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Slip and fall accidents are common in the U.S. and lead to serious injuries. If you decide to pursue an injury claim, you only have a certain amount of time to do so. Speak to a lawyer as soon as possible about a possible claim.

According to the data published by the National Safety Council, falls account for 22 percent of preventable injuries in the United States, putting falls in third place behind only motor vehicle accidents and poisoning. Falls cause serious injuries and, in some cases, death. Most falls are preventable, however, some property owners fail to take the necessary actions to prevent them. If you or your loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident, our Santa Ana slip and fall lawyers could advocate for you.

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 Santa Ana slip and fall attorney might be able to help you recover money for your damages.

When Should You Contact Santa Ana Slip and Fall Attorneys?

You should reach out to an attorney as soon as possible after sustaining a slip and fall injury. The longer you wait, the more essential evidence in your case can be lost or destroyed. By hiring one sooner, your attorney can work to gather and preserve evidence that will substantiate your claim. 

Even more critical is the statute of limitations, which is the deadline to file your claim. As per the California Code of Civil Procedure § 335.1, those injured in a slip and fall accident must adhere to the claim filing deadline of two years after the incident. This means that you or your attorney must file a legal claim in the appropriate court before the two-year deadline expires. Once it does, you will no longer have civil law to help you seek compensation for your damages.

Slip and Fall Accident Liability

An essential task of your slip and fall lawyer in Santa Ana is to determine who could be liable for your injuries. In some accidents, it could be more than one person or entity.  The amount of compensation you receive will, in part, depend on who is liable for your fall. If you were intoxicated, wearing footwear without gripping soles, and running on ice, you would likely be at least partially responsible for your injuries. However, if you went to the grocery store wearing proper footwear, were walking, and suddenly slipped and fell on a puddle of unseen liquid, it is more likely that the property owner is the liable party. Property owners are generally liable if they or an employee:

  • 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 such as roping the area off or using warning signs.
  • The owner of the premises or an employee should have reasonably known about the hazardous condition, meaning a reasonable property owner or caretaker would have been able to observe the condition and took the necessary steps to correct the danger, such as cleaning up a spill or ensuring stair railings are repaired.

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.

When you hire Santa Ana slip and fall lawyers for your claim, they can determine who the liable party is and hold them accountable for your injuries.

Statute of Limitations for Slip and Fall Cases

It is imperative that those injured in a slip and fall case contact a Santa Ana  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 Santa Ana, California

When you hire one of our attorneys, you can be assured that they will do everything they can to settle your claim successfully. If the other party does not present a fair offer for your damages, they will be ready to move forward to the litigation process. 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. We have a proven track record of helping injured parties just like yourself get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Get your case started today by scheduling your slip and fall case review with the knowledgeable Santa Ana slip and fall attorneys at Hess & Nghiem. Call (657) 333-5726 or complete our online form.

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    5 stars from start to finish. I was introduced to Phil because I realized that after doing physical therapy after my accident, my med pay was going to run out. I was still in a lot of pain and still needed to be treated.
    He treated me like I was his only client and ensured that I received the medical treatment I needed. He’s super knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. Phil is very accommodating and is willing to work on your terms/time – he even helped me when he was out of town.
    I’m walking away with more than the numbers he promised. Thank you Phil for everything that you’ve done.

    Phil is an amazing attorney and I would highly recommend him to all my friends and family.

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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!

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    Phil is a great attorney. Very sharp, responsive and will keep you informed through your entire case.  I was involved in a car accident and with a pre-existing condition made my case difficult to prove.  Phil was very experienced and professional in helping me get a favorable outcome.  I would highly recommend Phil to anyone looking for an attorney that will fight for you until the very end. Thanks again Phil!

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    When working with lawyers you just never know who to trust but from my experience, you can trust Phil! He made time to meet with me face to face right after my accident and was very detail oriented. He was always available to answer all of my questions. He had my best interest at heart and went above and beyond his duties. I would definitely recommend his services to any of my friends and family.

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    Phil picked up my case when my previous lawyer went m.i.a on me. Phil took care of me by sending me to specialist to help on my lower back l4,l5 s1 and my shoulder dislocation and torn rotor cuff. He was always contacting me asking how’s my therapy and his assistants made contact via email and called. I’m very greatfull to have been recommended to him. He settled my case to what we agreed was great since he took the case before the 2yrs. I would recommend this firm to anyone in a heart beat.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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