Slip and Fall Injuries
Top-Ranked Santa Rosa Slip and Fall Injury Attorney for California Clients
Serving the Injured throughout Sonoma County Including Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Ronhert Park, Windsor, Healdsburg, and Sonoma
Falls are dangerous accidents that can result in serious injuries. Whether you fell from a height, fell down a flight of stairs, or slipped or tripped on the ground, it is important that you seek medical treatment promptly. You should also speak with a Santa Rosa slip and fall injury attorney as soon as possible.
At Henderson Law, we fight for just compensation on behalf of individuals injured in falls throughout the Santa Rosa area. Our firm’s founder, Michael Henderson, is an experienced personal injury lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars for clients in slip, trip, and fall cases – including a $1.3 million award for a client who suffered leg and foot fractures in a work-related fall. We have the skill, reputation, and resources to take on the tough cases. While most of our cases settle, Michael is a proven litigator who does not hesitate to fight for his clients at trial.
“Michael [is] knowledgeable, thorough and most importantly honest and responsive. I never had to wait to hear from him. He kept me apprised of status at all times. He was straightforward, diligent, and steadfast in getting us a fair judgment. I am satisfied with the outcome of the case and would highly recommend Michael.”
Understanding Your Slip, Trip, or Fall Case
In California, property owners and tenants (such as business owners) owe certain duties to their patrons and guests. When they fail to meet these duties – for example, by failing to remedy a known danger on their premises – individuals who get injured are entitled to seek just compensation. There are special rules that apply in certain circumstances; but, if you were injured in a fall on someone else’s property, right now all you need to know is that it will be well worth your while to speak with a Santa Rosa slip and fall injury attorney about your legal rights.
Some of the most common types of scenarios in which fall victims will be entitled to financial compensation include:
- Falls caused by uneven and cracked pavement
- Falls caused by uneven and cracked sidewalks
- Falls in dangerous stairways and stairwells
- Falls in parking lots
- Falls in stores and on business premises
- Falls on construction sites (including scaffolding falls)
- Falls resulting from inadequate lighting
We handle slip, trip, and fall cases against retail and commercial businesses, entertainment venues, hospitals, nursing homes, government agencies, residential property owners, and other property owners and tenants in Northern California.
Why It’s Important to Address Your Slip and Fall Case Legally
We often meet with folks who have experienced a slip and fall – perhaps at work, somewhere on the street or at a business, or even at a friend’s house. Even though the slip and fall has caused pain and suffering, financial headaches, and a mountain of frustration, it never ceases to amaze us just how many people are hesitant to address a slip and fall case legally.
Sure, we get it – falls can be embarrassing, and perhaps you don’t want to have to recount every detail to an employer who you may fear will think you’re just lying. Or, maybe you don’t want to involve lawyers when a slip and fall happened on the property of someone you know.
But, in reality, it’s important to address your slip and fall case in a legal manner so that you can recoup the damages you’ve suffered solely because of your slip and fall. It isn’t fair that you and your family should have to shoulder that cost alone. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- About one in five slip and falls can lead to a serious injury, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or broken bones.
- Even back in 2015, falls cost Americans upward of $50 billion in hospital bills.
- Of the most expensive medical “conditions,” falls and their related injuries hit the top 20.
Even if you’re unsure of how exactly to pursue a slip and fall case, it’s worth your time to contact us simply because the pain, suffering, and the cost of dealing with a slip and fall on your own can be crippling. Reach out to our Santa Rosa slip and fall injury lawyer now so we can advise you of your options.
California Slip, Trip, and Fall FAQs
Q: What if I was partially responsible for my fall?
After any type of traumatic accident, it is easy to question whether you could have done something to avoid being injured. While it is natural to ask these types of questions, it is imperative that you not let them stand in the way of seeking legal representation. You will not know who was legally at fault until you hire a personal injury attorney to conduct an investigation. Even if you were partially at fault, under California law, you may still be entitled to financial compensation.
Q: How much is my fall case worth?
There are several factors that go into determining the amount of an accident victim’s financial recovery. While Santa Rosa slip and fall injury lawyer cannot estimate the value of your case until we get to know you personally, the types of losses you can seek to recover include:
- Medical bills (past and future)
- Special needs equipment
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of physical function
- Pain and emotional suffering
In most cases, fall victims’ future medical expenses and non-economic losses will make up the greatest portion of their financial recovery. As a result, it is critical that you discuss your case with an injury attorney before accepting any payment from the insurance companies.
Q: How do I choose a trustworthy attorney to handle my claim?
While there is no shortage of personal injury lawyers in Northern California, there are a number of considerations that should quickly whittle down your options. To learn more about how to choose the right lawyer for your case, we encourage you to read: How do you pick a good personal injury lawyer?
Injured in a Fall? Schedule a Free Consultation With Skilled Santa Rosa Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer
At Henderson Law, we offer free case evaluations, and we do not charge any legal fees unless we win your case. We want you to choose us because you trust us – not because you have paid a retainer. We want you to always feel confident that we are 100 percent on your side. Let us show you why clients have trusted us in times of crisis for more than 20 years. To speak with a Santa Rosa slip and fall lawyer Michael Henderson personally and in complete confidence, call our law offices at (707) 843-3743 or inquire online now.