Slip and Fall Injuries
“Slip and Falls” is the shortened term for a very serious type of personal injury that is suffered by many people each year. The term is often misplaced with humoristic connotations; however, if you’ve ever suffered from a slip and fall, you know it’s anything but funny.
Slip and Falls can happen anywhere at any time. We have handled cases where clients were injured by slipping and falling at music concerts, shopping malls, grocery stores, and sporting events. These accidents can also occur on cruise ships and at airports, public parks, sidewalks, parking lots, stairways at home, other people’s homes, and schools.
In order to receive recovery money for the damages suffered from a slip and fall, you must prove that the party controlling or managing the place where you fell was negligent. In other words, you have to prove someone else was at fault for causing you to fall.
How do you do that?
It’s essential to hire a personal injury attorney with expert knowledge of slip and falls accidents.
There are literally hundreds of intricacies in proving and bringing your case to fruition, but to highlight the main points here, you must prove the tort “Negligence.”
Again, the law of Negligence is vast, but here are the four areas you must prove in order to successfully recover money for your damages:
- Duty – That the person or company had a duty to keep the property safe.
- Breach – That the person or company violated this duty.
- Causation – That the violation of this duty caused this fall, and the injuries you are claiming because of it.
- Damages – An itemization of all you have suffered and will suffer because of this fall. This includes medical expenses, lost income, property damage, emotional distress, disability, and pain and suffering.
Remember, there is much more involved in proving the list above. We are experts in this field and we will guide you through the entire legal process and make sure you understand how the facts of your individual case fit in the puzzle of Negligence Law. You will feel comfortable with the process and we’ll keep you completely informed throughout so there are no misunderstandings later. You will have direct contact with our office and a unique client/attorney relationship. That is a promise. Contact a slip and fall attorney in Los Angeles today.