A slip and fall accident can happen to anyone at any time — at work, while running errands at the bank, grocery store, local shopping center, or even when visiting a loved one — and occur way more often than you may think. In fact, injuries caused by slips and falls account for over 1 million hospital emergency room visits each year. This specific classification of a personal injury case is reserved for instances when a person slips and falls as a result of dangerous or hazardous conditions on the property they’re visiting.
When someone is injured while visiting a business or some other commercial, public, or private property, the owner of the property may be liable for the financial burden of recovery from those injuries. If it can be proved that their negligence or recklessness led to unsafe conditions that ultimately resulted in the accident, they can be held responsible for that.
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If you or a loved one has been injured by a slip and fall accident, your top priority should be recovery, which can be difficult to focus on when overwhelmed by financial stress. At Rice & Bloomfield, LLP, we can help you determine if you have a reasonable case for compensation against the responsible party. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we can fight to recover just compensation for the costs of your medical bills and lost wages, as well as any emotional distress or permanent physical disability you have suffered as a result.
We understand how damaging these injuries can be to your life. Our goal is to alleviate the stress you're under and secure the best possible outcome for your case. Don't wait to contact our Encino-based law firm and put our experience to work for you.
Common Causes of Slip and Falls
Generally, in personal injury cases of a slip and fall accident, the injured person must prove that the property owner failed to maintain safe conditions by recklessly creating a dangerous situation or failing to fix a hazardous one. The property owner may also be responsible if they did not warn you of a potentially precarious condition on their grounds (even if it was not caused by them directly).
Some of the more common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Inadequate Warning
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Poor Lighting
- Torn Carpeting
- Uneven Surfaces
- Wet Surfaces
- Weather-Related Conditions (such as rain, ice, or snow)
Negligence can be difficult to prove in these types of cases but is an essential factor in placing responsibility for your injury on the property owner. With knowledgeable legal advocates on your side, you have a better chance at a successful outcome for your case.
Types of Slip and Fall Injuries
While the thought of experiencing a slip and fall may not be as intimidating as other types of accidents, the truth is that their resulting injuries can be just as severe. Some of the different injuries sustained in slip and fall cases include:
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Cuts & Bruises
- Head Injuries
- Hip, Knee, or Shoulder Damage
- Muscle Strain
- Spine/Nerve Damage
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
The effects of these incidents can clearly vary from minor to severe and life-threatening. Regardless of the cause or state of your injuries, you should seek professional medical attention immediately following a slip and fall accident to fully understand the extent of your injuries and the path to recovery.
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When a slip and fall injury causes you to miss work, accumulate unexpected medical bills, and/or alters your quality of life — you may be eligible for compensation to help you recover. Call Rice & Bloomfield, LLP to help you uncover if you have grounds for such a case to compensation. We’ll fight for the best possible outcome to cover your suffered damages and loss.
Slip & Fall Attorneys in Los Angeles, California
If you are struggling to recover from injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident in the Southern California area, and if you believe those injuries are due to a property owner's negligence, call the Encino-based office of Rice & Bloomfield, LLP today. Put our experience as personal injury attorneys to work for you. Reach out now for a free consultation.
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