Did you recently get hurt in a slip and fall accident in Los Angeles, CA? Could your accident have been avoided? A property owner or another negligent party may be responsible for your medical bills, loss of income, and suffering. Call (877) 300-4535 and our experienced Los Angeles slip and fall lawyers at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers will fight to maximize your financial recovery.
We have helped clients like you recover more than $400 Million in settlements and verdicts. We’ll put decades of experience behind your case. We’ll work tirelessly to hold negligent property owners fully accountable for your traumatic accident.
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How M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You After a Slip and Fall Accident in Los Angeles
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. When they do, you can be sure that whoever’s responsible won’t want to take responsibility. But, that’s precisely what should happen if their negligence contributed to your fall.
Our personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles are ready to help you fight to get the money you deserve after your slip and fall.
When you choose M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers to represent you after a slip, trip, and fall accident, we will:
- Launch a prompt investigation into your accident so that important pieces of evidence don’t get lost or disappear
- Gather evidence to support your premises liability claim – including photographs and video footage of the accident and/or scene, witness testimony, medical records, and police report
- Bring in experts to provide insight as we build and value your personal injury case
- Defend you against claims that you are partly responsible for getting hurt
- Help you make difficult decisions, like whether it’s a good idea to settle with the insurance company or if it’s better to go to trial
We’re tough negotiators and thrive in the courtroom. Our trial attorneys will fight hard to get you the best possible settlement deal, but we won’t hesitate to take your slip and fall case to a jury if that’s what it takes to get you the best outcome.
Contact our Los Angeles, California law office to get started today. Your first consultation is free and our team is available to take your call right now.
What is a Slip and Fall Accident?
A slip and fall accident occurs when your foot hits a slick surface, moves forward, and slides out from under you. Typically, the momentum of your foot slipping forward abruptly causes you to fall backward.
Slips and falls can be distinguished from trips and falls. A trip and fall accident occurs when your foot stops abruptly because it’s caught on an object. Your forward momentum continues and you fall forward.
While they’re technically different types of accidents, the terms are often used interchangeably. The biggest differences involve the dangerous condition that causes the accident and the types of injuries that are usually sustained.
What Causes Most Slip and Fall Accidents?
There are many different hazards that can potentially cause a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, including:
- Puddles and wet floors
- Slick floor surfaces
- Loose rugs or carpeting
- Unsecured flooring
- Loose floorboards
- Broken stair treads
- Broken railings
- Buildup of debris
- Inadequate lighting
- Unsecured electrical wires
- Uneven floors
If you slip and fall, take pictures of the hazard that caused your accident immediately. Then, report the accident to ensure that it’s documented right away. These steps can be game-changers when you file a lawsuit in the future.
Who’s Liable For a Slip, Trip, and Fall Accident in Los Angeles, CA?
Slip and fall accidents should, for the most part, be avoidable. Property owners are under an obligation to exercise “ordinary care” in the maintenance and upkeep of their premises. If there’s a hazardous or dangerous condition that could cause someone to slip or trip and fall, then they have an obligation to do something about it.
Under California’s premises liability laws, owners should fix a known hazard, warn about it, or take necessary steps to make their property safe for visitors. However, not all property owners (or other responsible parties) take the time to exercise ordinary care.
Any of the following parties could potentially be liable for your accident:
- Property owners
- Property managers
- Government agencies
- Negligent third parties
Our attorneys will carefully investigate your slip and fall to determine why it happened. Once we know the “why,” we’ll be able to identify the parties who are at fault.
We Handle All Types of Slip and Fall Accidents in Los Angeles, CA
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys represent clients who’ve gotten hurt in slip and fall accidents at:
- Grocery stores
- Warehouse stores
- Retail stores
- Shopping malls
- Schools and daycares
- College campuses
- Nursing homes
- Parking lots
- Parking garages
- Movie theaters
- Entertainment venues
- Sport venues
- Government buildings
- Office complexes, and more.
If you fall on public or private property, you could be entitled to compensation. Give M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers a call to learn more about how we can help.
What’s My Slip and Fall Accident Case Worth?
The value of your slip and fall accident case will depend on:
- Your slip and fall injuries
- Whether you’re going to make a full recovery
- How your ability to work has (or hasn’t) been affected
- How you’ve been affected by the trauma of the accident
- Whether you share any responsibility for getting hurt
The more serious your injury, the more your case is probably worth. A catastrophic injury can require expensive (and long-term) medical care, keep you from working and earning a living, and change the course of your life forever. So, the value of a related injury case should reflect that.
At the same time, don’t write off your case just because your injuries appear to be minor. Speak with a qualified personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles to get a sense of what your case might be worth.
What Damages Can I Get After a Slip and Fall Accident in Los Angeles, CA?
If you slip and fall in Los Angeles County, you can pursue compensation for economic and non-economic damages from the at-fault party.
Economic damages include:
Non-economic damages include:
- Chronic pain
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
Also known as “pain and suffering” damages, these awards help to make up for the consequences of an accident that don’t have a price tag.
What Do I Have to Prove to Win My Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit?
Most slip and fall lawsuits are based on negligence. Negligence means that someone else (usually a property owner) wasn’t as careful as they should have been under the circumstances and, as a result, you got hurt.
In many states, a property owner’s duty to guests depends on why the guests were on the property. In California, all property owners have a duty of reasonable care to protect visitors from hazards — regardless of why they are on their property.
Let’s say you slip and fall at an apartment complex in Los Angeles because of a broken railing on a staircase. It gives way, causing you to fall down a flight of stairs.
In your lawsuit, you’d have to prove:
- The landlord or property owner owed you a duty of care (i.e., to exercise reasonable care over the premises)
- The landlord or property owner breached this duty of care (e.g., they knew or should have known about the broken railing and didn’t take any steps to fix it or warn you)
- Failing to fix the broken railing caused you to fall and get hurt
- You’ve suffered damages (e.g., medical bills, loss of income) as a result
You have the burden of proof in your personal injury lawsuit. You’ll have to prove your slip and fall claim by a preponderance of the evidence. Simply put, facts and evidence have to make it apparent that your argument is more likely true than not.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After I Slip and Fall in Los Angeles?
Two years – that’s the statute of limitations for most personal injury lawsuits in the state of California. This is true whether the fall results in an injury or wrongful death.
You could have less time to take action if you fell on government property. Claims involving the government are subject to accelerated timetables. You’ll have months – not years – to provide notice and submit a claim.
Don’t let your right to compensation slip away. Call M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers to begin your fight for a financial award immediately.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Los Angeles Slip and Fall Lawyer
Contact M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers for assistance if you or a family member has been involved in a slip and fall accident in Los Angeles, California. We can help you fight to not only win your case and maximize your financial award.
Our Los Angeles slip and fall lawyers have decades of experience handling tough cases like yours. And, we’ve been able to recover hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our injured clients. Call our law firm to find out why we’re the slip and fall attorneys you’ll want in your corner for this fight. We’re always standing by to take your call – 24/7/365.
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