Slip And Fall Accident Lawyers
Slip and falls don’t happen because a person is clumsy or not paying attention. A slip and fall accident could have been due to a negligent property owner who may have known about the problem and didn’t address it, causing you to be injured, out of work, and with mounting medical bills.
Holding a property owner whose negligence had a negative impact on your life is something best handled by our experienced slip and fall attorneys, who have secured millions for our injured trip and fall accident clients.
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Why Hire Matadores Law For Your Slip And Fall Accident Claim?
Whether it was a spill on the floor, a faulty step, or an obstruction of any kind, the negligent party must be held liable. Slip and fall cases are tough to litigate. Often liability is disputed, and a property owner can fight your case, potentially arguing that your carelessness caused you to fall.
Although you can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit by yourself, it would be hard to prove negligence without the help of an experienced Los Angeles slip and fall attorney.
When you hire the Matadores Law firm, we immediately go to work. We compile all the evidence from the scene of the accident, hire top-notch accident reconstructionists and medical experts to make sure that we have all the comprehensive evidence necessary should this matter go to trial.
Common Unsafe Property Conditions
Slip and fall accidents can happen essentially anywhere in Los Angeles. Everyone has tripped or slipped at some point in their life, and it can occasionally be due to a hazard- of some kind- and on someone else’s property. Some of the most common locations include, shopping malls, restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, apartment buildings and hotels.
In order to hold the property owner liable, the unsafe condition must have caused the fall. It is simply not enough to trip and fall, or stumble or slip on someone else’s property to claim damages. Some common examples of unsafe conditions include:
- • Wet floor
- • Slippery floors
- • Potholes
- • Debris
- • Loose mats
- • Spills
- • Stepladders
A property owner is not automatically responsible for your injury if an accident happens on their premises. For example, if the owner of a convenience store has warned you about a spillage by posting a “Caution: Wet Floor” sign that you did not see because you were busy talking on your cell phone, then the property owner would likely not be liable for your injuries. However, if the property owner was negligent by not turning on parking lights in a parking lot because they were trying to cut costs, they may be liable if you tripped and fell on an uneven surface or pothole.
In California, the court will look at whether a property owner used reasonable care to keep a property safe. Reasonable care can be defined as fixing observed hazards, providing guests with warnings, conducting continuous inspections, and limiting customer access to high-risk areas.
Common Slip And Fall Injuries Suffered
Did you trip and fall on someone else’s property? You can be left with serious bodily injuries including:
- • Broken bones or fractures
- • Head injuries such as traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- • Spinal cord injuries
- • Lacerations or cuts
- • Sprains & strains
Despite your injuries, you may find that the owner of the property and/or their representative such as their insurance provider are denying responsibility for your fall and are possibly shifting the blame onto you. Unless you are an expert in such cases, you would need the help of an experienced slip and fall Los Angeles personal injury attorney to advocate on your behalf. Holding a property owner liable under the concept of negligence is something best handled by a skilled slip and fall lawyer from Matadores Law.
7 Facts About Slip and Falls According To The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
- One out of every four older people aged 65 and over fall every year;
- One out of every five falls leads to either broken bones or head injury;
- Over 800,000 people per year are hospitalized due to a fall injury;
- Falling contributes to 95% of hip fractures yearly;
- Most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are due to falling;
- Nearly $50 billion in medical costs are attributed to falling;
- 300,000 people per year are hospitalized for hip fractures
What Compensation Am I Entitled To After A Los Angeles Slip And Fall Accident?
After a slip and fall accident, people often are left wondering “what is my case worth? An experienced Los Angeles slip and fall lawyer can review your case and calculate a reasonable amount of compensation to claim against the at-fault party or their insurance company.
Slip and fall injury victims are entitled to seek compensation for:
- • Medical bills, both past and future
- • Time lost from work
- • Loss of future earning capacity
- • Pain and suffering
- • Loss of enjoyment/quality of life
- • Permanent disability
- • Live-in care
- • Loss of consortium
Free Consultation With A Slip And Fall Accident Lawyer In Los Angeles
If you have slipped and fallen in Los Angeles due to someone else’s negligence, you must hold the responsible party liable. At Matadores law our commitment has always been to exceed our clients’ expectations by striving for the best possible outcome in their case. You can trust us to fight for your best interest.
There is a statute of limitations on slip and fall injury lawsuits. Therefore time is of the essence. Do not wait to take action against the negligent property owner who is responsible for your accident.
Call our Los Angeles accident lawyers at 323.402.1000 or contact us for a free no-obligation case review. Remember we have a no-fee guarantee. This means that you don’t pay us anything until we win your case.