Orange County Slip & Fall Attorney
Did you have a bad fall on someone else’s property? You have the right to walk free of hazards on any business’ or private person’s property, so long as you are not trespassing. Thankfully, those who do fall and injure themselves have the right to hold the property owner liable through a personal injury suit.
When you need to recover financial damages because you were hurt through no fault of your own, you need to speak with the highly-skilled Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Oaktree Law.
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Our dedication to recovering the maximum settlement possible means we can take on insurance companies without fear to ensure you get what you deserve. Our previous clients will tell you that we are fearless when it comes to negotiation because of our thorough knowledge of injury law.
Poorly lit hallways, broken handrails, and wet floors are the responsibility of the property owner to fix, especially if they have been present for a significant length of time.
Victims of slip and fall accidents can sustain serious injuries:
- Broken bones
- Sprained ligaments
- Head trauma
- Soft tissue damage
- Bulging discs and pinched nerves
Property owners are duty-bound to provide a safe environment and for keeping their property reasonably clear of risks that could injure those visitors with a legitimate reason for being there.
Such cases can are not always cut-and-dried since the victim’s actions are always taken into consideration. An aggressive Orange County slip and fall attorney from our firm can argue that you had every right to be where you were, and the property owner should have been aware of the hazard and acted to fix it.
How does liability work in Slip & Fall claims?
There are various factors to consider in slip and fall, also called premises liability, cases.
California law determines liability in such cases based on:
- Whether the owner caused the hazard
- If the owner knew of the hazard and failed to act upon it
- If a “reasonable” person would have found and fixed the hazard
- Whether there was a good reason for the hazard to be there
- If the area could have been made safer with the addition of a sign or barrier
- If poor visibility was a factor
Even if your actions were partly to blame for the accident, you should know that you can still recover partial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional trauma with the help of our slip and fall lawyers.
Call Oaktree Law as soon as you can to discuss the nature of your accident and injuries to plan your next steps. Our number one concern is your well-being and recovery, so get in touch with us right away—(562) 219-2979!