Slip and fall injuries in Los Angeles
If you need assistance or help in a matter of workers’ compensation for injuries caused by slip and fall accidents, Lluis Law’s lawyers can help you in whatever you need. Whatever your compensation needs, Lluis Law’s accident attorneys have more than 40 years of experience litigating these issues in the Los Angeles area.
When a person is injured in a slip and fall accident on a public or private property, they may be entitled to claim compensation for their injuries. These accidents are among the most frequent and also common in personal injury claims.
The problem is that sometimes in accidents of this type, the victim does not know or is not clear about who really can be responsible for their injuries and who should therefore pay the medical bills. Determine who is responsible is not easy and recover damages when none of these is clear, much less.
If you had an accident like this, a Loss and Slip injury lawyer in Los Angeles can help you recover damages for personal injuries. The liability for slip and fall injuries applies to businesses and government agencies alike, so that any owner can be held liable.
The causes of these accidents are diverse and include wet or greasy floors, poorly lit or slippery stairs, ripped rugs, aisle obstructions, broken pavements and pavements and equipment in poor condition, among others.
How it looks, almost all causes have to do with the negligent behavior of the owner of the premises or any other public / private property by not properly maintaining these spaces.
Main causes of accidents due to slips and falls
The lack of maintenance is one of the main causes of accidents due to slips and falls in the premises or on the street. Conditions that are highly dangerous for injury in these accidents include:
- Broken sidewalks and pavement with ditches or potholes.
- Wet floors.
- Surfaces with slippery ice.
- Obstacles in corridors.
- Narrow stairs, poorly lit and broken handrails.
What to do if you suffer an accident due to slip and fall?
The most important thing at that moment is to seek medical help, for the urgent treatment of wounds. After you are fit, you should contact an accident and personal injury lawyer to help and guide you throughout the claims submission and management process.
Lawyers generally work based on the so-called contingency rate. That is, you will not pay anything for their services unless the lawyer satisfactorily solves the case.
After an evaluation of the accident in a free consultation where the value of the case is determined, lawyer and client agree to pay a percentage of professional fees.
Almost always these fees are close to 30% of the total value of the compensation claimed. And your payment will not come from the client’s pocket but from the settlement amount agreed between the parties or from the judgment of the court if the case goes to trial.
Claims for personal injuries
In California, victims of slip and fall injuries have the right to claim compensation and receive quality legal service committed to the client. When someone is injured on the property of another person this type of accident is classified in a legal category called “Responsibility of the premises”.
It means that the owner of the premises or his insurance must pay compensation to the victims. Before, however, it is imperative to prove the negligence of the owner of the premises or any other responsible person to claim compensation.
With the appropriate legal help, if the case is very serious, you must document the claim with evidence of the injuries and expenses caused by the accident, the work time you have lost and everything related to the accident, including the conversations held with the insurance company.
How to calculate the compensation for injuries in accidents due to slips and falls?
A skilled slip and fall injury lawyer is able to calculate the value of a claim or demand during a free consultation. The estimate of compensatory damages is obtained after accounting for medical expenses, collateral damages such as loss of employment and ability to generate profits.
Also, the circumstances in which the accident occurred, the seriousness of the injuries and the time it will take to the rehabilitation are considered. In general, each item has a value expressed in money, which allows inferring the estimated amount of the claim.
However, each case is different and the compensation benefits that can be obtained as well. The consultation for the calculation of compensatory benefits is free and without any commitment for the client.
How can Lluis Law help me?
In our offer of professional services on this site, there are clearly exposed cases that we can take with a high probability of success, because we are a family law firm that for more than five decades we have helped hundreds of clients defend their rights and obtain fair compensation.
We only deal with providing services in the areas of law in which we are really specialists, such as accidents at work or where there is responsibility of the premises, among others. Our satisfied clients give testimony of the attention and follow-up of the cases, the honesty with which we work and the degree of professionalism of our lawyers.
Prove negligence in slip and fall accidents
As explained above, to claim and collect compensation it is necessary to prove that the owner of the premises or the property where the accident occurred was negligent and such conduct caused the injuries. The construction of a successful case is to demonstrate:
- Lack of maintenance of the place.
- The property had a dangerous physical state.
- No warning signs were posted about the dangers of falls in the area.
- The owner of the premises knew and if he should not have known that his property was not in conditions of passability, work or use.
- The owner had time to have been able to make the necessary arrangements in the property.
Demonstrating negligence is basically the most complicated point of the matter. The case is won or lost if the lawyer or the victim is not able to sufficiently demonstrate the negligent conduct of the owner because according to the law, the claim or the tort claim are based on this legal concept.
On the other hand, the accused of causing the injuries or your insurance company will try to prove:
1. That he had no responsibility in the accident or in the plaintiff’s injuries or,
2. That the victim had a responsibility share in the accident.
During the trial then the plaintiff or his lawyer must show that it was not the lack of care when walking through the property that caused the accident but the conditions of the place.
The insurance company or the California court will analyze and evaluate the allegations and facts in order to determine the degree of responsibility of each party. From this evaluation will arise an offer of compensatory damages or a sentence.
Lluis Law’s personal injury lawyers can help you with everything you need. Do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. Our telephone number is (213) 320-0777.
Address: 205 South Broadway, Suite 1000 Los Angeles, CA 90012. Tel: (213) 687-4412 Fax: (213) 687-3441.