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Slip & Falls Attorney in Los Angeles
A slip and fall accident can happen to anyone at any time — at work, while running errands at the bank, grocery store, local shopping center, or even when visiting a loved one — and occur way more often than you may think. In fact, injuries caused by slips and falls account for over 1 million hospital emergency room visits each year. This specific classification of a personal injury case is reserved for instances when a person slips and falls as a result of dangerous or hazardous conditions on the property they’re visiting.
When someone is injured while visiting a business or some other commercial, public, or private property, the owner of the property may be liable for the financial burden of recovery from those injuries. If it can be proved that their negligence or recklessness led to unsafe conditions that ultimately resulted in the accident, they can be held responsible for that.
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Generally, in personal injury cases of a slip and fall accident, the injured person must prove that the property owner failed to maintain safe conditions by recklessly creating a dangerous situation or failing to fix a hazardous one. The property owner may also be responsible if they did not warn you of a potentially precarious condition on their grounds (even if it was not caused by them directly).
Some of the more common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Inadequate Warning
- Poor Lighting
- Torn Carpeting
- Wet Surfaces
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Uneven Surfaces
- Weather-Related Conditions (such as rain, ice, or snow)
Negligence can be difficult to prove in these types of cases but is an essential factor in placing responsibility for your injury on the property owner. With knowledgeable legal advocates on your side, you have a better chance at a successful outcome for your case.
Types of Slip and Fall Injuries
While the thought of experiencing a slip and fall may not be as intimidating as other types of accidents, the truth is that their resulting injuries can be just as severe. Some of the different injuries sustained in slip and fall cases include:
- Back Injuries
- Cuts & Bruises
- Hip, Knee, or Shoulder Damage
- Spine/Nerve Damage
- Broken Bones
- Head Injuries
- Muscle Strain
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
The effects of these incidents can clearly vary from minor to severe and life-threatening. Regardless of the cause or state of your injuries, you should seek professional medical attention immediately following a slip and fall accident to fully understand the extent of your injuries and the path to recovery.
At Rice & Bloomfield, LLP, we pride ourselves on providing top-level legal representation for all of our cases, whether large or small. We are here to help you. Contact us online today or call us at (818) 999-2220.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
When a slip and fall injury causes you to miss work, accumulate unexpected medical bills, and/or alters your quality of life — you may be eligible for compensation to help you recover. Call Rice & Bloomfield, LLP to help you uncover if you have grounds for such a case to compensation. We’ll fight for the best possible outcome to cover your suffered damages and loss.
Slip & Fall Attorneys in Los Angeles, California
If you are struggling to recover from injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident in the Southern California area, and if you believe those injuries are due to a property owner’s negligence, call the Encino-based office of Rice & Bloomfield, LLP today. Put our experience as personal injury attorneys to work for you. Reach out now for a free consultation.
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