Woodland Hills Slip & Fall Lawyer
We Can Seek Compensation for Injuries You Suffered After a Slip and Fall
A slip and fall on someone else's property could cause you to suffer injuries that result in medical bills and lost wages. If the accident was due to the property owner's negligence, you might have grounds for a personal injury claim or lawsuit and seek compensation for damages. Because of the complexities of these cases, taking legal action is not always easy, especially when you are recovering. Fortunately, you can have an attorney represent you and take care of the legal details on your behalf.
At the Law Offices of Ali Taheripour, we are ready to provide the legal representation you need. Our Woodland Hills slip and fall attorney recognizes the painful and lasting effects this type of accident can have on your life. That is why we will deliver personalized counsel throughout your case. Our approach involves developing an individualized strategy for you by getting to know you as a person and gaining an in-depth understanding of the circumstances leading up to your accident. Although many personal injury cases settle out of court, we will prepare as if it will go to trial. That way, if your matter must go this route, we can present your case in front of a judge or jury.
We deliver high-quality service. Please arrange a consultation by calling us at (818) 629-1121 or contacting us online today.
Establishing Negligence in a California Slip and Fall Case
In a slip and fall case, several people could be liable, including the property owner, lessee, or occupants. When bringing a claim or a lawsuit, it is your burden to prove that the responsible party was negligent and that was the proximate cause of your accident.
A property owner may be considered negligent if:
- They were aware that a hazardous condition existed on the premises, creating an unreasonable risk of harm to others.
- They did not take reasonable steps to rectify the situation, such as repairing any damage or warning visitors of the danger.
In other words, the property owner did not act in a way that a prudent person would have under the same circumstances.
It is not enough to show that the property owner was negligent. You must also demonstrate that they were responsible for maintaining safe premises, and their failure to do so led to an injury-causing accident resulting in damages.
To do this, you must prove the following four elements:
- The property owner owed you a duty of care,
- They breached that duty of care,
- Because of that breach, you slipped and fell, suffering injury, and
- Your injury resulted in damages (compensatory losses and expenses).
Establishing negligence and a breach of duty of care requires presenting evidence to support your claims. That is why it’s crucial to take certain steps following your accident.
Below are some of the things you can do after a slip and fall to build your case:
- Take pictures of the scene. If you’re able to get several photos of the area you slipped and fell.
- Get witness contact information. If anyone saw the accident, be sure to get their name, phone number, or other contact details. They can be called upon to corroborate your story.
- Record what led to the accident. Take notes of what you were doing before the accident and any other details you can remember that are relevant to your case.
- Report the incident. If there is a system on the premises to report accidents, be sure to let the appropriate individual know.
- Find out who’s in charge of the property. Get the owner’s, lessee’s, or occupant’s information. You need this to bring a claim against the correct person.
- Get medical attention. Be sure to see your doctor for a full examination. Even though you might not immediately feel pain, you may have suffered underlying harm that can be revealed after your physician assesses your injuries.
Developing your arguments for your case can be complicated. At the Law Offices of Ali Taheripour, our slip and fall lawyer in Woodland Hills will review everything you’ve gathered, conduct an extensive investigation, and review all reports, logs, and pertinent information to craft a strategy just for you.
How Much Is My Slip and Fall Case Worth in CA?
Slips and falls can result in substantial harm.
Examples of injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Wrist or ankle injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
These injuries often require extensive and long-term medical care. They may also prevent you from working or taking care of everyday obligations. Because of this, your slip and fall accident may lead to hefty financial burdens. But as a victim, you should not be held accountable for covering expenses and losses arising from an accident in which someone else is to blame. You can and should pursue financial recovery.
By pursuing a personal injury case, you can seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages, such as:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Because no two cases are the same, it would not be easy even to give an estimate of what your case is worth. The value of your claim will depend on several factors, such as the severity of your injuries.
Additionally, California works off the comparative negligence rule. Under this rule, if you are found to be partially at fault for your accident, the amount of money you receive will be reduced by your percentage of fault. The responsible party’s insurance company will keep this in mind as they investigate. The company’s representative may try to prove that you are partly to blame. For instance, they might say that you were looking at your phone while walking or were in an area restricted to guests.
Our Woodland Hills slip and fall attorney will evaluate your case and determine a fair settlement amount. Throughout negotiations with the insurance company, we will fight aggressively to seek just compensation. And if talks are unsuccessful, we will be ready to take your case to court and have a judge or jury decide the matter.
What’s the Statute of Limitations for a Slip and Fall Lawsuit in California?
The statute of limitations refers to how long you have to bring a civil action. The specific statute of limitation for your case may vary so it is important you reach out to an attorney right away.
When you factor in everything, you need to be prepared to assure diligent legal representation. If you try to pursue the matter after the statute of limitations has passed, you will forfeit your right to seek any financial recovery.
Get Started on Your Case Today
Because of the nuances involved in a slip and fall matter, it’s imperative that you retain the services of a skilled attorney immediately. When you hire the Law Offices of Ali Taheripour, we’ll get started on building your case right away.
To schedule your consultation, please contact us at (818) 629-1121.
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