A minor slip and fall can cause serious injury and end up impacting your health and financial security. If you experience a slip and fall you should notify the property manager or security guard immediately so you can file an accident report. Take photographs of the area where you slipped and fell – there is no such thing as too much documentation when it comes to a slip and fall. Obtain all witnesses contact information as well as the names of any employees who may have assisted you. Keep the clothing and shoes you were wearing in a safe place. You need to seek medical attention even if you aren’t sure if your injury is serious; insurance companies want to minimize the amount of compensation you receive by proving that you were negligent or that you didn’t receive any injuries from your slip and fall. Because the insurance company will try to discredit your claim, you should first speak with the skilled and experienced attorneys at James R. Murphy, Jr., A Law Corporation.
Common locations for slip and falls are grocery stores, restaurants, parking lots, sidewalks, shopping malls and apartment complexes. Most slip and falls are caused by spills, poor lighting, dangerous and defective flooring or walkways, wet floors, and cracked or uneven sidewalks.
In California anyone who owns property has a legal obligation to keep it safe from hazards. If owners fail to properly maintain their property and someone is injured they may be liable for damages. To prove your case and maximize your recovery for the injuries you sustained you will need a team of skilled and aggressive, premises liability attorneys. The team at James R. Murphy, Jr., A Law Corporation has the skill and experience to guide you step by step through the litigation process.
Ken vs. Gas Station
Ken worked delivering gas for a trucking company. He suffered a rotator cuff injury while on the property of a gas station that impaired his ability to work.
This case was complicated because the general public know nothing about how gas is delivered. The defense claimed they knew their property and it was our clients fault he fell.
We worked with our engineering experts to create an animation that would rebuild every piece of the machinery and explain the mechanism that failed and caused the accident.
Our attention to detail and ability to educate the jury as well as the judge led to a verdict of over 5 million dollars for the injury.