Slip, Trip & Fall Injuries in South Bay
Liability for a Slip and Fall Accident
When a person slips or trips and falls, it is common to assume that the accident victim is the only person who is responsible for the fall. This is not, however, always the case. On the contrary, many slip and fall and trip and fall accidents are directly attributable to some type of negligence on the part of another party. For example, the accident may have been a result of a grocery store manager's failure to have a spill on the floor cleaned or to place a Wet Floor sign to warn customers of the danger. Similarly, a property owner may be responsible for a trip and fall after failing to install proper lighting in a staircase, to clear debris from a walkway, or to repair a cracked sidewalk or broken stair step.
When this is the case, the slip and fall accident victim may have grounds to pursue financial compensation by filing a premises liability claim against the property owner. Your premises liability claim is based on the understanding that the owner, occupier, renter or other person in control of the property is responsible to take reasonable precautions to prevent such accidents. With success, you could recover monetary damages to pay for your medical expenses and lost income, as well as for the pain, suffering and emotional distress that you have been forced to experience.
Slip & Fall Injuries in Manhattan Beach, Torrance, El Segundo, and Redondo Beach
Many of those who experience slip and fall accidents are able to get right back up and walk away without any type of injury. Others are not so fortunate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the cause of more than one-third of all new cases of traumatic brain injury every year, and they account for one-fifth of spinal cord injuries. Whether you have suffered broken bones, whiplash or a life-changing catastrophic injury, contact us at Layfield & Wallace, APC for a free consultation with a South Bay personal injury attorney.