Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and Fall Accident Involving Sacramento Regional Transit - Our client had fractured her leg after stepping out of an incorrectly opened, and malfunctioning Regional Transit door. Bus and train operators are common carriers generally subject to a heightened duty of care for injuries sustained by passengers. We argued that had the operator of the Regional Transit vehicle taken greater care to protect his passengers, the incident and personal injury to our client could have been avoided.
Slip and Fall Accident - Our client suffered mild traumatic brain injury/concussion (including loss and/or alteration of consciousness) and injuries to the tissues and structures of the head, right eyebrow, back, neck, legs, groin area (including testicular fracture and severe scrotal swelling), heart (including but not limited to two severe myocardial infarctions requiring ICU intervention and ultimate five-way heart bypass surgery).
Slip and Fall Accident - Our client was walking from his apartment to his car and slipped on the muddy ground near his parking space, suffering multiple fractures and dislocations to his ankle with permanent residual problems. Our office retained a human factors expert who helped prove that the parking area layout led the client to walk in this poorly illuminated area that had also been improperly maintained. Case resolved at mediation.
Slip and Fall Accident - Our client suffered injuries to the tissues and structures of the left lower extremity including but not limited to a quadriceps tendon rupture and torn medial and lateral retinacula.
Slip and Fall Accident- We have obtained a $130,000.00 settlement of this very difficult and medically complex case. Our client was volunteering in the kitchen of her church when she slipped in a puddle of hot cooking oil and fell to the floor. In doing so, she suffered a rotator cuff tear and lumbar injuries. The Defense, in this case, attempted to minimize our client’s injuries on the basis of her medical history, which included some lower back problems, as well as the fact that she could not undergo shoulder surgery because of her general poor health. Despite the Defense's initial position, we were ultimately able to obtain a settlement that will allow our client to afford future medical care for her shoulder.
Slip and Fall Accident - Our client suffered a right ankle fracture.
Slip and Fall Accident - Our client suffered a trimalleolar fracture of the right ankle.
Slip and Fall Accident - Our client suffered a displaced fracture of the right humeral head and tore the right rotator cuff.