Counsel
If you were injured in an accident while on another’s property, it can sometimes be difficult to establish responsibility. The two factors that can help establish liability are:
- The accident was caused by a hazardous condition; and
- The property owner knew about the potential for injury when failing to repair the condition.
If your accident meets these two factors, the possibility to obtain compensation can be possible. Seek the legal support of a skilled personal injury attorney who can help you build a strong case against the responsible party.
For over 30 years in the insurance claims industry, Attorney Domingo Castillo has served as an insurance claims adjuster and senior claims examiner that has handled thousands of cases for insurance carriers such as Cigna, Allstate and more. The attorneys at Castillo & Associates have a professional portfolio that includes triumphantly bringing justice to more than 10,000 clients in Calexico, CA including Imperial Valley, El Centro, Brawley, Calipatria and all neighboring communities. To obtain a free case evaluation, consider contacting the firm today.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
A slip and fall accident can cause injuries that can range from relatively minor injuries to catastrophic injuries. When these accidents occur, they usually occur suddenly and rapidly, offering the victim no time to shield him or herself. In an instant, slip and fall accidents can change the trajectory of a person’s life. In many cases, these accidents result in prolonged physical pain and economic hardship.
The following are common injuries that can transpire as a result of a slip and fall accident:
A slip and fall accident will usually result in broken bones, especially among older adults. Depending on the severity of the injury, surgery may be required. Additionally, when a bone is fractured or broken, the soft tissue surrounding the injury can be damaged as well. Unfortunately, broken bones tend to lead to chronic pain and swelling.
Spinal Cord Injuries
One of the most serious injuries a person can sustain in a slip and fall is a spinal cord injury. A spinal cord injury can lead to lifelong medical treatment, including paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia.
A serious spinal cord injury is most likely to occur on those who have suffered a fall from height. According to the National Safety Council, construction workers are at most risk for dangerous falls.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Even the slightest fall can result in serious head trauma. Regrettably, many victims fail to recognize when their head injury will require immediate medical attention.This is because some serious head injuries can take several days to develop.
When it comes to traumatic brain injury, some of the most devastating consequences can involve:
- Memory loss,
- Loss of senses,
- Prolonged unconsciousness,
- Coma or vagatative state, and
Following a Slip and Fall Accident, Restitution May Be Available
Slip and fall accidents that have been caused because of another’s negligence demand reparations. Depending on the facts of the case, however, establishing liability may be a challenge. If you are considering filing a slip and fall claim, contact the support of an experienced attorney who can guide you through the legal process. A proficient attorney will conduct the discovery process, file a claim on your behalf, and fight for your right to a maximum complication. Slip and fall accidents are subject to strict time limitations; hire an attorney you can depend on as soon as possible.
The exceptionally skilled litigators at Castillo & Associates are experienced in the field of slip and fall accidents. With more than 30 years of experience, the firm has helped thousands of accident victims recover the reparations they needed to make a healthy recovery. When an accident is caused by another’s negligence, the ability to recover reparations can be made possible with the support of a skilled attorney. Consider contacting the attorneys at Castillo & Associates to schedule a free consultation today.