Slip & Fall Attorney Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, CA
For many, falling in public is embarrassing, but far worse than any embarrassment is the serious injuries that such an incident may cause. The elderly are at a particularly high risk of suffering broken bones and other catastrophic injuries if they slip, trip or fall. At E&L, LLP, we help clients across Los Angeles and the surrounding areas who have been injured in slip and fall accidents. We take on cases involving stairway accidents, escalator accidents, wet floors, dangerous sidewalks, poorly lit walkways, and more.
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Helping victims of slip & fall accidents in California
One of the troubling things about slip, trip, and fall accidents is they are largely preventable. If property owners took reasonable measures to keep their premises free from the hazards that cause these accidents, they could prevent countless injuries.
It is a matter of properly inspecting, maintaining, and repairing property grounds and placing warning signs if a hazard is present and has not yet been remedied. If landowners are negligent in maintaining property grounds and slip and fall occur, victims may be able to hold them liable. Slip and falls generally fall under the area of premises liability law, which includes injuries that occur on another’s property.
For a plaintiff to effectively prove liability in such a case, it will be necessary to establish:
- The defendant (at-fault party) owns or manages the property in question;
- The defendant was negligent in keeping this property reasonably safe from hazards through improper inspection, maintenance, or repairs, or failed to warn visitors of hazards;
- The plaintiff was injured; and
- The defendant’s negligence caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
The burden of proof in personal injury cases involving slip and fall accidents is less than the burden of proof required in criminal cases (beyond all shadow of a doubt). Rather, a plaintiff in a slip and fall case must prove the defendant’s fault based on a preponderance of the evidence.
This means that it must be enough to show that it is “more than likely” true. If a plaintiff can prove the four aforementioned points based on a preponderance of the evidence, he or she may be able to recover compensation from a landowner for medical bills, future medical treatment, lost earnings, loss of potential earnings, pain, suffering, and emotional trauma.
Involve a Personal Injury Lawyer
Proving fault in a slip and fall injury claim is not easy, particularly if the hazard that caused your accident has since been repaired or the property owner claims you were to blame. You need a competent attorney who can utilize the services of investigators and expert witnesses to evaluate the circumstances surrounding your accident and then prove how the property owner was negligent. You need an attorney who can also prove the true and fair value of your claim to help you recover a maximum settlement or jury award.
Entrust Your Case to E&l, Llp
E&L, LLP, has cultivated attorneys who are prepared to represent plaintiffs in complex personal injury, product liability, and car accident cases. If you have questions about your rights and options following an automobile defect, our team is readily available to help.