A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere and to anyone. There have been injuries in Chico near the Chico University Arboretum and recently another accident by Oroville’s famous Chinese Temple. In both cases, the victims did not expect that they would be injured in a slip and fall accident.
A Chico slip and fall accident, despite the surrounding beauty, is just as traumatic as any other. An injury of this type almost always causes financial loss. Missed time at work, medical and rehabilitation bills, expenses for physical therapy, and reduced earning capacity in the future are some ways a Chico slip and fall accident can cost you time and money.
Let’s not forget about emotional suffering. You may not realize this to be a real concern until you are injured, but pain and loss of mobility can cause emotional trauma that is every bit as real as the physical injury. Whether you are the victim of a Chico slip and fall accident or are injured anywhere else, you will have to deal with trauma on every level.
The financial loss, both present and future, as well as your emotional suffering are things that you should begin thinking about right away. California limits the amount of time you have to seek compensation for your losses and emotional trauma. It is therefore important to contact a well qualified slip and fall attorney immediately following an accident.
What to do if you are involved in a Chico slip and fall accident
People often wonder what an attorney can do for them when they become the victim of a slip and fall accident. An attorney will immediately begin investigating to find who is at fault. The attorney may visit the site of the accident to determine cause, find and interview witnesses and do other research to begin building a case right away.
The attorney will be prepared with all evidence needed, including witness and expert testimony if necessary, to convince the court of the cause of the accident as well as who is at fault. The party who is responsible for the accident will have lawyers working hard on their side, therefore having representation is imperative. The responsible side may offer an inadequate settlement and hope for the best. An experienced slip and fall attorney will spot this right away and demand an honest settlement. If the responsible party will not offer a reasonable settlement to compensate the victim for financial loss and emotional suffering, then the attorney will begin preparing for trial.
A Chico or Oroville slip and fall accident requires quick action in order to protect your right to compensation. Time is limited, so it is crucial to contact a slip and fall attorney immediately after an accident so case building can begin. Wasted time could mean wasted money, so call Penney & Associates Injury Lawyers today for your free case evaluation.