How Slip and Fall Lawsuits Work in California
Property owners have an obligation to ensure their premises are safe for all authorized visitors. When a person suffers serious injuries in an accident caused by a dangerous property condition, it is commonly referred you as a “slip and fall” accident and the property owner can be liable for the victim’s injuries.
If you sustained severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a slip and fall accident in Southern California, it is in your best interest to contact the Los Angeles Injury Group as soon as possible. Call (310) 954-7248 to have our Los Angeles personal injury attorney review your case and discuss your legal options.
First Steps Following Slip and Fall Accident
When a person has been injured in a slip and fall accident, the most obvious need is usually getting the victim medical attention. Even when a person does not think he or she was hurt, it is still wise for that individual to have his or her condition evaluated by a medical professional to ensure no injuries with delayed symptoms were suffered.
A victim will also want to be sure to take multiple pictures of the hazard or unsafe property condition that caused his or her injuries. If the victim is unable to do this because of the need for medical care, a friend or family member should try to take photographs before the evidence disappears.
Finally, when an accident occurs in a place of business, the victim will want to make sure a report is filed with the manager on duty or some other authorized personnel.
Determining Slip and Fall Compensation
After a person is injured in a slip and fall accident in California, one of the first parties he or she will usually be contacted by is the insurance company for the property owner. You should avoid speaking to any insurance company representatives until you have legal representation.
All insurers share a goal of paying as little as possible to resolve injury claims. Even when an agent seems sincere about making sure a victim is taken care of, most conversations are used to get victims to unknowingly make damaging statements in which they either accept some responsibility for causing the accident or question the severity of their injuries.
An experienced lawyer can handle these conversations with insurers on your behalf and negotiate a fair and full settlement that provides all of the compensation you are entitled to for your medical bills, lost income, and other damages. If an insurance company is unwilling to provide a satisfactory settlement offer, the Los Angeles Injury Group is not afraid to file a lawsuit to have the case heard and decided by a jury.
Find a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney in California
Did you sustain catastrophic injuries or was your loved one killed in a slip and fall accident in the Los Angeles area? Do not speak to any insurance company without first contacting the Los Angeles Injury Group.
Our experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can fight to make sure you get all of the compensation you need and deserve. You can receive a free consultation to have our firm provide a complete evaluation of your case as soon as you call (310) 954-7248 or contact us online today.