Slip and Fall
As what is arguably one of the most commonly cited areas of premises liability, slip and fall injuries affect millions of Americans every year. Second only to motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidences account for about 15 percent of all accidental deaths in the US, year after year. Causing a variety of physical problems, slip and fall accidents have been shown to cause brain trauma, broken bones, soft tissue injuries and disabilities.
Because building owners and managers have a duty under the law to protect their patrons and visitors from harm while on their premises, it is understood that they can be held liable if physical hazards caused a slip and fall; especially if they were aware of the problem and neglected to handle or remove the hazard in a timely or efficient manner. Under California law, all publicly accessed buildings and lands are obligated to maintain the safe condition of the property in order to protect both workers and visitors at all times.
Uneven floors and sidewalks, unattended spills and debris and even obvious obstacles can be cause for a lawsuit if proven to be the cause of a slip and fall accident. Requiring expert testimony, these cases can prove to be difficult if attempted by those without specific knowledge of personal injury law. If you believe that your slip and fall accident was the result of a careless or negligent building owner or manager, it is imperative that you receive professional, legal representation. At Los Angeles City Law, we offer compassionate service as well as aggressive advocacy for each of our clients. Begin your search for personal justice by contacting our Los Angeles law firm now. We promise a no-cost, no-obligation assessment of your case delivered by a qualified legal representative.