If you have suffered a slip, trip, or fall injury on someone else’s property, you may be eligible to file a claim that seeks compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. Call a Los Angeles slip and fall attorney at Effres & Associates to discuss your case and learn your rights. We offer our services for residents throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties.
A slip and fall doesn’t necessarily have to occur on a commercial property. You may be in danger of a fall while you are at a friend or neighbor’s house.
These are some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents:
In all these cases, there is a potential for injury. If you have suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, don’t delay filing a claim.
The responsible parties’ and their insurance companies are supposed to compensate the victims of slip and fall accidents if injury is caused by the carelessness of the responsible parties. There are a number of potential responsible parties in a slip and fall claim, depending on the ownership, lease, control or management of the property.
For instance, if your slip and fall accident occurred in a store, the responsible party may be the owner or lessee of the store in your claim, but also the owner of the property if the store was leased or rented. Other responsible parties can include property management companies and government agencies if the slip and fall involved a hazard on city or county property. If a lawsuit is filed in court, the responsible party is named; but the insurance company compensates the victim of slip and fall accidents.
Proving liability in a slip and fall claim is challenging. There may be certain exceptions to the defendant’s responsibility to maintain a safe property and prevent a fall. For instance, if you slipped on a puddle of water outside a store in heavy rain, the insurance company may say that you were also partially negligent by your failure to look out for the puddle of water in such wet weather. That doesn’t mean that you don’t have grounds for a claim, though. Determining liability in these cases is challenging, and you need legal guidance to identify all liable parties.
For assistance filing a claim, speak to a Los Angeles personal injury attorney at our firm and determine how you can identify all of the parties you can hold accountable for your losses. We can offer you a free case evaluation to help you get started.
Call (818) 696-4234 to speak to a lawyer at Effres & Associates for help filing a claim.