If you have recently sustained injury due to a slip and fall accident on another person’s property, then you can pursue legal action against the business or property owner. A business that is open to the public is responsible for providing a safe environment for customers of all ages. Visitors should expect to be able to walk from their cars into the business place without the event of falling and sustaining injuries. When an employee enters the work area, he should be able to complete his job without being injured due to a wet floor or similar situation. Just as an apartment renter should be able to leave their complex without falling due to dangerous flooring.
Types of Slip-and-Fall Accidents
Personal injury attorneys in San Diego represent victims of slip-and-fall accidents every day. The categories of common slip-and-fall accidents include cracked sidewalks, poorly lit parking lots, icy walkways, dark stairwells, malfunctioning escalators, wet floors, cluttered aisles in stores, unsafe playgrounds, poorly maintained bleaches at sporting events, damaged flooring, walkway debris, and potholes.
California Liability Law
California law states that business and property owners may be held liable for any injuries caused by inadequate maintenance of the property, improper lighting, or unsafe conditions that could lead to a slip-and-fall incident. If the accident is caused by negligence of the property owner, the victim that sustained injuries has the right to legal compensation for any financial hardships resulted from the incident.
If You’ve Been Injured
If you have been injured in the workplace by falling from poorly maintained flooring or if you have sustained injuries at a park or nursing home, a personal injury attorney specializing in slip-and-fall incidents can fight on your behalf to obtain legal relief for any hardships faced due to the incident. Gather medical documents, photographs and any evidence you have to allow your attorney to review the case and determine whether pursuing legal action will be successful. Remember never to attempt to negotiate with insurance companies by yourself or admit fault.
San Diego slip and fall lawyer Yasmine Djawadian relentlessly fights to ensure justice is served for the slip-and-fall victims and their loved ones. She specializes in all fields of personal injury including wrongful death, slip-and-fall, truck accidents and other personal injuries and is passionately seeking adequate legal relief for her clients. Don’t wait, call her today for a free legal consultation.
After a car accident happens, there will be many changes in your life. Some of these changes will be hard to adjust to while others will just be inconvenienced. You will have to face medical issues and costs due to your injuries, you will have to deal with financial losses due to your missed time at work as well as missed time in the future. You will have to arrange for new transportation, and you will have to deal with insurance adjustors who do not have your best interest in mind.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Newport Beach, it will be in your best interest to speak to a Newport Beach personal injury attorney. Your attorney can alleviate many of these issues.
What Can An Attorney Do To Help You After An Accident?
Your attorney will help you with the most difficult part of your accident: dealing with the insurance company. Many of these other issues, such as medical costs, lost wages, and other financial losses will disappear when this aspect is handled by your attorney. Your attorney will:
• Be the liaison between you and the insurance company. Any issues that you or they have will be handled by the law and the terms of the insurance policy. This is critical because insurance companies often “forget” the terms of their policies.
• Make sure that you are getting the medical treatment you need. Too often, insurance companies deny therapies or treatments necessary for you to recover from your injuries because they are expensive.
• Make sure that you are offered a complete settlement based on your current and future losses. The insurance company sees their bottom line; your attorney sees how your future is impacted. They will be very aggressive to ensure that all losses are covered in the settlement.
In addition to these three vital issues that a dedicated car accident attorney in Irvine will handle, they will also manage all of the legal paperwork surrounding your case and claim. This will significantly reduce the amount of worry and hassle you have, allowing you to devote your time to making a full recovery from your accident.
Two cars were involved in a fatal accident in San Bernardino Sunday morning around 10:50 a.m. Upon arriving on the scene, San Bernardino Police reported a 1997 Toyota Corolla that had collided with a 2004 Chevrolet Impala.
The Corolla was occupied by a family of four, two children in the back seat with mother and father in the front of the car. The father who was driving was identified as 29-year-old Victor Hernandez. He and his two children were transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor injuries they received in the crash. Authorities stated that the three will make a speedy recovery.
Hernandez’s wife, 30-year-old Araceli Urbano, unfortunately, sustained severe injuries and was pronounced dead at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Police stated that the driver of the Impala bolted from the scene of the accident but was quickly apprehended by officers with the help of witnesses. San Bernardino Police believes that the driver of the Impala, 30-year-old Melvin Jones was high at the time of the accident. He was charged with DUI, hit-and-run, and suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
He was then arrested and jailed at Rancho Cucamonga’s West Valley Detention Center. If you or a loved one have been affected by a car accident, contact a car accident attorney in San Bernardino immediately.
A man dead and four others left injured after a minivan and a big rig accident in Downey.
The minivan slammed into the big rig killing the 18-year-old passenger of the minivan.
The crash occurred around 11 p.m. Friday at Lakewood Boulevard, north of Florence Avenue.
A Downey resident, a 20-year-old male, was driving southbound on Lakewood Boulevard in a 1997 Chevrolet Astro van before veering into the back of the big rig, which was sitting in the lift turn lane, the Downey Police Department explained.
The minivan ended up wedged under the rig, a tow truck was required to lift the semi off of the minivan, police added.
The 18-year-old man who was killed was a passenger in the minivan and was identified as Isaac Antonio Marroquin.
The other four passengers including the driver of the minivan were taken to local hospitals to address their non-life-threatening injuries.
The 52-year-old driver of the semi was not injured.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident contact an experienced Downey personal injury attorney from Guldjian Law APC for a free first-time legal consultation regarding your accident, to decide whether you may be entitled to legal compensation and whether it is viable to pursue legal action.
The very first thing you should do if you’re hurt on the job is to report the incident immediately. Don’t hesitate and contact a personal injury attorney right away because you need a strong legal team on your side. In Orange County, you run the risk of losing significant benefits the moment you retain an attorney. But without one you’re at the mercy of the company, their doctors and what they decide to award you–if anything.
Another good reason to secure an attorney is to make certain you and your rights are adequately protected. A team of attorneys will be able to file your claim promptly and of course properly. Without proper legal representation, you may be sacrificing your lifetime medical benefits. This is a serious issue to contemplate and all the more reason you need to seek the right help.
What you Need to Know
In California, you are covered up to $10,000 automatically after a work-related illness or injury without any investigation as to who was at fault. This is not good for the injured worker. This means, that if you allow this to happen–you will be barred from suing your employer. Your medical bills may well exceed $10,000.
If you are an independent contractor, the client you work for is not required to pay for or provide workers’ comp insurance. But if you are an employee and live out of state but appear in California to work for a company part-time, you are entitled to workers’ comp. If you are the only employee of a company, you are also entitled to workers’ comp.
You are entitled to 2 thirds of your weekly pay for either 104 weeks or until you can return to work. You can receive partial or total disability payments if you can not perform duties until your injury has healed. These are unique circumstances to everyone. With the help of our Orange County personal injury attorney, we can help lift the burden from an injured by providing skilled and experienced legal assistance.
Wednesday night around 10:00 p.m., police and paramedics responded to an accident that took place at Highland Land and Macy Street in San Bernardino. Police stated that a teenager was racing another vehicle in his 1992 Mitsubishi GT 3000 when he collided head-on with a 2011 Toyota Corolla. The Corolla was carrying three occupants when the crash occurred.
The teenage driver of the Mitsubishi was identified as 19-year-old Mark Jimenez of San Bernardino, he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The three people occupying the Toyota Corolla were taken to a local medical center where they were rushed into emergency surgery due to critical internal injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the Corolla is reported to be in critical condition; he was identified as 23-year-old Francisca Vargas of San Bernardino.
Police are still searching for the other driver who was racing with Mark. If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident, it’s important to understand how to handle the situation. Contact our San Bernardino car accident attorney today.
Richmond Police has charged a 37-year-old motorcyclist with driving outside of restrictions, DUI and aggravated involuntary manslaughter after his passenger was killed in a collision Saturday evening. The accident took place near the 1300 block of E. Main Street around 5:00 p.m. According to the authorities, the motorcyclist was traveling on East Main Street with a female passenger when he smashed into the back of another vehicle.
The 33-year-old female passenger sustained severe injuries after being thrown from the motorcycle and was transported to VCU Medical Center. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries later that night. Police were able to identify her 33-year-old Richmond resident Sarah Weeda.
The 37-year-old motorcyclist was identified as Joe Durham Jr, of Richmond, also received injuries from the accident and is in recovery. It’s very unfortunate that Sarah was killed in this motorcycle. If you or someone you know has been charged with DUI in Richmond contact our Richmond DUI attorney today for a free legal consultation.
Two teenagers and an 18-year-old male were killed Tuesday night, another teenager suffered critical injuries, this occurred after a high-speed crash that was an alleged street race on Santa Clara Street according to San Jose Police Department.
San Jose residents Oscar Avila Toledo, 18, and Jayleen Ciriaco, 15, along with Anthony Ramos, 15, of Gilroy, were all killed during the race. An additional 15-year-old boy is in critical condition in ICU.
Family members came together along the road near the crash and lit candles to remember the teenagers.
Police were responding to two cars speeding westbound on Santa Clara Street at around 11 p.m., Sgt. Domingo Sanchez stated. A gold Honda Accord, one of the vehicles involved in the race, lost control near 22nd Street and collided with a light pole and then later with a tree.
One boy and a girl were declared dead at the scene. The other two boys were hospitalized, Domingo claimed.
Police are still trying to figure out who was actually driving the Honda, which according to investigators, was an unreported stolen vehicle.
Investigators believe the Honda and a dark Acura were racing on Santa Clara Street during the time of the crash. The Acura did not stop and has not been located.
A witness spoke the police claiming she saw the speeding cars, the point of original remains unclear, however, a relative of one of the victim’s believes the race started near the McDonald’s restaurant on 27th Street. Police have not interviewed the surviving teen as of Wednesday afternoon, but investigators believe there was no immediate implication the race was planned previously.
The three deaths bring the number of people who have died in traffic collisions this year in San Jose to 43. Which was also a ten-year all-time high in 2014.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a San Jose California accident, contact Guldjian LAW APC for a free legal consultation regarding how you may be entitled to legal compensation.