Trip and Fall Injury
Trip and falls may cause severe injuries. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, slips, trips, and falls, are among the top 5 causes of unintentional workplace fatalities in 20131. If you tripped on someone else’s property or even on public property you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries.
Causes of Trip and Fall Injuries
Trip and falls usually occur due to uneven surfaces or obstacles on the floor. Property owners, including the local, state, and federal government, are required to maintain their properties in a safe condition. If a property owner should be aware of an unsafe condition on the property, they may be liable if you tripped and fell due to the unsafe condition.
Statute of Limitations
Generally, the statute of limitations for personal injuries is two years from the date of the injury. California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1 allows two year for the commencement of an action for assault, battery, or injury to, or for the death of, an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another2.
However, if the trip and fall occurs on property belonging to a public entity, including local, state, or federal governments, California Government Code Section 945.6 requires the injured person to file a claim against the public entity within six months3.
Experienced Trip and Fall Attorneys
If you were involved in a trip and fall accident, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Depending on where the accident occurred, you may have as little as six months to file a claim. Our attorneys will assess your claim and determine who is liable for your injuries so your claim can be filed in a timely manner against the right party.
We will help you receive proper medical treatment for your injuries. Furthermore, we will help recover compensation for your medical expenses, future medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. Call Koohanim Law Firm for a case assessment.