Trip & Fall / Slip & Fall Claims
Los Angeles Area Premises
The most common premises liability case
is a slip or trip and fall accident. These accidents most
commonly occur at restaurants, supermarkets and shopping malls.
However, the fact that you become injured from a slip, trip or fall
does not necessarily mean that the property owner is
automatically responsible for your injury. Each case turns on
whether the property owner acted carefully so that slipping or
tripping was not likely to happen, and whether you were careless
in seeing and avoiding the condition that caused your fall.
Slip And Fall Accidents
If you slipped because of liquid,
food or other conditions that made a floor slippery, you must
prove the following to hold the property owner responsible and have
a premises liability case:
The property owner permitted
an unsafe condition to exists, resulting in a slip and fall
accident (by not cleaning up a spill, warn pedestrians of a wet
floor, etc. . . )
The property owner knew about the condition
but failed to correct the dangerous condition (by not cleaning
the spill, posting a sign, etc. . .)
The property owner
should have known about the dangerous condition, because a
“reasonable” person would have found the problem and taken steps
to prevent injuries caused by the slip and fall accident.
Often people react to a slip and fall at retail store by thinking it
is entirely their own fault. Yet, what they may not realize is
that the store failed to conduct regularly sweeps of the premises
or regularly inspected the premises for water or other items on the
floors. We have won damages when owners were lax in maintaining
the premises in a reasonably safe condition or their employees
made mistakes in maintaining the premises.
Trip And Fall Accidents
In hindsight, you might think that you should have seen the
hazard that made you trip. Most likely, other people have tripped
over the same obstacle but were lucky enough to escape injury or
others were injured but the owner failed to fix the problem.
Property owners can be liable for the tripping hazard if they created
the dangerous condition, if they knew or should have known about a
safety issue and failed to correct it, or due to a building code
Do You Have a Case?
We have prevailed in numerous slip
and fall and trip and fall cases, even in cases where other
attorneys have declined the case. We have secured substantial
settlements and verdicts in cases across
greater Los Angeles, winning compensation for people with serious
and permanent injuries.
In these types of case, prompt investigation to preserve
evidence and the skill of your attorney can make or break your
claim for damages. If you believe the negligence of a business or
property owner caused your accident, contact us immediately at (866)
976-1299 so that we can document the dangerous condition before it
is corrected. We provide contingency representation and can visit
you at home or the hospital if you are unable to travel.