San Diego Trip and/or Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

We live in a world where accidents happen including trip and/or slip and falls. Unfortunately, most—if not all—trip and/or slip and fall accidents can be prevented. These accidents often take place due to someone else’s negligence.

If you or someone you know has recently been involved in a trip and/or slip and fall accident that resulted in an injury, you may want to consider reaching out to a trip and/or slip and fall accident attorney. While the legal process may be the least of your worries now, securing compensation for damages can assist with medical bills, pain and suffering, and missed wages.

If you are in the San Diego, Chula Vista, or surrounding areas, contact The Law Offices of Donald D. Hiney, APC today. Our dedicated and professional team can help you move on with your life.

Learning about Trip and/or Slip and Fall Accidents

A trip and/or slip and fall accident is, for the most part, precisely what you think it is: someone (generally a property owner, manager, or custodian) is negligent in maintaining or repairing the property. As a result, a fall of some sort takes place, resulting in an injury. There are laws in place that require property owners and managers to maintain the property, including sidewalks and walkways. In doing so, the risk is lowered that an accident will occur.

A trip and/or slip and fall accident can happen at just about any location, including:

Hotels/Motels

Streets

Side Walks

Crosswalks

Restaurants

Work (on-the-job sites)

Staircases

Grocery Stores

Department Stores

Homes/Apartments

Simply put, a trip and/or slip and fall accident can unfold just about anywhere a property or area has not been properly maintained. However, it is common for these accidents to occur because of one or more of the following conditions:

Slippery or Wet Floors

Ice/Snow

Uneven Pavement

Cracks in Flooring

Changes in Flooring Surface

Unsafe Stairs

Potholes

Debris

Remember, many trip and/or slip and fall accidents that take place can—and could have—been prevented. As stated above, there are laws in place regarding these types of accidents; properties are supposed to be well maintained and safe. Therefore, it is highly likely that you are not responsible for the accident and subsequent damages.

While the last thing on your mind right now is the legal process, it is important to understand that time is of the essence. Particularly, there is a statute of limitations connected to trip and/or slip and fall accidents, meaning you only have a window of opportunity to act. Though compensation cannot undo the pain, suffering, and inconvenience you’ve had to experience, a settlement can assist with medical bills and lost wages.

Contact a Trip and/or Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Today

A trip and/or slip and fall accident case can be expensive, time-consuming, and expensive—let the professionals help you. Contact the team at Donald D. Hiney, APC today to get the process started. We know how difficult this time can be for you and your family; we are here to help make it easier. After all, you’ve been through more than enough, and now you should focus on healing.