Slip and Fall FAQs
Slip and Fall accidents are more common than many people realize. When property owners fail to keep their public walkways and buildings safe for foot traffic, it can lead to hazardous slip and falls. If a property owner or manager’s negligence leaves you injured, an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help.
I Fell in a Store. Who’s Responsible?
Every case involving a slip and fall accident is naturally unique to the situation that caused the accident. Still, generally, retail establishments, restaurants, and other businesses that invite people inside have a duty to keep the premises reasonably safe for their customers’ passage. If a store owner or manager allows an indoor or outdoor area to become dangerously slippery – or otherwise dangerous – and doesn’t address the safety issue within a reasonable amount of time (the amount of time it would take other reasonably careful property owners in similar situations to discover the hazard and deal with it), the business may be at-fault for your injuries.
What Should I Do after Being Injured in a Slip and Fall?
If you’ve fallen and been injured on someone else’s property, there are certain steps that you should take to help ensure you obtain the compensation you need to reach your fullest recovery. These steps include:
- Seek the medical attention you need (if you’re seriously injured, the rest can wait)
- File a report with the business – to ensure that your accident is on the record
- Take pictures of the accident site and of your injuries
- Gather eyewitness testimony and contact information
Finally, it’s essential to follow the medical instructions provided by your attending physician carefully. Your health and your case both depend upon it.
What Damages Can I Recover On?
Again, every slip and fall accident has its own set of circumstances. Still, the damages associated with severe slip and falls tend to include the following categories:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Earnings
- Pain and Suffering (both physical and emotional)
Obtaining compensation for your full range of damages is the best way to ensure that you have the resources necessary to reach a complete recovery.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
The fact is that slip and fall claims are complicated. Getting to the bottom of who is liable for your damages can be arduous. You’ve been injured in a fall, and that’s no time to attempt to tackle the matter of compensation on your own. Experienced personal injury attorneys know how to help guide your claim toward its most beneficial resolution. Further, because reputable personal injury lawyers work on what is known as a contingency basis, you won’t be required to pay until after you have successfully recovered on your claim.
You Need an Experienced Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney on Your Side
If you’ve been injured due to a property owner’s negligence, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is critical. The formidable Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Jahrmarkt & Associates are committed to applying their considerable experience and skill in helping you achieve your most favorable case resolution. Please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 310-226-7676 today to schedule a free case evaluation.