As defined by Merriam-Webster, a tort is “an action that wrongly causes harm to someone, but that is not a crime and that is dealt with in a civil court.” As a slip and fall attorney in Los Angeles, it is our job to prove a negligence tort in all of our injury cases, showing that someone’s lack of care or irresponsibility led to our client’s injury. A slip and fall case is handled in civil court, where we strive to recover damages for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
While it wasn’t someone’s direct actions that caused you to slip and fall, they are still the responsible party due to their inaction or negligence, such as taking too long to clean up a spill, or not posting adequate signage near a broken or uneven staircase. With your case, we must prove that the individual or company had a duty to keep the property or area safe, that they failed to meet that duty, and because of that failure, you fell and were injured. Once we’ve proven that, it shouldn’t be difficult to recover damages for you, the client.
Slip and fall accidents happen every day, and proving that negligence was the cause can be difficult, if you don’t have the right attorney. Halpern & Associates will handle your tort case with care and expertise, walking through every step with you, and helping you find peace of mind, as well as compensation, regarding the accident. Call our Los Angeles office today.