{ "@context": "https://schema.org", "@type": "FAQPage", "mainEntity": [{ "@type": "Question", "name": "How long do I have to report a slip and fall in California?", "acceptedAnswer": { "@type": "Answer", "text": "According to Section 335.1 of the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP), you have exactly two years from the date of your injury to start your legal claims. You do not need to have a resolution during that time, but you need to start the process. The two-year deadline is very strict and straightforward, though there are some exceptions. Act as quickly as possible by contacting a slip and fall lawyer at James Mckiernan Lawyers today. *If you have a public slip and fall lawsuit, you have a six-month window to file with the government. *The statute-of-limitations does not include the ‘discovery of harm’ rule. This is when you do not discover there was an injury or harm done until later. This is extremely difficult to prove. It is important to know that inaction on your part may make it impossible for you to seek damages. Act as quickly as possible by contacting a slip and fall lawyer at James Mckiernan Lawyers today." } }, { "@type": "Question", "name": "Why should I contact a slip and fall lawyer?", "acceptedAnswer": { "@type": "Answer", "text": "You should contact a slip and fall lawyer because these cases are notoriously hard to prove and fight for in court. Most often, insurance companies will try to force you to settle for a lesser amount than they know you deserve just to get you to go away. A slip and fall lawyer knows all of the angles to take and places to look to get you the compensation that you deserve. We will take on a majority of the work so that you can focus on healing. Do not contact an insurance company. Instead, contact our lawyers today to get the defense that you deserve for your case." } }, { "@type": "Question", "name": "How do you prove negligence in a slip and fall?", "acceptedAnswer": { "@type": "Answer", "text": "Proving negligence in a slip and fall case requires looking at what the property owner has done to maintain their premises to a reasonable standard. They have a certain amount of time to remedy any dangers within a timely manner. Call us today to discuss your case: (800) 200-4878. It can be quite challenging to prove negligence in a slip and fall case. A good slip and fall lawyer will need to prove that: *The property owner should have known that there was a dangerous or hazardous situation; *When the owner did learn of the situation, they did not fix it; *The owner caused the dangerous condition and did not prevent it; There are many other factors that matter in this situation, including timing. There may be certain situations - like a rainstorm - that can lead to a dangerous situation." } }, { "@type": "Question", "name": "What evidence will my lawyer gather?", "acceptedAnswer": { "@type": "Answer", "text": "The first thing you need to do is call a California slip and fall attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer will investigate and gather the following evidence: *Your medical records and bills. *Accident reports and witness statements. *Photographs of the hazardous situation. *Receipts of any out-of-pocket costs. *Security." } }, { "@type": "Question", "name": "What compensatory damages can I get for a slip and fall injury?", "acceptedAnswer": { "@type": "Answer", "text":"According to the NSC (National Safety Council), slip and falls lead to more intentional deaths than many other types of accidents. Contact us today to talk to one of the most experienced California slip and fall lawyers at James Mckiernan Lawyers. If you have suffered injuries due to a slip and fall accident, or someone you love has died after a slip and fall accident, you are eligible for economic and non-economic damages as long as you can prove that the accident was caused by a negligent property owner, a business, or a government owned entity. *Medical bills (past & future). *Miscellaneous costs related to your injuries. *Disability. *Lost income (past & future). *Pain and suffering. *Loss of life enjoyment. All of the above compensation is dependent on your claim, your lawyer, and how everything is handled." } }] }

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