A slip and fall accident can cause severe head injury, back injury, fractures and other forms of personal injury. In very extreme cases, it can sadly end in wrongful death. All too often, these accidents could have been prevented if the owner of the property had simply fixed a problem that he or she knew existed or taken proper precautions. In these cases, property owners are guilty of negligence and they should be held responsible. A Los Angeles slip and fall attorney is there to help you through the process and obtain the appropriate compensation for your injuries.
Slip and fall accidents happen in the blink of an eye and can leave a lasting effect on the victim. The majority of slip and fall accidents can be prevented especially indoor ones. We can handle cases that took place on any commercial or residential property, including those related to:
These are a few examples of accidents but there are many other causes. Proving fault in a slip and fall case can be complicated. Attorneys will need to prove that the accident was caused by a dangerous condition that was known to the owner or possessor. It is also required that the victim was presented with an unreasonable risk and that could not have been anticipated or avoided. A few things to keep in mind when proving fault are:
In many slip and fall or trip and fall cases, the opposition will try to blame the victim. This is called comparative fault. They will claim that it was the victim’s responsibility to watch for slippery surfaces and obstacles. We know that even when people act with a reasonable degree of safety, they may fall victim to dangerous property conditions.
A Los Angeles slip and fall attorney works diligently to prove the fault of the owner or possessors. Attorney Howard C Kornberg will seek maximum compensation for the injury and suffering caused because of the incident. Our attorneys will seek monetary compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, incidental expense and loss of earning capacity associated with the slip and fall. When we take a case, our intention is to channel our more than 30 years of experience, knowledge and creativity into building a strategy to win. You deserve a Los Angeles slip and fall attorney who will put forth every effort to see that your case is a success. If you have been the victim of a slip and fall in Los Angeles, contact us for a consultation.