Slip and fall accidents can take a myriad of forms but one thing is the same with all of these personal injury cases: there was a accident (a fall) that took place because of the negligent upkeep of a property. The reason for the fall could have been something temporary, like a spill on the floor or a grocery store; or something more permanent like a faulty hand rail. California premises liability law is designed to protect you and hold property owners responsible for those avoidable accidents and injuries that occur on their property. Whatever the nature of the injury you are now dealing with, Walch Law is here to help.
Slip and Fall Accidents
A preventable fall can cause a host of medical issues, including death and in most instances the property owner is held responsible under a legal theory of premises liability. Here's a look at some of the more common slip and fall personal injury accident scenarios:
- Floor condition: wet, overly waxed, uneven and other less than ideal floor conditions are greatly increasing the chances of a major fall
- Maintenance issues: Known or should have known, even the smallest maintenance issue can prove dangerous and even deadly.
- Outdoor: The outside of a property should make for easy ingress and egress into the property. A couple important considerations come up with regard to outdoor slip and fall, including whether that area is owned by the property owner (put differently, if they can be help responsible) and if it it was something out of their control.
- Inadequate lighting: It is easy to fall when you can't really see where you are going which is why so many slip and fall accidents are the result of poor lighting.
- Building code violations: Was the owner in violation of a building code-- known or unknown? When relevant, this is part of our investigation that helps to show the negligence on the part of the owner.
- Known dangers: Property owners have a legal duty to their guests and that includes guarding against those items that might be intriguing to visitors. The classic example of this is a swimming pool without a gate for children. While complicated, these cases can be successfully argued.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Did you know that a slip and fall accident leads to roughly 9 million emergency room visits in the U.S. every year? Every injury and recovery is unique when it comes to slip and falls which is one of the many reasons why working with Walch Law can be so beneficial-- we treat each case and client on an individual basis, working hard to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Here's a look at some of the more common injuries that come as a result of a slip and fall:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Hip fractures
- Shoulder injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
From the list above, traumatic brain injury is the most common major injury that comes from an avoidable slip and fall with falls being the cause of 40% of all traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. When you have been injured on another's property, you have legal rights you should assert. Medical bills, missed work, pain and suffering-- those are just a couple examples of areas of financial recovery you may qualify for.
At Walch Law, we would love to help you. Not only do we have over four decades of experience helping individuals and families in your very situation but we also have the success record you want on your side. We know the incredible financial strain that comes with any personal injury which is why we don't want to add to it and take all our slip and fall cases on a contingency fee basis. We are available 24/7 so do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Nine Reasons To Choose Us
When looking for a California wrongful death lawyer, you want a law firm that can get you the money you deserve. At Walch Law, we don't just meet our clients' expectations, we exceed them. We win over 95% of our cases and will work hard to get you the same great results we have gotten for so many of our happy clients. When it comes to handing a California wrongful death case, resolving your case as quickly as possible for as much money as possible is how we approach every case.
Founding partner Gary Walch started this law firm to help people in your very situation. With over forty years of experience, you can feel confident that when you hire Walch Law Firm, you are benefiting from his years of experience. Robert Walch has been with the firm since 2000 and has a track record of success, as does the rest of the highly qualified staff at Walch Law. A family firm with the resources of a big law firm means you get the best of both worlds.
There are lots of law firms that will happily take your business but very few will deliver results and handle your case the way that we do. We understand and respect how difficult this time is for you and our family. When you hire Walch Law Firm you are hiring a family firm that you can trust. We have a stellar reputation within the legal community and among our clients.
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For many individuals and families following a death it is not just an emotional time but a stressful financial time as well—hiring an attorney should help relieve this financial stress which is why you hire us on a contingency fee arrangement. Translation: you don't pay for any fees or costs associated with your case until you get paid. We have the financial resources of a large law firm but the accessible environment of a small firm meaning your case won't get lost in the shuffle.
Whenever you are ready, we are available to talk and this open and available communication model is something that our clients enjoy until their case is closed. We keep you informed and updated on your case every step of the way, always explain what's happening in plain English and ultimately deliver on our promise to get you paid.
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Winning over 95% of our cases means that you can feel very confident when you hire us to help with your case. Some of our recent victories include a $5,000,000+ settlement for a car accident, $1,250,000 settlement for a wrongful death pedestrian case and $2,500,000 for injuries related to a subway accident.
First and foremost, you are suffering a major traumatic loss and we understand that. We can help with counseling, medical professionals and other important resources during this time. Your focus should be on dealing with this loss, let us take care of all the legal details.
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There are small firms that might not be able to front the costs of your case and there are big law firms that will easily take your case but lack any type of personal touch (and you might have trouble hearing back from them when you want to) and then there's Walch Law Firm. We can handle any case and pride ourselves on our accessibility to clients. Father-son duo Gary & Robert Walch treat everyone like family and this personal touch is something that our clients as well as our employees constantly comment on and appreciate!
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