Los Angeles Slip and Fall Lawyer
In California, property owners have a responsibility to ensure that their property is safe for anyone who enters. This responsibility is for both commercial and residential property owners. When properties are not maintained and someone gets hurt, property owners also may be held legally liable for compensating the victim for their injuries.
If you have been injured while at a store, restaurant, or while walking down one of LA’s busy streets, contact Herrera Law PC to learn more about your legal rights. If your injuries were caused by a negligent property owner, then you may be entitled to compensation via a personal injury claim. We can help you understand your rights and find the best options to maximize your recovery.
Common Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip & fall and trip & fall accidents can happen anywhere – a restaurant, a grocery store, a museum, on a sidewalk, at a hotel, or on private property. The most common causes of these accidents include:
- Slippery surfaces (leaks, spilled liquid, improper drainage)
- Uneven flooring
- Obstructed walkways
- Crumbling stairs
- Inadequate railings
- Exposed wiring
- Inadequate lighting
These are just a few examples of the most common causes of slip & fall or trip & fall accidents. There are many variables that can contribute to these accidents.
How to Determine If You Have a Case
Sometimes accidents are caused by unknown or unavoidable hazards. To determine if you qualify for a personal injury claim, we must establish that the property owner was negligent. That means we must establish that the owner knew about the hazard, or should have known, but did not take action to correct it.
To determine if you have a case, it is important to use factual information about the accident and scene. This may include speaking with witnesses, gathering evidence (photographs, video, etc.), and compiling medical records.
When You Need a Slip and Fall Lawyer
Most slip & fall or trip & fall accidents occur in public spaces, such as restaurants, stores, hotels, or hospitals. Challenging businesses or large corporations can seem like a daunting task, but you should never shy away from protecting your legal rights.
When you experience an accident in a public place, you may feel embarrassed, or wish the whole ordeal would just go away. Unfortunately, if you were injured, the situation may only get worse if you do not get proper care. That is why it is so important to hold negligent property owners accountable.
At Herrera Law PC, we can help you understand your legal rights and build a strong case. We are not afraid of taking on businesses, corporations, or insurance companies. Our goal is to help our clients get the compensation and justice they deserve.
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