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Wrongful Death Cases Caused by Slip and Fall Accidents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between 2007 to 2016, fall death rates in the United States increased by 30 percent. The agency also reports that as these rates continue to rise, we can anticipate that by 2030, the nation can experience a rate of 7 fall deaths every hour. Slip and fall accidents are usually disregarded as minor accidents that do not tend to result in serious injuries. Nonetheless, data reported by the CDC indicate that these accidents are far more dangerous than what is expected.

Slip and fall accidents that result in death are heartbreaking, but these accidents also tend to leave surviving family members in dire financial constraints. When a preventable slip and fall accident is caused by another’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, the victim’s surviving family members may have the opportunity to seek monetary compensation for their losses. If you have recently lost a loved one in a tragic accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, the Southern California attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can help.

Located in Redlands, CA, the attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP are highly experienced in wrongful death cases, including those caused by negligent slip and fall accidents. The law firm is committed to helping you achieve a successful outcome, in spite of the complexity of your case. Schedule a free consultation with the dedicated team by calling (909) 894-0812 or complete the confidential contact form today.

Wrongful Death Cases Can Be Difficult to Pursue

California’s wrongful death laws allow surviving family members the opportunity to seek monetary restitution when their loved one has passed away in tragic accidents like slip and fall accidents. Even when the decedent’s survivors have a viable case, however, they can oftentimes be challenged by the defendant’s insurance company.

Depending on the facts of the case and the extent of the victim’s injuries, a slip and fall accident can result in injuries that take an extended period of time to manifest. When the decedent’s grieving family pursues a claim, the insurance company can claim that the death did not occur as a result of the wrongful death.

Insurance adjusters typically challenge accusations, and they often claim that the person died as a result of another cause that was independent of the slip and fall accident. Insurance adjusters will use whatever tactic they can to undermine the wrongful death claim and pay the surviving family members the least amount as possible.

Building a Strong Case Against Negligent Property Owners

The reality is that people die every year as a result of slip and fall accidents. To establish a strong case against the property owner for damages, the victim’s survivors will have to demonstrate that:

  • The victim passed away;
  • The property owner’s negligence or intent to cause harm caused the slip and fall accident; and
  • Substantial damages are resulting from the victim’s death.

Speak to a Proficient Wrongful Death Attorney Today

After a slip and fall accident resulting in death, it is very important to take immediate action and seek the legal support of a proficient wrongful death attorney right away. Slip and fall cases involve a myriad of critical pieces of evidence that must be collected and secured by an experienced litigator. Aside from gathering evidence, a proficient wrongful death attorney will ensure the victim’s loved ones receive the highest amount of compensation available.

Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP has many years of dedicated experience representing families who tragically lost a loved one as a result of another party’s negligence. The firm understands the complexity of wrongful death cases, especially those involving slip and fall accidents. The firm is determined to advocate on behalf of grieving families and ensure they recover the maximum amount of compensation following their tragic loss. To schedule a free initial consultation, consider contacting the law firm today.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.