What Types of Premises Liability Claims Qualify for Legal Funding?

Premises liability laws are invoked when someone is injured on the property of another, potentially a landlord or tenant. Some examples of premises liability accidents include:

  • slip and fall in a restaurant, on a sidewalk, driveway, supermarket
  • broken railing or steps on a staircase causing an accident on the stairs
  • unsafe sidewalks with defects like potholes
  • lack of safety or security
  • building code violations
  • drowning in a pool
  • scaffolding collapse or accident
  • balcony or fire escape defect
  • children’s playgrounds that are not up to safety standards or free of defects

Contact High Rise Financial, a leading cash funding company for your premises liability lawsuit to help facilitate your financial support while your case is being litigated or negotiated.

Types of Injuries Covered by Cash Funding

High Rise Financial provides cash funding for your lawsuit or legal case which involves personal injuries such as brain injuries, broken bones, amputations, paralysis, burn injuries, spinal cord damage, back pain and more. Depending on the circumstance and scenario of your personal injury accident, and liability against the at-fault defendant, you may be eligible for cash pre-settlement funding. Such legal funding is similar to a lawsuit loan but it is distinct in that the cash advanced need only be repaid if your case settles and if you are successful.

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident or auto accident, slip and fall, dog bite attack, construction accidents, wrongful death cases, medical malpractice or by a defective medical product, contact High Rise Financial to qualify for access to lawsuit funding. Click here for a full list of the case types we cash fund.

When the injuries are serious and the medical bills pile up, cash funding can make all the difference. You can continue to obtain medical treatment and necessary surgeries, pay for your living expenses and bills all while your attorney continues to prosecute your case on your behalf for the best possible financial settlement.

Slip and Fall Accident Victims’ Medical Recovery

When a person, young or old, slips and falls on a crack in the concrete or on a spilled cup of water in a restaurant, he or she will likely face bodily or physical injuries. In such cases, depending on the circumstances and physical harm was done, they may decide to pursue a legal case and hire an attorney to represent them in that regard.

Slip and fall cases are prosecuted within the confines of premises liability law where negligence and recklessness are analyzed and when the ownership and control over the property are also considered. Depending on whether the accident happened on private or public property, your attorney will decide how to manage your case.

If you have substantial injuries and need extensive medical treatment or even surgery, you may need quick access to cash to continue your care and case at the same time. This is when High Rise Financial’s cash funding can be of benefit to you.

We offer accident victims of slip and falls the cash they need to continue litigating or pursuing their case. We provide legal funding on the condition, that upon settlement the funds lent are repaid with interest. To see if you qualify, contact our funding specialists today. The application process has never been simpler. Simply answer a few questions and provide your law firm’s name. We will review your case and inform you if your case qualifies for pre-settlement cash funding.

Prevalent Personal Injury Accidents

What exactly is a personal injury accident? What qualifies legally and what are the cases personal injury lawyers and legal funding companies like High Rise Financial typically deal with? There is a broad spectrum of cases that qualify under the law and are categorically considered to be a personal injury claim.

Premises liability claims also known as slip and fall accidents are under the umbrella of personal injury. An injured victim who falls due to a dangerous condition on property that the owner of the property reasonably should have known about or knew about, whether public or private, as long as the person is not a trespasser can create clear liability. These cases often occur on faulty public sidewalks where potholes exist. They also occur in supermarkets and aisles where a slippery substance was left behind.

Medical malpractice claims involve an injured person who underwent a medical procedure but were injured directly as the result of the doctor’s negligence or failure to act reasonably according to industry standards. Usually in such cases, the plaintiff’s lawyer will hire a medical expert to testify regarding the “reasonable” standard.

Dog bite attacks are also considered personal injury accidents. A dangerous dog or one with the propensity to bite is taken into consideration during such claims. The dog owner is typically responsible if it is shown that the dog has attacked others previously and the dog owner was negligent in handling the dog, creating the environment for the victim to be attacked. Landlords can be held liable as well if the dog has been allowed to roam the premises freely, for example, without a leash, without consequence or condemnation.

Wrongful death cases, construction accidents, nursing home negligence and other cases also qualify as personal injury accidents.

Can I Sue for Pain and Suffering?

A victim of any personal injury accident can generally sue for pain and suffering money damages. Of course, the amount that will be considered or awarded is directly dependent on the severity of their injuries and the significant of the incident. Someone that trips and scrapes their knee does not have the same allocation for pain and suffering as someone who suffered third degree burns as a result of a defective product which would fall under product liability.

These distinctions are key. Almost every type of case qualifies for pain and suffering, with one exception: that is worker’s compensation claims. If you were injured in an accident while at work for your employer- then you cannot sue your employer for pain, suffering or disability.

What types of Accidents and Injuries Qualify for Pain and Suffering Damages?

Car accidents, medical malpractice cases, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, product liability, dog bites, construction accidents, nursing home negligence, defective medical devices and other similar cases qualifies for pain and suffering damages. Injuries that would have a high dollar or monetary value on it for pain and suffering would probably include burn injuries, orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries or severe injuries to the brain, any type of injury requiring surgery to recover, as well as broken bones and fractures, amputations, and paralysis (paraplegia and quadraplegia).

Minor or less severe injuries would still warrant some compensation for pain and suffering- because even if you did not fall through a skylight on a construction job- you still had some suffering as a result of that rear-ended car accident (even with minor property damage). Leave it to your attorney to fight for you to obtain as much of a recovery as possible for your injuries, treatment and the impact of the accident on your life and well-being.

The Legal Side of Slip and Fall Injuries and Accidents

There is a legal requirement in California for property owners to keep premises safe for visitors. Despite this, a person may be injured in a slip and fall accident in a restaurant, shopping mall, on a commercial property, in a nightclub, etc. If the accident happens because of the negligence of the person in charge of the property, it might be possible to file a premises liability claim or lawsuit against the lessee (renter) of the property and lessor(landlord/owner of the property). The injured party might be able to get legal funding to pursue the lawsuit if the merits of his claim are founded. Legal funding is typically referred to as a loan for a lawsuit or cash for a lawsuit, and does not need to be repaid if there is no settlement down the road. The funding is conditional upon settlement of your claim or case with the defendant, wrongdoer, liable party and their insurance company.

How do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur and Who is Liable as a Result?

These types of accidents could happen for any number of reasons. Sometimes it is an issue with the walking surface. For example, it could be difficult to navigate because it is slippery, uneven or has ripped carpets. Other factors that could contribute to this type of accident include areas that are poorly lit, steps that need to be repaired, walkways that are cluttered and a lack of warning signs or signs that are poorly placed. The most common cause of a slip and fall accident in a nightclub, restaurant, shopping center, or grocery store is a liquid substance that was spilled and left behind- without proper immediate cleanup.

For example, if a patron or customer of a grocery store like Ralphs or Trader Joes accidentally drops a grape onto the floor and steps on it not realizing, it leaves grounds for another customer of the store to potentially slip and fall on the liquid remnants of the grape (especially where a store employee does not see it or clean it up immediately). In such a situation, if the next customer does not see or observe the substance on the floor and slips on it, causing a fall, that person can likely sue the store chain for premises liability in connection with their personal injuries. Legally, certain elements of the law would have to be proven to qualify for a successful or meritorious claim against the grocery store. The grocery store would attempt to defend by claiming it did not have actual or constructive notice of the condition; this would be a successful argument where only a few seconds or a minute would pass between the time the grape was dropped to the time the second customer would slip and fall. The grocery store’s attorney would argue the store employees would not have had actual or sufficient notice of the dangerous condition to repair it in time or they could potentially argue there was a warning sign on display that the area was slippery. The victim of the fall and his or her attorney would rebut this argument by claiming the condition should have had knowledge of the condition and prevented it from occurring. Discussion will also be had regarding the condition and nature of the substance. For example if dish liquid soap or a clear liquid substance was left on the floor in an aisle in a supermarket, that would arguably qualify as a dangerous condition on the premises. The legal arguments will be handled by attorneys on both sides.

In a successful lawsuit, it is necessary to prove that the owner was aware of the conditions that caused the accident and did not correct those conditions. The person must have been invited on the property as opposed to trespassing. It is better to act in a timely fashion after an injury because the owner may try to fix the hazardous condition that caused the accident before anyone gathers evidence of it.