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Slip-and-Fall Lawsuits

Injuries resulting from a slip, trip or fall--often referred to as "premises liability accidents"--can result in serious injuries.  Phillips & Associates is deeply experienced in the representation of individuals who have been involved in a serious slip, trip of fall that occurred as the result of negligence or inattention on the part of the property owner.  Our firm has a decades-long track record of success in obtaining fair and appropriate compensation for the victims of premises liability accidents throughout the state of California.  No one will work harder on your slip-and-fall case that Phillips & Associates.  And unlikely larger "billboard" firms, we will stay in direct, personal contact with you throughout the duration of your case so that you are always informed and comfortable with the process.

When Can You Sue for a Slip-and-Fall?

It is a common misconception that you can sue for any slip-and-fall that occurs on someone else's property.  However, this is not the case.  In order to have ground to pursue compensation for injuries suffered in a slip-and-fall, you must show that the accident occurred due to an unreasonably dangerous condition.  An unreasonably dangerous condition is one which the property owner knew or should have known existed, and which created a foreseeable risk of harm to the victim of the fall.

The duty to maintain a safe premises is considered a "non-delegable" duty in California.  This means that even if the property owner was not directly responsible for creating the dangerous condition leading to the slip-and-fall, they are still liable even if the duty to maintain the property had been delegated to someone else.

Slip-and-Fall Accident Statistics

People often assume that slip-and-fall accidents are minor and rarely result in anything more than tweaks, bruises and minor strains.  Unfortunately, this is far from the case.  In California alone, approximately 800,000 individuals are hospitalized each year due to a trip, slip, or fall. Often times, these hospitalizations are for serious injuries such as hip fractures and head injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  has published the following statistics regarding slip-and-fall accidents in the United States:

  • Approximately 95% of hip fractures are the result of falls. 

  • 20% of reported slip-and-fall accidents resulted in serious injuries such as fractures and head trauma

  • Falling is the most common cause of traumatic brain injury. 

  • In 2015, the total medical cost for treating individuals suffering a slip-and-fall accident was more than $50 billion.

Common Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents

There are a wide range of dangerous conditions that can lead to slip-and-fall accidents.  These include:

  • Spilled water or liquid

  • Wet floors due to mopping

  • Loose boards

  • Inadequately marked uplifts

  • Cords and cables that are not properly covered

  • Cracks in sidewalks

  • Loose carpeting

  • Lack of hand railing or poorly maintained railing

  • Unexpected objects in walkways

  • Poorly maintained construction sites

Why You Should Hire Phillips & Associates for Your Slip-and-Fall Case

The Law Offices of Phillips & Associates is deeply experienced in slip-and-fall cases of all kinds.  We are responsible for numerous six and seven figure recoveries for the victims of such accidents.   Our firm undertakes an immediate investigation to discovery and preserve video surveillance footage, accident reports, and other critical evidence to establish liability in all of our slip-and-fall cases.  We hire safety experts when necessary to establish the absence of reasonable care in maintenance of the property where the accident occurred.  We work on a pure contingency fee basis meaning there is no up front fee for our services and no fee at all if we fail to recover money in your case.  We also advance all costs associated with the case.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall accident, do not delay in contacting our firm for an immediate free consultation.


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Have you been the victim of an accident that was caused by someone else’s carelessness or neglect?  You may feel overwhelmed and frightened, but the good news is that our legal system entitles victims to recover financial compensation for their damages, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and your general pain and suffering. 

Insurance companies and mega-corporations utilize vast pools of resources to stop victims from recovering the compensation they deserve.  They don’t intimidate or deter us.  As seasoned trial lawyers with more than 50 years of combined experience, John and Patrick know how to navigate the obstacles and red tape of injury claims to recover maximum compensation for their clients.

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