There is a myth of the slip and fall ‘victim’ who daintily injures herself while heading into the grocery store, or the homeless man who posts up outside a business, waiting for it to ‘rain’ so he can ‘accidentally’ slip and fall and recover millions of dollars from the ‘negligent’ business. Not surprisingly, this is rarely how it happens in real life. While the Los Angeles court system is undoubtedly fraught with fraud, frivolous litigation, and revenge lawsuits, slip and fall injuries can be real, devastating, and worth every penny that is ultimately received in a subsequent lawsuit fought on behalf of the victim.
Public establishments owe a duty of care to their customers. This legal duty includes a duty to keep the premises in a safe condition that is free from hazards and has appropriate warnings posted. When a Los Angeles business fails to meet that duty and a customer is injured, they are responsible for the associated consequences; which can include footing the bill for medial costs for future and ongoing injuries, compensation for lost wages while the victim is receiving medial care, and the pain and suffering experienced by the victim. Most business owners are very aware of this duty and their heightened responsibility and many are prone to settle rather than go through an extensive litigation process that will cost more than the resulting injuries.
Many slip and fall accidents are easily prevented — if property owners take the steps necessary to protect visitors. An experienced slip and fall lawyer will work with you, the innocent victim, to ensure irresponsible property owners take responsibility for their actions – through financial compensation. These catastrophic accidents can happen suddenly, without warning, and can cause serious bodily harm. Unfortunately, people of all ages and ethnicities can be seriously injured and left with sky rocketing medical bills and serious amounts of pain.
Because of the complexity of laws surrounding Los Angeles personal injury accidents, pursuing a case on your own is not only difficult, but in some cases, almost impossible.If you have been injured at a public establishment, contact a personal injury attorney who is experienced in the nuances of these types of injury for advice and counsel about your situation. You deserve to have the responsible party pay for injuries suffered and the subsequent pain and losses suffered.
For more information on all types of personal injury lawsuits, including slip and fall accidents in Los Angeles, contact the aggressive trial lawyers at BIKLAW today.