A slip and fall accident happens when someone falls on the ground due to an unstable surface. Unfortunately, thousands of individuals succumb to slip and fall accidents each year, resulting in thousands of dollars in lost wages and medical treatments. If you’ve been injured due to a slip and fall caused by the mistakes, negligence, or carelessness of someone else, you may have a case.
Attorney Funk of San Jose’s Law Offices of Bruce C. Funk is a personal injury attorney that specializes in slip and fall accidents. He and his team of legal associates stand ready to assist you with comprehensive and compassionate legal representation.
Understanding Slip and Fall Accidents
“Fall injuries create a considerable financial burden: workers’ compensation and medical costs associated with occupational fall incidents have been estimated at $70 billion annually in the United States. Many other countries face similar challenges in the workplace. In fact, the international public health community has a strong interest in developing strategies to reduce the toll of fall injuries.”
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention further states that the construction industry “…experienced the highest frequency of fall-related deaths, while the highest counts of nonfatal fall injuries continue to be associated with the health services.”
Although some slip and fall accidents are preventable, many are not. Some of the most common injuries resulting from slip and fall accidents include sprains, head and neck trauma, back pain, bruises, cuts, scrapes, rashes, internal as well as external bleeding, and more. In the state of California, the statute of limitations is two years for “…an action for…injury to, or for the death of, an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.”
In addition to the injuries you suffered from your slip and fall accident, perhaps some of your personal property was damaged. Maybe a piece of jewelry or other valued item was damaged as you fell. Under California Code of Civil Procedure section 338, you have a separate and three-year deadline to file a lawsuit for the replacement or repair of your valued item.
Choose Law Offices of Bruce C. Funk for Your Slip and Fall Accident Claims
AttorneyFunk is a well-respected and trusted attorney that provides comprehensive legal assistance for residents of San Jose, the Bay Area, and surrounding communities. With over three decades of experience, Attorney Funk has the experience, tenacity, and proven track record of success to investigate all aspects of your slip and fall accident and provide the best course of action for you.
Attorney Funk and his legal specialists are the only slip and fall accident attorney team you’ll ever need. Your no-cost, no obligation, initial consultation is free, so contact San Jose’s Law Offices of Bruce C. Funk today!