Los Angeles Slip and Fall Attorney
Slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Falls can often lead to serious injuries that can leave you struggling with sky-high medical expenses. If you fell on someone else’s property, you may be able to collect damages from a negligent property owner. We know how quickly a single accident can change your life and your future, and can help you hold negligent property owners or managers responsible.
COMMON CAUSES OF SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
Many different hazards on a property can cause slip and fall accidents, including:
LIABILITY FOR SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
Liability for injuries in slip and fall accidents is based on premises liability law. Premises liability law states that if a person suffers an injury due to a defect on someone else’s property, the property owner could be liable for damages. Under California law, property owners owe duties of care to certain types of visitors, including invitees and licensees. Invitees and licensees are people with express or implied invitations to enter a property, such as customers at a business.
In most cases, the person injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property must prove that the cause of the accident was a “dangerous condition,” and that the owner or possessor of the property knew or should have known of the dangerous condition. A dangerous condition must present an unreasonable risk to a person on the property, and it must have been a condition that the injured party could not have anticipated under the circumstances.
In order to establish that a property owner or possessor knew, or should have known, of a dangerous condition it must be proven that:
For a property owner/possessor to be held liable, it must have been foreseeable that his or her negligence would create the dangerous condition at issue.
Our Los Angeles slip and fall lawyers at JM Law Firm, have the experience and successful track records in handling personal injury matters. If you or your loved one has been hurt in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, contact us for a free consultation to find out how our injury lawyers in Los Angeles can help you receive the compensation you deserve after your slip and fall accident in California.
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Our Los Angeles injury lawyers will work with you to develop a personalized and strategic approach to your case. We look at your case from every angle to determine who should be held accountable and what compensation is available for you.