Riverside Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

Slip and fall accidents are no laughing matter for victims. They can cause serious, catastrophic, or even fatal injuries. If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Call Hanson & Mouri in Riverside as soon as possible for a free consultation. You may have a premises liability claim for compensation.

Why Choose Hanson & Mouri?

  • We have been representing clients in matters of personal injury law for more than 20 years.
  • Our dedicated personal injury, elder abuse, and auto accident lawyers are committed to giving every client the focus and undivided attention he or she deserves.
  • We handle our cases on a contingency fee basis to give injured people access to the legal system and justice. There are no upfront costs and you pay us no fees until we recover compensation for you.

Slip and Fall Accident Facts

As reported by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI):

  • Falls account for more than eight million emergency room visits a year, of which slip and falls make up 12%.
  • Fractures occur in 5% of people who suffer a fall.
  • Slip and fall accidents are the primary cause of lost days from work in the U.S.
  • Slip and falls are the leading cause of occupational injury among people age 55 and older and the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims.
  • Floors and flooring material contribute directly to more than 2 million falls per year.
  • 50% of accidental deaths in the home are caused by falls, most of which happen at ground level.
  • Falls on the same level account for 60% of compensable fall cases.

Common Injuries in Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accident injuries lead to more than a million emergency room visits every year in the U.S. This type of accident can cause serious injuries requiring extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. Victims can become disabled or even die from slip and fall accident injuries, particularly older adults. Common injuries in slip and fall accidents include:

  • Head injuries and traumatic brain injury
  • Hip fractures
  • Back and spinal injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Sprains and strains

What Must You Prove To Win a Slip and Fall Accident Case?

To win a slip and fall accident case and recover damages, you must prove the following four elements of your claim:

  • The defendant owned, leased, occupied, or controlled the property.
  • The defendant was negligent in the maintenance or use of the property.
  • You were harmed by slipping and falling on the property.
  • The defendant’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing the harm you suffered.

How Do You Prove That the Property Owner Was Negligent?

To prove that the property owner was negligent, you must show that:

  • A condition on the property created unreasonable risk of harm.
  • The defendant knew or should have known through the exercise of reasonable care about the hazardous condition on the property.
  • The defendant failed to repair the condition, protect against harm from the hazard, or give adequate warning of the hazard.

Why You Need a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer

Slip and fall accidents occur when a person trips or slips and falls and is injured while on someone elseʼs property. There is no precise way to determine who is at fault when a slip and fall injury occurs. If you or a family member believe you have suffered a slip and fall injury as the result of someone elseʼs negligence or irresponsible behavior you need an Inland Empire slip and fall accident lawyer on your side to answer all your questions and represent your legal rights. Our Inland Empire Law Offices specialize in slip and fall accidents occurring at a place of business, in public, or even someone elseʼs home.

Types of Slip and Fall Accident Cases We Handle

A Riverside slip and fall lawyer can represent cases involving injuries suffered as the result of:

  • Torn carpeting
  • Changes in flooring
  • Poor lighting
  • Narrow stairs
  • Wet floors
  • Broken or cracked public sidewalks
  • Broken stairs or escalators
  • Public hazards such as potholes
  • Any other condition created by a property owner that led to your injury

Financial Impact of Slip and Fall Accident Injuries

The resulting injury from your slip and fall accident can have a severe impact on the financial capabilities of your entire family. Economic hardship can result from loss of wages and earning capacity as you may not be able to return to work. In addition, medical expenses can create a costly financial burden. The experience of our slip and fall lawyer can help get your family the money they need to pay bills, avoid the foreclosure of your home and damage to your credit. Our slip and fall accident attorneys serve Riverside and San Bernardino with 10 years of experience and will provide you with passionate, quality legal representation. Let our Law Offices put this experience to work for you and your family. Our experienced Inland Empire slip and fall accident attorney can work to get you and your family monetary compensation to help pay your bills and ease your pain and suffering.

Get In Touch with Our Firm

Contact our law firm now, there is no charge for your consultation, and we will listen to your case. We will keep you informed of significant developments and provide legal services promptly and professionally. You and your loved ones deserve to have your rights protected by a professional. Hanson & Mouri Riverside personal injury attorneys can work to make your family whole again.

Our law office serves Riverside, Corona, Norco, Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Banning, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, & Calimesa.

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