Have you been injured? Thousands of people are injured from Slip & Falls every year. These incidents typically occur at restaurants, grocery stores, private residences, workplace, amusement parks/stadiums, shopping malls and construction sites. We at Gould & Jefferson understand that this may be a difficult time for people who have been injured, and our team of attorneys take each case with the required compassion for you in order make sure that you are receiving the best treatment, while also ensuring that you are adequately compensated for your damages. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Slip and Fall, it is important to talk to a Los Angeles Slip and Fall Lawyer. Gould & Jefferson of Beverly Hills has experienced and dedicated attorneys standing by to assist you. Call (310) 899-9529 now to schedule a free 1- hour consultation with our team of attorneys.
Slip and Fall Information
The common factors for a slip and fall incident are typically wet floors, defective stairs, and rough patches on the ground. Slip and Fall cases are a subset of Premises Liability, which will allow victims of slip and falls to recover from the landowners, landlords, or their insurance providers. In order to recover under a premises liability theory, we must generally look for Negligence (fault) of another party.
Property Owners often try to push fault back on the injured party in order to avoid or minimize their own liability in incident. In these cases, it is important to look at whether the property owner (example: restaurant owner) acted reasonably under the circumstances. In order to determine the reasonableness, we must determine if the landowner made regular and thorough efforts to keep the property safe and free of dangerous conditions.
A few of the many factors to consider…
- Regular procedure for examining, cleaning or repairing the premise?
- The length that the dangerous condition (wet floor) remained without proper cleaning or fixing.
- Were there ant warning signs?
- Comparative Negligence
This arises when the injured victim is at fault or partially at fault for his/her own injuries. The courts will deny or reduce liability of the landowner in proportion to the victims own fault. In order to determine comparative negligence, we look at the victim’s own carelessness. Here are a few factors to think about.
- Would a normal person anticipate the dangerous condition?
- Would a normal person have noticed the dangerous condition?
Hire a Knowledgeable Los Angeles Slip and Fall Lawyer
Insurance companies are always determined to undermine claims by delving into victim’s medical records, social media records, and criminal history. They try to take any information available to assert that the injury is not as serious as being claimed and/or that is was not caused the defendant in the situation.
Gould & Jefferson of Beverly Hills has knowledgeable Slip and fall Attorneys that know how to deal with insurance companies in order to overcome these arguments and tactics that they use. This is why it is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable team of Slip and Fall Lawyers fighting by your side. Call (310) 899-9529 to speak with the Best Los Angeles Slip and Fall Lawyers.