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Los Angeles Slip & Fall Lawyer

Legal Solutions for Premises Liability Claims

If you were hurt on somebody else’s property by a slip, trip, or fall, the negligent property owner may be liable for your injuries and the costs associated with your care and recovery. While your first instinct may be to write this accident off as clumsiness, a slip and fall at a business or private property can actually be very serious, and you may not be responsible.

We can help if your slip and fall resulted from any of the following:

  • A negligent action
  • A preventable incident
  • The property owner’s failure to keep their property safe
  • The property was being used for something it is not intended for
  • There was insufficient lighting, repairs, or warnings

Turn to Reed & Garcia Law, PC to discuss your situation with our Los Angeles slip and fall attorneys. We can be reached at (310) 242-8933.

Types of Trip & Fall Accidents

Slips, trips, and falls can occur for a variety of reasons and result in a range of injuries.

Common causes of slip and falls include:

  • Torn carpeting, broken tile, loose floorboards, or broken cement
  • Spills that were not cleaned
  • Sticky or slippery floors
  • Icy walkways
  • Improperly maintained or overgrown yards or outdoor paths
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Insufficient or improper warnings of potential hazards
  • Improper fencing around swimming pools
  • Unsecured cords or wires
  • Unmaintained stairwells

The above circumstances can lead bruising, sprains, broken bones, torn muscles or ligaments, head and neck injuries, spinal injuries, hip injuries, concussion, bleeding, and more. Even if a victim doesn’t initially think their injuries are serious, symptoms can become worse over time. This is why it is important that slip and fall victims see a doctor and follow up with their initial appointment. Your healthcare provider will keep a record of your symptoms, including any worsening injuries, as they treat your injuries. Your Los Angeles slip and fall attorney can then use your medical record in your claim for compensation.

Determining Liability in Your Slip & Fall Accident

Liability, or who should be held responsible in your claim, in slip, trip, and fall cases, usually fall on the negligent property owner. This includes owners of large commercial spaces, such as supermarkets or retail stores; business owners, when the accident occurs at work; government entities, when the accident occurred on a municipal property like a park; or residential property owners or private property.

In any case, owners are responsible for ensuring their property is well maintained and free from unnecessary hazards. In the case of on-the-job accidents, property managers have a duty to provide proper safety precautions, including warning signs and safety training, especially when the job entails potential dangers inherent in an employee’s everyday duties.

Holding negligent property owners accountable for their actions will help you seek the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. It also serves as a preventative measure against similar incidents happening to others in the future. By taking legal action, property owners will be forced to confront the hazards that led to your injury and fix the problems to prevent other accidents.

Don’t Settle with Insurance Companies

Insurance companies are notorious for only paying the bare minimum or for denying legitimate claims for those who are truly injured. By holding negligent property owners accountable for your slip and fall accident in Los Angeles or the surrounding areas, you can rest easier knowing that your matter is in good hands.

Our team can help you fight the insurance company if they try to shortchange you. With premises liability, it can easily become your word against the property owner’s words, but our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers' years of experience and investigation skills can help your case stand out so that you are able to get the best results.

Call (310) 242-8933 to schedule a free consultation to speak with our team. We are confident in our ability to help you.