CONTACT A FRESNO SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT ATTORNEY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Premises Liability Claim
You’ve recently slipped and taken a nasty fall while walking on some else’s property. It could have been in a wet grocery store isle or a broken stairwell connected to your apartment building. Whatever the case, the surface you were walking on was unsafe and a health hazard. At first you didn’t notice any trouble and went about your business. But as the days went by a throbbing ache in your lower back become a stabbing, almost immobilizing pain. Now you’re stuck on the couch at home, swallowing pain medication and wondering:
- How badly did I hurt myself?
- Was it my fault or the property owner?
- How much is this going to cost me?
- Should I call a lawyer?
Compensation for Common Damages
If you find yourself asking one or all of these questions, contact the Law Office of Rick D. Banks at your earliest convenience to discuss your options. We have years of experience, both in and out of the courtroom, representing victims such as you with superior legal counsel. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be eligible to receive significant financial compensation from the at-fault party. Damages are often awarded according to one or more of the following categories:
- Emergency room care
- Doctor visits
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of mobility
- Loss of wages
- Loss of employment
Unfortunately, the transient nature of slip and fall accidents makes filing a claim uniquely challenging. Evidence can fade overnight, building can exchange hands and official documentation can get lost soon after your incident. So don’t delay. The sooner you are able to speak with a dedicated Fresno personal injury firm, the greater your chances will be in filing a successful claim. The Law Office of Rick D. Banks has the resources and the manpower to track down the evidence needed to prove your case. Call (559) 222-4891 today and schedule a free consultation.
What Are Some Common Causes of Slip And Fall Accidents?
There are nearly 9 million slip and fall victims taken to the emergency room each year in the United States alone. Unfortunately, many of these injuries were preventable and the direct result of another individual’s laziness and overall disregard for public safety. Some of the more common reasons for slip and fall injuries include:
- Unplowed snowdrifts hiding potential hazards along designated walkways.
- Sheets of black ice left, untouched by property owners, along sidewalks and parking lots.
- Wet rugs, tiling and other water prone areas in malls or department stores.
- Stairwells, railings and other public areas left to disrepair by landlords.
- Hazardous construction zones left open to the public by incompetent site coordinators.
When Should I Contact a Fresno Attorney?
We recommend as soon as possible. The state of California gives victims a 2-year window in which to file their claim. This is known as a statute of limitations and exists in every state across the country. Failure to submit your claim before the deadline equals a forfeiture of your rights. Don’t let this happen to you. Call the Law Office of Rick D. Banks at (559) 222-4891 and schedule your free consultation today.