The Los Angeles slip and fall attorneys at KJT Law Group handle all types of slip and fall cases. Regardless of the severity and type of injury you sustained, we can help. We have helped many past clients recover compensation after sustaining injuries because of someone else’s negligence. Property owners have a legal responsibility to keep their premises in a safe condition. If they don’t, you can hold them liable for your injuries.
If you sustained injuries because of unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, we can help. Call our firm today at (818) 507-8525 for a free consultation. We can discuss the details of your case and develop a plan to move forward.
How A Lawyer Can Help a Slip and Fall Victim
A lawyer can help a slip and fall victim by seeking a financial award for their losses. Victims can seek the help of a lawyer immediately after their accident. Our slip and fall lawyers can help you by:
- Establishing liability: We can investigate your case and collect evidence to prove the property owner is liable. Our attorneys can determine if the property owner contributed to the accident.
- Fighting for a fair settlement: We can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to pursue a fair settlement.
- Litigating on your behalf: If we can’t settle, our attorneys can represent you in a trial. We can work with you to ensure you meet California’s statute of limitations. According to CCP § 335.1, you have two years from the accident date to file a lawsuit for your slip and fall case.
Our attorneys can work tirelessly to help you pursue the maximum compensation for your losses and hold the property owner accountable for not keeping their premises safe.
Types of Recoverable Compensation for Victims of Slip and Fall Accidents
If a slip and fall victim can prove the property owner was negligent, they are entitled to recover compensation. The court awards compensation to the victim in the form of damages. Recoverable damages are monetary compensation awarded to slip and fall victims for their economic and non-economic losses.
In a slip and fall case, you could recover the following damages:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost income
- Lost future income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If your loved one passed away because they sustained severe injuries falling on someone else’s property, you could recover the following damages:
- Loss of consortium
- Their end-of-life medical care
- Lost income the deceased provided
- Costs for a funeral or celebration of life
- Costs for burial or cremation
What is Considered a Slip and Fall?
Slips and falls occur when someone slips, trips, or becomes injured on someone else’s premises. The property owner is liable for the victim’s injuries in many slip and fall cases. Slip and fall injuries occur for many reasons, including:
- Torn carpeting
- Improper lighting
- Narrow stairs
- No handrails on the stairs
- Uneven or wet walking surfaces
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
While slip and fall accidents can cause an extensive array of injuries, some are more common than others. These include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Facial or eye injuries
It is essential to seek medical attention immediately after sustaining an injury. Not only can a medical professional treat your injuries, but they can also provide legitimate documentation on your injuries, which could become valuable evidence when pursuing compensation.
What Determines Liability in a Slip and Fall Case
Each slip and fall case is different, but gathering the facts of the case can help determine liability. The property owner is potentially liable if:
- The property owner knew about the dangerous condition
- The property owner should have known about the dangerous condition because it was there for a significant time
Premises Liability is Often Relevant in a Slip and Fall Case
According to California Code CIV 3-3-1714, property owners are responsible for exhibiting ordinary care and, if not, are liable for injuries on their property. Property owners have a legal duty to keep their property safe from hazards. In a slip and fall injury claim, the victim must prove the owner’s negligence caused their injuries.
Proving Negligence After a Slip and Fall Accident
To prove negligence in a slip and fall case, you must prove the property owner satisfied all of the elements of negligence. This can be a complex process. However, our attorneys can develop a strong case to prove the property owner was negligent and their negligence was the cause of your injuries.
Your lawyer must prove the property owner satisfied the elements of negligence. For example, in a slip and fall case, the elements of negligence include:
- Duty: You must prove the property owner had an obligation to provide reasonable care and keep their property safely maintained.
- Breach of duty: The owner breached their duty by not providing reasonable care.
- Causation: The breach of duty caused your slip and fall accident. The accident wouldn’t have occurred if the property owner had not breached their duty.
- Damages: You suffered actual harm from the accident and sustained damages such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, or emotional distress.
A Los Angeles slip and fall attorney from KJT Law Group can develop a solid case to prove the property owner’s negligence caused your injuries.
Contact a Los Angeles Slip and Fall Attorney Today
Contact the Los Angeles Slip and Fall Lawyers at KJT Law Group today for a free case review. During this consultation, we can discuss the accident, the severity of your injuries, and how they’ve impacted your life. You deserve to recover compensation after dealing with the fallout of these injuries.
You could be dealing with high medical bills or lost income if you couldn’t return to work while recovering. We can advocate for you to recover the money you lost because of your injuries. Call (818) 507-8525 today to schedule your free consultation.
If you or someone you love was injured due to another person’s negligence, contact KJT Law Group at (818) 507-8525 for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.