Property owners in California have a legal obligation to keep their property safe from obvious hazards within a reasonable time frame. If a property owner fails to take care of hazards, people on the premises can slip and fall and injure themselves. Though some people may think slip and fall accidents are not serious, they can lead to severe damage such as broken and fractured bones, spinal cord injuries, and even whiplash. If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you could claim compensation from one or more parties.
If an unattended hazard caused you injury, you can get compensation to cover medical costs needed to treat that injury. You may be able to file a personal injury claim against the property owner, and could even file claims against a third party who caused the injury, such as a product manufacturer. Proving fault in a claim can be complex. In a premises liability claim, you have to prove that the property owner did or should have known about the hazard, and they failed to adequately safeguard the area.
When you work with the exceptional attorneys with Heimanson & Wolf, LLP, Attorneys at Law, we can help you prove fault. Evidence such as CCTV, medical records, or employee and witness testimony can help prove the fault of the property owner, and your attorney can gather that evidence. Our attorneys can help you file your claims and ensure everything has the greatest chance of success. When you work with an attorney, you can take time to rest and heal while they take care of getting your compensation.
Property owners have a legal requirement to provide reasonable care and upkeep of safe grounds. Failing to meet the standard of basic safety means the owner can be liable for damages.
When you file a premises liability claim, you must prove fault. Though you could be partially responsible for the accident, as long as your percent fault is less than the property owner’s, you can claim compensation. To prove premises liability, you have to prove the following:
These elements together make a compelling premises liability claim. An attorney can use depositions to obtain essential evidence in premises liability claims, as it can show how the Los Angeles property owner was maintaining their property, and what policies were in place to ensure safe grounds.
An attorney can make the process of filing quicker and earn you more compensation. Many people are unaware of the damages that are available to their case. An attorney can help you calculate lost wages, lost earning capacity, current and future medical costs, and even pain and suffering damages. They will negotiate on your behalf, using their experience to win you as much compensation as possible.
Many people who have suffered an injury are understandably worried about the cost of an attorney — but at Heimanson & Wolf, LLP, Attorneys at Law, our personal injury services are based on a contingency fee. You only have to pay us legal fees if we win your case.
California law requires that property owners keep their grounds reasonably safe. This means hazards and dangerous conditions are fixed or that effective safeguard measures are taken if immediate fixing isn’t possible. Property owners are responsible for these hazardous conditions being addressed in a reasonable amount of time. If the owner is negligent in these duties and someone is injured from the hazard, the owner can be held financially liable.
The settlement for a slip-and-fall accident depends on many of the case’s unique circumstances. This includes the severity of the injury, how long recovery is expended to be, how negligent the property owner was in failing to address the hazard, and if the injured party had some amount of fault. In California, the person filing the claim can be responsible for less than 50% before they can no longer claim compensation. The percent fault of the injured party will be the percentage that their final settlement is reduced by.
Yes, you can file a premises liability claim, and any personal injury claim, regardless of your immigration and documentation status. Any person injured because of someone’s negligence has the right in California to file for compensation. If you were injured or you lost a loved one because of the fault of another party, you can receive compensation for medical costs, loss of companionship, and loss of income. The attorneys at Heimanson & Wolf, LLP, Attorneys at Law want to provide a secure place for you to file a claim.
The statute of limitations for a California premises liability claim is two years. If you don’t file a claim in that time, you lose your right to compensation. It’s also better to file your claim as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the more likely that you will lose essential evidence like video footage or reliable witness testimony, and it will be harder to prove the property owner was at fault for your injury.
Contact us to see how we can help you cover damages from a slip-and-fall accident in Los Angeles. CA.