Proving that, no matter how much power and money you may have, you’re as susceptible to injury as any of the rest of us, media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, has apparently been confined to bed for several weeks, following a slip and fall accident on board his son’s yacht. The accident is reported to have taken place on Lachlan Murdoch’s yacht, as Murdoch, his wife Jerry Hall, and others celebrated the new year in the Caribbean. According to sources, Mr. Murdoch was taken off the yacht by helicopter and spent some time recovering in a Los Angeles hospital, before returning home to convalesce. As a result of the slip and fall accident, he was unable to attend a party thrown at his Bel Air winery on February 11, with Jerry Hall instead of taking his place at the event organized to thank the Los Angeles Fire Department for their tremendous efforts during December’s wildfires.
Have You Sustained a Slip and Fall Injury in Los Angeles?
If so, an expert Los Angeles premises liability attorney could channel their knowledge and experience into recovering the compensation you deserve. Slip and fall accidents occur all too often and, as the tale of Rupert Murdoch’s fall demonstrates can happen anywhere, at any time. Generally happening in seconds, a slip and fall accident could leave you with devastating head injuries, back injuries, broken bones, and, in the worst scenarios, can lead to wrongful death. While accidents will happen from time to time, oftentimes a slip and fall accident could have been avoided if the premises owner had taken reasonable steps to either rectify an existing problem or taken precautions to protect the safety of visitors.
A Los Angeles premises liability attorney can help you file a claim relating to any kind of slip and fall accident, whether it occurred in a residential or commercial building. While there may be all manner of factors contributing to your accident, some of the slip and fall incidents we deal with regularly include:
- Those caused by any dangerous conditions in a property
- Slipping on a floor that has been made wet by a leaking roof
- Tripping over uneven, or poorly maintained, sidewalks
- Tripping over pipes protruding from the floor in a shopping mall
- Slipping and falling due to a lack of signage on a recently waxed or washed floor
How a Los Angeles Slip and Fall Attorney Can Help
When you have sustained injuries due to a slip and fall incident in any kind of premises, you should be able to recover damages for the pain, suffering, lost wages, and other expenses you incur as a result. However, proving that the property owner was at fault can be tricky.
A skilled premises liability lawyer can help you prove that:
- The property owner knew that a problem existed, and did not correct it
- The possessor caused the dangerous condition
- There was sufficient time for the problem to have been fixed