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Whether you are in the grocery store, your local DMV, or viewing a home for sale, property owners and those that work for them must keep you safe. They must promptly clean up spills, make repairs to damaged flooring, and remove or warn of other hazards that may exist. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, a skilled Orange County slip and fall attorney might be able to help you recover money for your damages.

Slip and Fall Accident Liability

An essential task of your slip and fall lawyer in Santa Ana Orange County is to determine who could be liable for your injuries. In some accidents, it could be more than one person or entity. One of the following circumstances must exist in order for someone to be liable for your slip and fall accident:

  • The owner of the premises or an employee must have caused the spill, worn or torn flooring, or another slippery or dangerous surface to exist
  • The owner of the premises or an employee knew about the unsafe surface but failed to take action such as correcting the danger or placing warning signs near it
  • The owner of the premises or an employee should have been aware of the unsafe surface because a reasonable person caring for the property would have discovered and removed or repaired it

If any of those situations are true in your case, you may be owed compensation from the negligent party or their property insurance company. This is because the property owner or an agent working for them failed to act when a dangerous condition was present. They likely could have prevented your accident, but they failed to do so. Keep in mind, however, that in some cases, plaintiffs can contribute to the circumstances that caused their injuries, such as wearing the wrong footwear or being under the influence of alcohol.

Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Cases

It is imperative that those injured in a slip and fall case contact a Santa Ana Orange County California slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible. Not only can substantial evidence be lost or compromised, but injured individuals only have a specific amount of time to file their case with the court. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations.

Under California Code of Civil Procedure § 335.1, if you are injured in a slip and fall accident and want to file a lawsuit or have an attorney file one for you, you must do so within two years of the date of the accident. Waiting until this deadline passes will be significantly detrimental to your case as it can preclude you from seeking compensation for any damages you might have incurred in your slip and fall accident. You should always seek the advice of a knowledgeable lawyer right away to find out when you should file your case.

Get Help from a Knowledgeable Slip and Fall Attorney in Orange County, California

To understand more about the legal aspects of your accident and receive answers to your questions, schedule a case consultation with us. At Hess & Nghiem, we know that accidents don’t just happen during business hours, so we are available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at (657) 333-5726 or use our online contact form today to get in touch.

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    I was referred to Phil and Ed by a good friend after my two prior lawyers dropped the ball on my case. I was viciously assaulted at a bar. Phil and Ed took my case on and it was night and day. They stood up for me and kept in regular contact. I never had to guess what was going on with my case. They conducted a thorough investigation and collected crucial evidence that helped prove my case. Initially, the bar refused to take responsibility but eventually the bar relented after the job Phil and Ed did. Ultimately, the case resolved favorably for much more than I expected. Thanks so much again Phil an Ed!

    Rudy G.
    Bar Assault
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    Not backing down, Phil and Ed pressed forward and never once compromised our position. After the insurance company kept increasing their offer and wanting us to negotiate, Phil and Ed refused to relent and accept anything less than what we initially asked. Basically, their response each time to the insurance company was pay our original demand or we are going to trial. It worked! Eventually, after bidding against themselves, the insurance company finally offered to pay the original amount we wanted. I couldn’t be more impressed with the way Phil and Ed handled my case. They really stood up for me and took on a case that was by no means a simple one. Thanks again fellas!

    Mark W.
    Personal Injury
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    I can’t say enough great things about Phil Nghiem. He was on my case from the minute I called him. He got things handled from day one immediately and made me feel supported and taken care of. His office staff was the same way, replied to every email immediately and addressed all of my concerns. I got into a car accident and called him, and I am SO GLAD I did. He got me the compensation I was entitled to and fought for me and my well being the whole way through. He took are of everything so that I just had to worry about getting my health back. He and his staff really care about YOU and do not treat you like another name in the book. They help you step by step and always keep you in the loop. I can’t thank him enough for helping me through this excruciating ordeal.

    Kahiwalani M.
    Personal Injury
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    I’d like to start off by saying that Phil is incredibly passionate about what he does, he’s very kind-hearted, and he genuinely cares for his clients. I was struck by a hit-and-run driver, who was fleeing from the police in a stolen vehicle with no insurance. Given the circumstances of my car accident, Phil was able to negotiate an incredible sum to be paid out by my insurance. It made my day when he was able to share the news. Most attorneys would have settled earlier in the case for significantly less. Overall, I had a pleasant experience and the end of my investigation was a success. Thank you again Phil, I am eternally grateful for everything that you’ve done for me.

    PS. Phil’s office is quite the drive for me, but he’s very accommodating and we managed to make things work with EASE. So don’t hesitate to contact him regardless of where you’re from because he’ll take care of you.

    Shawn N.
    Car Accident
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    I was involved in a rear end accident and was referred to Phil from my chiropractor. Honestly I was nervous to take on an attorney because I was already overwhelmed by everything involving the accident but Phil really put me at ease. He took the time to explain things to me in a way I could understand and wasn’t pushy at all for me to hire him. I’m really glad I chose Phil because I literally didn’t have to worry about anything after that meeting. He set me up with one of his associates named Bri and she was always so quick to respond whenever I had questions. On top of that they worked hard to reduce my other fees and got me a nice settlement too! I’m thankful for all the help they provided and will definitely use them again if I ever need it.

    Yen P.
    Car Accident
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    I’m so glad I hired Phil to help me after my car crash. My car was totaled after a driver ran a red light and struck me. For days, I didn’t have a car to get to work and school. Finally, I decided to hire an attorney and eventually found Phil. He immediately got to work. My accident happened at an intersection where there was a restaurant. Phil personally went out to the restaurant and obtained video footage that captured the crash showing that I was not at-fault. I couldn’t believe that he actually did this. He then helped me get into a rental and get medical treatment. I am completely satisfied with Phil. He truly went above and beyond to get me through this difficult time in my life.

    Richard B.
    Car Crash
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