Slip and fall injuries can lead to bruising broken bones, brain injury, and even death. The elderly are especially vulnerable to falls and are the leading cause of death for older Americans. Slips and falls are common in workplace accidents, construction accidents, and premises liability cases.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a slip and fall accident, it is imperative you consult with a knowledgeable Los Angeles slip & fall attorney. Our personal injury lawyers will discuss your case and fight to secure the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation by clicking here or calling (310) 430-7799.
When you are injured in a fall, it is important to know your rights. A slip and fall accident is a type of premises liability case with several elements to understand.
For example, suppose you slip on a wet floor in a grocery store and hurt your shoulder. If no one warned you of the danger and there was no sign warning of the potential hazard, the grocery store may be held liable for your injuries. When a store fails to put up a “Caution Wet Floor” sign, it is typically considered an act of negligence.
In California, property owners have a duty of care to those who visit their property. However, the extent of that care depends on the type of visitor.
The burglar is considered a trespasser and is not entitled to the same considerations as your invited guests.
Slips and falls are the second leading cause of unintentional death and injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
The National Floor Safety Institute also found that:
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall accident, call Okabe & Haushalter. Our dedicated slip and fall attorneys will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve.
Liability is rarely straightforward. Determining and proving fault can be challenging, requiring an experienced attorney with a successful track record. California is a comparative negligence state, meaning that responsibility may be shared between yourself and the negligent party.
For instance, if you were warned of the wet floor at the grocery store and carelessly walked through the puddle before you fell, you may be found partially responsible. Your partial negligence may be reflected as a percentage.
If you are 40% at fault for your injuries and the court rules in your favor, you will receive 60% of the recovered damages. For your slip and fall accident, the court may award you $100,000 in damages to which you are entitled to $60,000.
We are honored to be internationally recognized for high-profile civil representation. For more than two decades, Okabe & Haushalter has successfully helped individuals injured by negligence. When you need aggressive representation, our slip and fall attorneys will fight to recover damages, including:
Contact a Los Angeles Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer from our firm now for help with your personal injury matter.