Falls

Top-Ranked Santa Rosa, CA Trial Lawyer for Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries

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 an injury lawyer as soon as possible.

At Henderson Law, we fight for just compensation on behalf of individuals injured in falls throughout the Santa Rosa, CA 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 slip and fall inury lawyer 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.

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 we 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
  • Disfigurement
  • 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?

Schedule a Free Consultation at Henderson Law

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 slip and fall attorney Michael Henderson personally and in complete confidence, call our Santa Rosa, CA law offices at (707) 843-3743 or inquire online now.