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A San Diego slip and fall injury attorney works with victims of slip and fall accidents as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property.  Falls as result of water, poor lighting, or a hidden hazard, such as a hole or gap in the floor.  The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that in 2004, more than 8 million people were injured in falls.   

These types of injuries are of greater concern to the elderly.  According to the Center for Disease Control, in 2005, 15,800 people age 65 and older died from fall-related injuries, 1.8 million age 65 and older were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries, and over 433,000 of these people were hospitalized.  If you are on someone else’s property and injure yourself as a result of a dangerous condition on the property, the landowner or business proprietor may be liable for your injuries. If you are a property owner and someone injures himself on your land, you may find yourself legally responsible for his or her injuries. Either way, you should seek the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer right away.

Serious Injury

If a San Diego personal injury attorney believes your injury claim can be recovered on, then, after you have signed the retainer, the attorney will gather information about your personal injury claim. In order to arrive at a figure for damages, your San Diego personal injury lawyer will need to determine the extent of your injuries, including pain and suffering, disability and disfigurement, the cost of medical treatment, and lost wages. Your San Diego personal injury attorney will then provide your damages figure to the insurer of the person who injured you. If the insurer considers it a valid claim, the case is likely to be settled early on and not go to trial.

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