Slip and Fall Accidents in Los Angeles
A Premises Liability Case
Under the United States Tort Law, slipping or tripping and falling is a personal injury claim stating that a property owner negligently allowed conditions to exist that presented an obvious danger and failed to warn the victim of the adherent danger. If you entered into a building or onto a property where you were unaware of dangers that would cause you to fall, you are not at fault. Falling because of a faulty step, uneven ground or wet and slippery conditions can cause painful injuries. Spinal complications, head trauma, broken bones, hip and joint problems, abrasions, fractured tailbones and facial injuries can cause high medical bills and require lengthy recoveries. You are eligible for compensation for your injuries.
Defending Your Case
Often times if a lawsuit is filed, the defending party will try to say that the victim of the slip and fall is at fault. Insurance companies will try to ask leading questions to dismiss the case or provide as little compensation as possible. To have a strong personal injury case, it is necessary that you prove that you are not to blame. If you slipped under dangerous conditions such as spilled water on a restaurant floor, you are not at fault. It should have been the responsibility of the restaurant owners and staff to clean the mess before someone was hurt. Perhaps you slipped down a flight of stairs because of a poorly-lit stairwell? This is a building code violation and proves that you are not at fault. The plaintiff must also prove that they you did not fall because of your own carelessness. Proving that the danger was there the whole time and the negligence of the owner of the premise was what caused the accident can help build a strong personal injury case.