More than 800,000 people are hospitalized every year in the United States because of a fall injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We’ve been helping slip and fall accident victims obtain financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more since 1990, so we know the ins and outs of slip and fall cases and how to force insurance companies to offer fair payouts for our clients’ injuries.
Our services are free unless we obtain a recovery for you. We only charge a fee if we obtain a recovery and that fee is merely a small percentage of your recovery.
Call us now at (415) 526-8949 if you were injured in a slip and fall accident in San Francisco, since we may be able obtain a financial recovery for you. You can also fill out the “Do I Have A Case” form on the right, email us at email@example.com or tell one of our live chat representatives about your slip and fall accident.
Do I Need A Slip And Fall Accident Lawyer?
You need a slip and fall accident lawyer if you want to receive a fair payout for your injuries. You need two things to acquire a fair settlement for your slip and fall injuries: the respect of the insurance company involved and the ability to prove that your injury resulted from a dangerous condition which was created by someone else’s negligence.
No Respect Means No Fair Payout
Insurance companies will not respect you if you aren’t represented by an experienced slip and fall law firm like Nadrich & Cohen. They will offer you very little money and they will dare you to take them to court, knowing you can’t beat their lawyers without a lawyer of your own.
Worse yet, insurance adjusters are masters at tricking you into admitting your own fault for a slip and fall accident, even if it wasn’t actually your fault, so talking with them at all is very dangerous. You should let experienced slip and fall attorneys talk to the insurance companies for you while you focus on getting better from your injuries.
Insurance companies fear and respect us because of our decades of experience, our extensive network of the best experts in the Bay Area and our long, consistent track record of successfully proving that slip and fall accidents are the result of someone else’s negligence. Almost all of our cases settle out of court for a fair and just payout because of this fear and respect.
Negligence is the key in slip and fall cases. Slip and fall cases are premises liability cases.
CACI No. 1000 instructs California civil juries that the following needs to be proven in order to successfully establish a premises liability injury claim:
- The defendant controlled, occupied, leased or owned the property the plaintiff was injured on
- The defendant was negligent in maintaining or using the property
- The plaintiff was injured
- The negligence of the defendant was a substantial factor in injuring the plaintiff
Civil juries in California are instructed that the definition of negligence when relating to premises liability cases is the failure to be reasonably careful in keeping one’s property safe. It states that Californians must be reasonably careful in discovering and fixing, preventing access to or warning about unsafe conditions which could injure people. The instructions tell jurors to consider many factors when considering if negligence occurred, including property location, how likely it is for someone to come onto the property like the plaintiff did, how likely injury is as well as how serious that harm will probably be, whether the defendant knew or should have known about the dangerous condition, how hard it is to protect against injury risk and how much control the defendant had over the dangerous condition.
CACI No. 1003 instructs California juries on the finer points of unsafe conditions. It states defendants are negligent when an unsafe condition exists on their property, they know or should know about the condition and they don’t fix, warn about or prevent access to the condition.
We’ve been proving that slip and fall accidents are the result of negligence for decades and between our experience and that of our network of slip and fall accident experts in the Bay Area, the insurance companies know it’s a waste of time and legal fees to take us to court. That’s why we’ve been consistently obtaining policy limits recoveries in slip and fall accident cases for 30 years.
What Do I Do After A Slip And Fall Accident?
You should do the following after a slip and fall accident:
- Seek medical assistance: Receive medical treatment immediately if necessary, and as soon as possible if not immediately necessary.
- Report it: Report the slip and fall to a property owner, landlord or manager, get the accident details in writing and ask for a copy of it from the owner, landlord or manager.
- Contact witnesses, take photos: Get names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of all witnesses. Take pictures of the accident site from many angles. Keep your shoes and clothes you wore the day of the accident, as they may be important evidence.
- Don’t give statements: You may accidentally incriminate yourself if you do.
- Contact experienced slip and fall attorneys: You’ll need experienced lawyers like the lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen on your side if you want a fair payout for your injuries.
San Francisco Slip And Fall Lawsuits
Our seasoned attorneys can obtain you the largest possible settlement for your slip and fall accident while getting you to the absolute finest doctors in the Bay Area for treatment for your injuries. These doctors have agreed not to charge our clients until their cases are over, so you can receive only the best treatment regardless of your income level!
Call us now at (415) 526-8949 for a free consultation if you were injured in a slip and fall accident in San Francisco. We may be able to obtain financial compensation for you.