Slip and fall lawsuits are a type of personal injury claim brought under California’s premises liability laws. While not all falls lead to slip and fall liability, victims who are able to prove their injuries were caused by a property owner’s negligence can recover financial compensation for the resulting damages.
Our attorneys at Drake Law Firm represent victims injured in slip and fall accidents across Woodland Hills and the Los Angeles area. We can review your case and discuss how we may be able to help you.
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In California, individuals or entities who own, lease, occupy, or control a property are obligated to exercise reasonable care in its use and maintenance. This means they must make reasonable efforts to:
If a landowner, place of business, or property management company fails to exercise the care necessary to ensure safety on their premises and someone is injured as a result, that victim may be entitled to financial compensation for their damages.
To establish liability, slip and fall victims must prove that:
Determining if a property owner’s conduct rose to the level of negligence will depend on many factors, including the condition that caused your fall, whether it posed a foreseeable risk of injury, and whether the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition.
Examples of negligence than can give rise to a slip and fall lawsuit:
Although workers’ compensation is the exclusive legal remedy for people who are injured in the course of their work, some workers may be able to file civil personal injury lawsuits outside of workers’ comp. This can provide more money for losses that workers’ comp fails to fully compensate for, as well as money for non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
Because there are limited situations where workers can sue outside of workers’ comp, it is advised that you have your claim reviewed by an experienced lawyer – especially if the negligence of a third party was involved. For example, you may have a civil slip and fall claim for a work injury involving:
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident anywhere in the San Fernando Valley or Los Angeles area, our lawyers at Drake Law Firm are here to help. Contact us for a FREE case review.
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