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Malibu Slip and Fall Lawyer

To many people, a slip and fall accident sounds like a minor event. Those who have been hurt, though, know the catastrophic injuries caused by these accidents. For example, a person may fall from a great height and suffer many broken bones or even paralysis. Traumatic brain injuries, back injuries, and even damage to internal organs are just a few of the most common injuries sustained during a slip and fall. If you have been hurt on someone else’s property, you need sound legal advice. Our Malibu slip and fall lawyer can provide it so you receive the damages to which you are fully entitled.

Proving a Slip and Fall Claim

Although civil law in California provides a way for you to claim compensation after a slip and fall, simply claiming that someone else was to blame is not enough. You must prove several elements of your claim in order to be successful. These are as follows:

  • The defendant was the owner, occupier, or leaser of the property, or they controlled the premises,
  • The defendant allowed a negligent condition to exist on the property,
  • You sustained injuries during a slip and fall, and
  • The negligent acts of the defendant caused your injuries

When proving the above elements of your case, you must submit strong evidence that substantiates your claim. Some of the most important pieces of evidence in these cases include:

  • Expert testimony
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Video footage of the accident
  • A history of previous slip and falls on the same property
  • Maintenance records
  • Pictures of the negligent condition that caused the fall
  • Incident and police reports

A Malibu slip and fall attorney is a very valuable resource when proving a slip and fall claim.

Available Compensation After a Slip and Fall

You can recover damages for all of your losses after a slip and fall accident. Any compensation you receive will fall into one of three categories, and they are as follows:

  • Economic damages: This form of compensation covers the losses you sustained that have a concrete dollar value, such as medical expenses, lost income, loss of earning capacity, and the cost of assistive medical devices.
  • Non-economic damages: Unlike economic damages, non-economic damages do not have a concrete dollar value. This type of compensation covers losses such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. These damages are particularly difficult to value.
  • Punitive damages: Also referred to as exemplary damages, punitive damages do not compensate for your losses. Rather, they are intended to punish the defendant for gross negligence. Punitive damages are rarely awarded.
Our Slip and Fall Lawyer in Malibu Can Accurately Value Your Claim

At Brod Law Firm, our slip and fall attorney in Malibu has the necessary experience to accurately value your claim and prove your case so you have the best chance of recovering the maximum settlement you are entitled to. Call us now at (800) 427-7020 or connect with us online to schedule a free review of your case and to obtain the legal advice you need.

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