You May Be Eligible to Recover Compensation for The Following Damages in a Slip and Fall AccidentWere you injured in a slip and fall accident in California? Were you on someone else’s property at the time of the accident? If so, you may have cause to file a personal injury claim. Keep reading to learn about some of the damages you may be able to receive compensation for and then contact a personal injury attorney for a free consultation by calling The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000.

You Are Likely Entitled to Compensatory Damages for the Defendant’s Negligence

If you can prove that another party was negligent and that their negligence directly resulted in your injuries, then you can likely hold them accountable to pay compensatory damages for their negligence. Compensatory damages can include things like medical costs, lost wages and future lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

In Rare Cases, Plaintiffs are Entitled to Punitive Damages

It is rare, but it does happen: Some victims are entitled to punitive damages. These are damages awarded not based on their own damages but in order for the court to punish the defendant. They may be issued if the defendant’s actions were so reckless that they caused death or other catastrophic injury or if the defendant purposely destroyed evidence of their liability.

You Do Not Have an Unlimited Amount of Time to Sue for Damages

While you should take your time to ensure you are making the right choice when suing for damages, you do not have the rest of your life to do so. In most cases, there are two years between the date of the accident for the victim to file. However, there are exceptions, such as if the victim is under the age of 18 – they may be able to wait until they are 18. In other cases, such as those in which the government is the plaintiff, the time limit may be just six months.

There Are Several Types of Evidence That Can Prove Your Case

If it is just your word against the property owner’s word then you may have a hard time getting the compensation you deserve. There are many types of evidence that may work for your case including photos, video footage, and testimony from eyewitnesses.

Proving that the accident happened on their property is only part of your responsibility – you must also prove that the accident caused an injury and that you suffered damages as a result of that injury. For this, a doctor’s treatment notes and medical bills are likely needed. Once you have started working with an attorney, they can generally make these requests on your behalf.

Are you ready to find out what your options are? Do you want to know what your case may be worth? Then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now for a free legal consultation. We are ready to help you find the best way forward.