SoCal Injury Lawyers regularly represents victims of slip and fall accidents throughout Southern California. If you have been injured on private, commercial or public property, you have a right to file a premises liability lawsuit to obtain compensation. The sooner you contact our office the sooner we can get started on your injury claim.
Our slip and fall lawyers know how to hold negligent property owners accountable and will work tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Although slip and fall claims are typically resolved through a negotiated settlement with an insurance company, insurers often attempt to deny claims or pay as little as possible to injury victims. If an insurance company fails to make a reasonable offer, we are fully prepared to take them to court.
At SoCal Injury Lawyers, we are fluent in Arabic and Spanish and are highly regarded for providing underserved communities with first-class representation. We offer free consultations and will not charge you any attorneys’ fees until we obtain compensation for you. When you become our client, you will have peace of mind knowing that our slip and fall lawyers are on your side.
What is premises liability in Southern California?
Under California premises liability law, owners of private, commercial and public property are legally obligated to maintain their property and provide a safe environment to others. In a slip and fall claim, our lawyers must be able to prove that the owner failed to (1) maintain the property and/or (2) warn you about a hazard on the premises. It is also necessary to demonstrate that the property owner knew, or should have known about the danger and failed to prevent your injury.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important to contact us as soon as possible so that we can investigate the accident scene, before the property owner has a chance to repair the hazard. By conducting a thorough investigation, identifying and interviewing witnesses, and documenting your injuries, we will work to hold the property owner accountable and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Recoverable Damages in a Premises Liability Lawsuit
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident that was caused by a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to damages such as:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
You should know that premises liability claims in Southern California fall under the state’s rules of comparative negligence. This means if you were responsible for your injury in any way, the amount of damages you recover will be reduced by the percentage of blame assigned to you.
As an example, if you were slipped on a spill at the grocery store, but you ignored a “danger” sign, an insurance claims adjuster or the court may determine that you were 50 percent at fault for the slip and fall accident. If your damages are assessed at $20,000, the amount of your award will be reduced by half to $10,000. The best way to protect your rights and obtain the maximum compensation you deserve is to work with an experienced slip and fall lawyer.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Southern California
Slip and fall accidents are frequently caused by hazards that have not been addressed, such as:
- Wet or slippery surfaces
- Broken steps
- Poorly secured banisters
- Torn or uneven carpeting
- Debris/obstructed walkways
- Poorly lit walkways or hallways
- Uneven or warped flooring
If a property owner fails to remedy a hazard or warn visitors about a dangerous condition, he or she can be held liable through a premises liability lawsuit. At SoCal Injury Lawyers, we are well-versed in California’s premises liability laws and have a proven history of helping our clients obtain just compensation.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, including:
- Hip fractures
- Back injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
While anyone can be injured in a slip and fall accident, older individuals are at a high risk of being seriously injured.
Contact Our Experienced Southern California Slip and Fall Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, it takes a skilled premises liability lawyer to protect your rights. At SoCal Injury Lawyers, we are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. When you become our client, we will take the time to explain all your rights and choose the best course of action. Although insurance companies have an unfair advantage over injury victims, we have the knowledge and experience to level the playing field. Above all, we will always put your best interests first and stand by you every step of the way. Don’t delay. Contact our office for a free evaluation of your case today.