Slip-and-Fall Accident Attorney in Orange County

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen unexpectedly, and when they do, they can result in serious injuries. These injuries can affect a person’s physical, mental, and financial health for the rest of their life. A slip-and-fall lawsuit is one way to recover the costs of your injuries after an accident. Filing a lawsuit can also hold the responsible party accountable and prevent future accidents. However, these cases can be complex. An experienced attorney can help navigate the legal process and advocate for your rights and interests to achieve the best possible outcome. Like Atticus Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird, attorney Atticus Wegman holds a high standard of justice for his clients. Since his childhood in Iowa, Atticus has persistently, aggressively, and compassionately helped others stand up for what is right. As an experienced slip-and-fall accident attorney, Atticus will support you until you secure the compensation you deserve.

Why File a Lawsuit for a Slip and Fall?

Slip-and-fall lawsuits are legal claims filed by individuals injured in a slip-and-fall accident on someone else’s property. When opening their property to the public, land owners and operators have a legal responsibility to keep it safe for visitors. If property owners fail to take reasonable action, they are negligent and responsible for the resulting damages.

A person may decide to sue after a slip and fall for a variety of reasons.

Seek Compensation for Medical Expenses

A lawsuit can help the injured person recoup the costs of medical expenses, including doctor’s visits, hospital stays, and physical therapy.

Recover Lost Wages

Slip-and-fall accidents can result in a person missing work, resulting in lost wages. A lawsuit can help recover those lost wages, as well as future losses if the injury causes long-term disability.

Seek Compensation for Pain and Suffering

Slip-and-fall accidents can cause significant physical and emotional pain. A lawsuit can help the injured person receive compensation for their pain and suffering due to the accident.

Hold the Property Owner or Operator Accountable

Filing a lawsuit can hold the property owner or operator responsible for their negligence. Lawsuits also serve as a deterrent for future careless behavior.

Get Closure

For some people, filing a lawsuit can provide a sense of closure for the traumatic event they experienced. It can help them move on from the accident and focus on their recovery.

What Do I Need for a Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit?

To win a slip-and-fall lawsuit, the injured person must prove that the property owner or operator was negligent in maintaining the property and that this negligence was the cause of the accident. In these cases, negligence means that the property owner or operator failed to take reasonable care to keep the property safe and warn of any known hazards.

Gather Evidence

In a slip-and-fall lawsuit, the injured person must present evidence to support their negligence claim. Evidence can include photographs of the hazardous condition, witness statements, and expert testimony. The injured person will also have to show evidence of their injuries and the damages they incurred due to the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Seek Legal Help

Slip-and-fall cases can be complex, and the outcome of a lawsuit can depend on many things, including the strength of the evidence and the court hearing the case. In addition, slip-and-fall cases often settle out of court through negotiation with the insurance company, mediation, or arbitration. At Atticus Injury Law, we will help you understand your legal rights and options, gather evidence to support your claim, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, take the case to court.

Common Slip-and-Fall Injuries

Every slip-and-fall accident is unique, but we see many similar injuries in these cases. Some of the most common injuries include:
  1. Sprains and strains—when the ligaments or muscles are stretched or torn, especially in the ankles, wrists, and knees;
  2. Fractures—broken bones, particularly in the hips, wrists, and ankles;
  3. Head injuries—traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and skull fractures;
  4. Back injuries—injuries to the spine, such as herniated discs and spinal fractures;
  5. Soft tissue injuries—bruises, contusions, and abrasions, which can be severe when affecting the muscles, tendons, and ligaments;
  6. Internal injuries—internal bleeding, organ damage, and other injuries that may not be immediately visible; and
  7. Psychological injuries—emotional distress, anxiety, and depression.
Sometimes injuries do not appear immediately after the accident. Injuries like back or head injuries may develop or worsen over time. Therefore, seeking medical attention as soon as possible after a slip-and-fall accident is vital. Additionally, keeping track of any symptoms or changes in your health will ensure that your injuries are adequately treated and help support any potential legal claims.

Slip-and-Fall Injury Treatment

Seeking medical attention as soon as possible after a slip-and-fall accident is crucial for managing pain and preventing long-term complications. The exact treatment for slip-and-fall injuries varies depending on the injury and severity. However, some common treatments include:
  • Rest and immobilization. Injuries like sprains, strains, and fractures may require rest and immobilization of the affected area in a cast or brace to allow the injury to heal properly.
  • Physical therapy. After an injury has had time to heal, your doctor may prescribe physical therapy to help regain strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
  • Medications. You may be prescribed pain relievers, anti-inflammatory medications, and muscle relaxants to help manage pain and inflammation.
  • Surgery. Some cases may need surgery to repair or stabilize an injury.
  • Psychological therapy. Slip-and-fall accidents can cause emotional distress and anxiety, which require psychological therapy.
  • Rehabilitation. You may need rehabilitation to regain strength, balance, and coordination, especially if the injuries are severe and long-lasting.
Medical treatment after a slip-and-fall injury will aid your physical recovery, prevent further injury, and connect your injury to the accident. Evidence of medical bills and expenses will later help prove the damages you incurred.

Atticus Injury Law: Your Slip-and-Fall Lawyer in Orange County

Slip-and-fall injuries can be some of the most tragic cases in our practice. Injuries can linger for a lifetime because someone failed to maintain their property.

As your attorney, Atticus wants to hear your story and will work to convey the severity of what you’ve lost to the other side or jury. Atticus applies his knowledge and expertise to build a strong case and fight to get you the best possible settlement or award in court. When you choose Atticus Injury Law for your representation, you get personal, compassionate service from a fierce, high-quality attorney. Like his namesake, Atticus Wegman won’t back down until you secure justice.


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