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If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident in El Cajon, you can fight back.

Victims suffering from injuries due to a slip or trip and fall accident in the El Cajon area due to the negligence of another, may deserve compensation. But you also need an experienced slip and fall attorney in El Cajon to get you what your case is really worth.

Slip and fall injuries fall under the umbrella of premises liability, an area of law that concerns a property owner’s responsibilities and duties of care toward visitors and residents. Often, an individual is not responsible for their own injury – poorly maintained property, improperly cleared snow or ice, cracks and potholes, and other factors can be the responsibility of the property owner.

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Slip and fall accidents often leave serious consequences in the lives of the injured.

When people think of personal injury, they usually think of violent assaults or bloody car crashes. But did you know that a slip and fall injury can cause just as much damage?

The victim of a slip and fall injury in El Cajon can suffer everything from minor scrapes and bruises to paralysis, broken bones, brain injury (see Brain Injury Lawyer), and even death (see Wrongful Death Attorney). The individual’s entire life, from ability to work to recreational opportunities to the ability to participate fully in married and family life, can be impacted. Though it can be difficult to ascertain who is responsible for the injury, often the individual is able to pursue monetary compensation in civil court. Damages for slip and fall injuries can help compensate the victim for disability, time missed from work, rehabilitation, and the often quite expensive medical bills that can accompany a slip and fall.

Determining liability in slip or trip and fall accidents is tricky.

Unfortunately, slip and fall litigation can be quite complex and usually involves extensive investigation and documentation in order to determine liability. In order to have any chance of prevailing in such a case, a victim must carefully select a reliable and reputable personal injury attorney. The right El Cajon slip and fall lawyer has experience in such cases, a good track record of success on their clients’ behalf, and the resources it takes to fight and win in court.

The lawyers here at the Elia Law Firm in San Diego are expert slip and fall attorneys serving accident victims in El Cajon.

We are relentless in the pursuit of the maximum compensation for injuries sustained from slip and fall accidents in El Cajon and are successful nearly 100% of the time in obtaining the maximum allowable compensation.

Don’t settle for a paltry token settlement or let your injuries go unvindicated. Call today for more information on filing your El Cajon slip and fall lawsuit and your legal rights. Your consultation is free, confidential, and awaiting you today. 

But don’t delay. 

Time is critical. The sooner we go to work, the sooner you can pay for the medical attention you need.

In addition, the longer you wait, the more you run the risk of sabotaging your case. With the insurance company trying hard to give you less than you deserve, you need to try hard to not give them anything they can use against you. 

What follows are the common mistakes slip and fall accident victims make that can completely blow their case.

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Frequently asked questions on El Cajon slip and fall cases

  1. Report the accident to the store owner or manager. 
  2. Take pictures of the environment where you fell. 
  3. Document what happened. What were you doing? Who was there? What were you wearing? What part of your body hit the ground first? What was the condition of the ground and environment where you fell? 
  4. Try to determine how long the obstacle or spill or whatever it was that caused your fall was there before the accident. If had just happened, it may be hard to prove negligence. 
  5. Limit communication with employees, the owner, and the insurance adjuster. 

For other things to avoid doing, see the section above on how to ruin your case. 

According to the California Business Journal, the average slip and fall settlement in California ranges between $15,000 and $50,000. That is true here in El Cajon as well. What you’re entitled depends on the severity of your injuries and the cost you’ve incurred as a result.  

These are the most common places El Cajon slip and fall accidents occur:

  • Accidents at nursing homes and hospitals: The elderly and infirm may not get the assistance they need to keep from falling.

  • Construction sites: Falls often occur at construction sites that put workers at high levels, particularly when care is not taken to prevent falls. 

  • Sidewalks,  walkways, parking lots: Broken pavement, cracks, and uneven surfaces in walkways, driveways and parking lots can cause slips and trips. In addition, improper lighting may also be to blame. 

  • Steps and stairways:  Steps that are too high or railings that are either non-existent or wobbly can cause falls. 

  • Gas stations, stores, shopping malls, public events or anywhere where spills or obstruction to walkways can occur. 

  • Public events where there may be improper lighting to get to your seat, improper management of crowds, or spills in walkways. 

It should be noted that slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere at any time, but that doesn’t necessarily mean someone else is to blame or that compensation is due you. See the next question. 

To win a slip and fall claim, you need to prove: 

  • Liability: The defendant had a duty of care, meaning it was their responsibility to provide a safe environment. 
  • Negligence: The defendant failed to meet the duty of care and the plaintiff was harmed. 
  • Cause: The defendant was responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries. 
  • Damages: You have documented expenses. 

Our office works with a variety of doctors in the El Cajon who can provide immediate medical treatment and defer payment until the case is finished.

You pay us only IF we recover compensation for you through a settlement with the insurance company or a verdict through the court. If we do not recover compensation for you, you do NOT have to pay us for our time.

This depends on the extent of your injury. Typically, a El Cajon slip and fall case takes anywhere from two to eight months. Sometimes, cases take longer if they are more complex or if a lawsuit is filed. See our personal injury lawsuit timeline page for all the details on how long your case may take.

Not necessarily. Sometimes you are far better off without filing a lawsuit. Our San Diego personal injury law office typically files a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, if any. We then attempt to negotiate with the insurance company. If you are dissatisfied with the insurance company’s offer, we may decide to file a lawsuit.

Some of our achievements…

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$4.0 M

MVA vs. Pedestrian


MVA vs. Pedestrian vs. Hit & Run (maximum insurance policy limits obtained)


$3.9 M

Auto Accident


Settlement for a rear end car crash resulting in catastrophic injuries


$3.8 M

Wrongful Death


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$2.0 M

Premises Liability


Premises Liability


$1.7 M

Wrongful Death


Wrongful death case (limited insurance – multiple claimants)


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