San Diego Slip and Fall Attorney

Slip and fall accidents are increasingly common, occurring anywhere and anytime. Unfortunately, these accident victims do not always receive the justice they deserve, sometimes due to insufficient evidence. Other times, they question their accidents' validity, unaware they have legitimate cases. If you have injuries related to a slip and fall accident, consult with an experienced San Diego slip and fall attorney.

Harbor Accident Lawyers specializes in San Diego slip and fall cases. If you were hurt after falling on someone else's property, you deserve compensation for your slip and fall accident injuries.

Please schedule a call and speak with one of our personal injury attorneys. We offer a free consultation and can discuss your accident in detail.

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Our goal is to provide top-tier service and to recover maximum compensation. If we cannot meet these goals, clients will not be responsible for paying for our services.  Because our personal injury law firm works on a contingency fee arrangement, we never charge upfront costs, and we never bill for cases that do not result in a win.


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Working with an experienced slip and fall accident attorney prevents insurance companies from taking advantage of injured victims, keeping their rights protected by improving the amount of compensation that can be recovered.

Our San Diego personal injury law firm offers our knowledge and expertise to injured victims and fights to achieve the most favorable outcome by:

  • Offering a free consultation to evaluate cases and estimate their value
  • Gathering police reports and other evidence to support the slip and fall injury claim
  • Interviewing and collecting statements from witnesses
  • Investigating the property where the slip and fall accident occurred
  • Providing legal options and establishing various ways to achieve optimal results
  • Negotiating with the insurance company to ensure only a fair settlement is accepted

Not every personal injury case will require legal representation. If you’re not set on hiring a slip and fall lawyer just yet, please feel free to schedule a free case evaluation with our San Diego law firm. The meeting is confidential, and we do not require any commitment prior to the consultation.


Our award-winning team not only lends our expertise, but we offer our support. Know that you are not alone. We are here to help from start to finish.


Our law firm does not charge any upfront legal fees, making our services affordable and accessible to all of our clients.


We will only advocate in your best interest, working tirelessly to recover a maximum settlement on your behalf.

"Our experience working with Harbor Accident Lawyers was excellent. We had the best outcome we could hope for. Hiring this team was one of the best decisions we have have ever made after our accident. We had sustained a devastating injuries after being hit by drunk driver who ran a red light. We were rushed to the ER and underwent through painful surgeries and physical therapy. Thankfully, we found Harbor Accident Lawyers who looked after us and left no stone unturned when  seeking compensation for our injuries. They worked tirelessly on our behalf, and never took no for an answer from the insurance companies. They were there for us during the most trying period of our lives and helped us to hold the DUI driver accountable."
Amber R. San Diego, CA
"It was my first time being in a car accident and I was really scared because I didn't have health insurance to pay for the medical bills. But they put me at ease and explained the process. They were very attentive and also made sure I got the proper medical attention. They even helped book appointments with a local physical therapist! In the end I was awarded everything I need for my medical expenses, the loss of my car and for pain and suffering. I am very pleased!"
Jenny M. San Diego, CA

How Can San Diego Slip and Fall Lawyers Help?

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Filing a personal injury claim is certainly within an individual's rights. The insurance claim would allow slip and fall accident victims to collect compensation to cover the cost of medical bills and any other damages that resulted from the fall.

However, the greater the damages, the greater the pushback from insurance companies.

Recovering a fair settlement in a personal injury case is difficult because the goal of the insurance company is to save money by compensating for as little as possible.

Additionally, it will need to be proven that the property owners were aware of the hazardous conditions, and therefore, responsible for the accident.

The purpose of filing a personal injury claim is to recover compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and other losses caused by the serious injury.

Unfortunately, pursuing damages without representation can end up costing victims more than expected, putting them in a financial deficit and affecting their health. Personal injury attorneys prevent this from happening. In fact, data has shown that their experience and knowledge improve the rate of success with 9 out of 10 cases resulting in settlements.

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Wire Cord Trip Over And Fall. Feet Stumble On CableA slip and fall accident is a type of personal injury case involving someone who fell on someone else’s property and was injured as a result.

The injured person, known as the plaintiff, can sue the property owners, known as the defendant, for damages if it can be proven that the defendant was negligent in maintaining, repairing, or warning about the danger of the facility.

For example, if someone slips on a wet floor in a grocery store and breaks a bone, they may be able to sue and recover compensation. However, slip and fall accident victims must also prove that the store knew or should have known about the wet floor and were negligent in their efforts to indicate that the surface was wet.

Who Is Liable in a Slip and Fall Accident?

Typically, in personal injury accidents, the party or parties found guilty of negligence will be found liable. Because “slip and fall accidents” occur on someone else’s property, the property owner would be liable for the injuries and other related damages.

However, it's important to note that slip and fall cases should be thoroughly investigated before filing a claim, as more than one party may be liable for damages.


It is vital to take the recommended steps following an accident that results in an injury. Doing so will strengthen the personal injury claim and increase the chances of recovering maximum compensation for injuries and other losses. 

  1. Seek medical attention immediately, even when injuries do not appear serious. Some injuries, such as head injuries can be fatal but are also not immediately apparent. Medical records identify injuries and are used as documented evidence when a legal claim is filed.
  2. Report the slip and fall injury to the property owner or manager. This must be done, even if the initial intent is not to file a claim. The incident should be recorded and the property owners made aware. Also, request a copy of the accident report.
  3. Do not admit fault for the accident. Even if partially at fault, do not take the blame. Until the slip and fall accident has been investigated, liability cannot be certain. Prematurely admitting fault will negatively affect the case. 
  4. Document the accident scene. Take pictures of the area where the fall occurred, including any factors that may have contributed to the fall, like wet surfaces with no signage indicating the floors are wet. Also, write down a detailed description of the event, like what happened, when it happened, and who was present.
  5. Collect the names and contact information of any witnesses. Witnesses can provide important information about the accident, such as what they saw and heard. Witness testimonies are very valuable to a personal injury case, as it’s from a third party. 
  6. Keep all medical records and medical bills. These documents prove that slip and fall injuries were sustained, as confirmed by the treating physician. The invoices also list how much was spent on medical treatment, indicating how much should be reimbursed by the insurance company in the final settlement. 
  7. Don't sign any documents without first speaking to an attorney. Property owners or their insurance companies may try to convince victims to sign some paperwork under the impression they will be compensated for the accident after doing so. However, legal documents are wordy and complicated and require to be reviewed by an attorney before being signed. A waiver or release could accidentally be signed, preventing legal action from being taken. 

To protect your well-being and your case, speak to San Diego slip and fall accident lawyers before speaking to the insurance companies and signing any paperwork.

Lawyers help accident victims understand their legal rights and options, offering confidence and certainty in how to proceed with their cases.


A slip-and-fall accident can take place anywhere, but the most common places where these types of accidents typically occur are in the following areas.

  • Retail stores (grocery stores, clothing stores, and other retailers)
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Workplaces
  • Hotels and motels
  • Apartment complexes
  • Parking lots and garages
  • Sidewalks and walkways
  • Public transportation (buses, trains, and subways)
  • Theme parks and amusement parks
  • Sporting events

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Wet floors from spilled drinks and food are not uncommon in the food and service industry. Breakrooms, restrooms, and hallways of an office space are also common areas for slip and fall accidents.

Other workplaces with a naturally hazardous environment, like construction sites and warehouses often possess unleveled and cracked floors.

Ultimately, when it comes to the common causes of slip and fall accidents, any facility that is not regularly maintained or is poorly maintained is prone to slip and falls.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

Minor injuries or serious injuries may be suffered from slip and fall accidents, including serious brain injuries. Depending on the impact of the fall, some injuries may not be immediately apparent. This is why it’s imperative to see a doctor regardless.

The most common slip and fall injuries include:

  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Broken bones
  • Back injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Joint damage
  • Soft tissue injuries

What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Slip and Fall Accident in California?

Calendar page pinned in a calender on date A personal injury claim must be filed within two years of the injury being discovered, under California’s statute of limitations laws. However, if a government entity or agency is involved in an accident, like a slip and fall taking place in a United States Post Office, the time to file a claim decreases to just six months. 

Unfortunately, exceptions are not typically made for those who don’t meet the filing period. 

It’s also important to note that although victims are granted a two-year window, the longer they wait to pursue legal action, the more difficult it will be to win their cases.

Seeking immediate legal assistance not only strengthens a case, but it prevents it from becoming obsolete. Therefore, contact a San Diego slip and fall accident lawyer as soon as possible.

How Much Is a Slip and Fall Case Worth?

While reports have shown the average settlement in California is between $15,000 and $50,000, there is no exact value for a slip and fall case. In order to provide an estimate, it’s best to have a professional investigate the incident and calculate the damages.

At Harbor Accident Lawyers, our San Diego slip and fall attorneys work with private investigators and expert witnesses to determine how the incident occurred and why the property owners should be held liable.

When determining a case value, our legal team examines the following:

  • Economic Damages: This includes costs with a financial value, such as current medical costs and future medical bills to treat injuries, property damage (like for a smartphone that was crushed in the accident), lost wages for time missed from work while recovering, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Non-Economic Damages: This accounts for inflictions that do not have monetary value but are just as devastating as financial damages. It includes physical and mental “pain and suffering,” post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mental anguish, and other psychological trauma.

Schedule a free consultation with a San Diego slip and fall lawyer from our law firm today. We can evaluate your case to determine how much compensation you are entitled to.

The sooner we begin building your case, the sooner we can get you the maximum recovery, so we can begin getting your life back to normalcy.


Health care billing statement with stethoscope, bottle of medicine for doctor's work in medical center stone background.If negligence can be proved, the plaintiff will be able to recover compensation from the insurance company.

To prove negligence under California’s legal system, it must be shown that the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff, that the defendant breached that duty of care, the breach of duty resulted in the plaintiff's slip and fall accident causing injuries, and that damages were suffered as a result of the plaintiff's injuries.

It is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain a safe upkeep of the property, such as cleaning spills, replacing broken flooring, repairing hazardous walk spaces and stairways, and any other actions needed for building maintenance. 

Additionally, the courts will look into whether liability was shared between the defendant and the plaintiff by reviewing the following: 

  • The nature of the hazard that caused the slip and fall injury
  • The length of time the hazard was present
  • Whether the property owner knew or should have known about the hazard
  • Whether the property owner took reasonable steps to fix the hazard
  • If the victim was negligent, like being intoxicated or walking while texting

If the plaintiff is found to be partially at fault, the final reward will be reduced by a specified percentage, as determined by the courts. Experienced San Diego slip and fall accident lawyers will prevent a large amount from being deducted.


Personal injury cases can range from a few months to a year. However, because cases are so unique, this cannot be addressed within a clear timeframe.

Similar to case value, this will range based on the extent of damages and if it can be proven that the property owner is liable.

To obtain an accurate estimate of how long your case will take to find an adequate settlement, please schedule a free consultation with our San Diego law offices. 


Harbor Accident Lawyers has extensive experience in not just handling slip and fall cases but winning them as well. We know the law and we know how to get results. Our slip and fall accident attorneys will work vigorously to bring you the compensation you deserve.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, please contact our law firm today. Our legal team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

We understand that you are going through a difficult time. You’re not alone. We are here to help you get the justice you deserve.

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