Personal Injury / Civil Litigation

Slip and Fall

Slip and fall accidents are among the most frequent types of accidents in the United States and often cause serious injuries and death. Slip and fall accidents are often a result of dangerous conditions on another person’s property.

There are many causes of slip and fall accidents, but over two-thirds of them are because of dangerous conditions on premises, a result of improper maintenance, poor design, or slippery surfaces. The potential for slip and fall accidents is everywhere, including homes, sidewalks, public buildings, malls, grocery stores, schools, hospitals, and anywhere that floors or walkways can become slippery, wet, and dangerous.

Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents can be extremely traumatic experiences for people of any age, and they are especially dangerous for older people who are more prone to life-threatening hip fractures. Serious falls can cause long-term injuries that require a lot of medical care and impair your quality of life. If you’ve been a slip and fall and are injured, you can get help seeking compensation from the Law Office of Garry Barbadillo.

Holding the Appropriate Party Responsible

When you contact Law Office of Garry Barbadillo, we will be able to document the cause of your accident and the liable parties by interviewing witnesses, photographing the scene, examining maintenance records and surveillance tapes, and identifying owners, operators, and vendors who could have some responsibility for the property’s safety.

In some cases it is difficult to know immediately who is responsible. For instance, if the property is being leased, the responsible party might not be the owner, but the lessee. Or, if the owner or the lessee has a maintenance contract with a third party, that party might also be responsible. Not only are there legal limitations on the amount of time you have to file suit, there is always a danger of important evidence “disappearing.” Therefore it is important that you contact us as soon after the accident as you can so we can initiate an immediate investigation.

Damages in a Slip and Fall Accident

If you have been involved in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident that was a direct result of negligence by a manager, property owner, operator, or other responsible party then you have the right to be justly compensated for a variety of damages including: medical bills (for past, present, and future bills), both physical and mental pain and suffering, lost wages, and any reduction in your earning capacity.

Attorney Garry Barbadillo has dealt successfully with a variety of slip and fall cases that have resulted in significant settlements for our clients. Let us take care of you. Our law practice is client centered, focusing on personal service and attention to every case, and you’ll be involved in the decision-making process when we get a settlement offer or if we have to decide whether or not to go to trial.

Contact us online or call (408) 772-5469 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.


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