A lawyer can help you with your slip and fall case from beginning to end. If you reach out to our premises liability law firm in Los Angeles today, we will provide a case review for free and determine if you qualify to take legal action. This is a complimentary consultation that includes an evaluation of the facts of the case, meant to determine whether or not it is possible to establish and prove negligence on the part of the property owner or occupier where the fall occurred.
If we believe negligence occurred and we can prove it, we will propose a strategy to develop a case and take legal action, if necessary, to hold the at-fault party accountable.
A Lawyer Can Take Steps to Build a Case for Compensation
If you decide to work together and pursue a claim, your lawyer will help you with your slip and fall case in several ways. This includes:
Assigning liability in your case is one of the foremost responsibilities of your lawyer. In a slip and fall case, this is most commonly the property owner or a lease-holder. The liable party is generally the same party tasked with maintaining the property or repairing any fall hazards that may occur.
Proving negligence and liability in a case like this can be time-consuming and stressful. Your attorney will know the right steps to identify and collect evidence to prove your case, managing this process for you. This can greatly reduce the weight on your shoulders, allowing you to focus on your treatment and recovery from your injuries.
Identifying the Appropriate Jurisdiction
It is important that you know the proper jurisdiction to file your personal injury case. This is vital to ensure your lawyer files the right paperwork and follows the right protocols. Before taking any personal injury court action, your attorney will confirm the appropriate jurisdiction, likely the county where the fall occurred.
Proving Economic and Non-Economic Losses
It is important to document your accident-related losses and expenses so that you and your attorney understand what a fair award will look like. By gathering proof of the harm you suffered and putting a just price on your non-economic losses, it makes it possible to demand the insurance company pay you fairly or present a strong case for a court award at trial.
An attorney handling your case will go to work immediately, protecting your rights. This means managing all contact with the property owner and their insurer, as well as other involved parties.
Accountability and Financial Recovery Following a Slip and Fall Injury
One of the most important ways a premises liability lawyer can help you with your slip and fall case is to represent you in seeking a settlement agreement or court award. When successful, this process holds the liable party legally responsible and recovers compensation for the economic and non-economic losses you suffered.
Most premises liability cases do not go to trial. Instead, the victim and their attorney negotiate a fair settlement agreement with the defendant and their insurer. The premises liability attorney handling the case for the injured party will advocate for them, even when the process becomes complex.
When a slip and fall accident does need to go to trial, the legal team representing the victim will take steps to provide support, navigate the legal process, and reduce stress for their client. This includes:
- Meeting all deadlines
- Gathering evidence
- Identifying experts
- Interviewing witnesses
- Representing their interests in court
Pursuing a Los Angeles Slip and Fall Case
Under California Civil Code (CIV) §1714, property owners in California owe visitors a duty of care. This means that injury victims need not suffer further losses as a result of their falls. If you suffered injuries by no fault of your own, the negligent party who failed to prevent your fall should be accountable for your treatment and other expenses.
There is a statute of limitations on filing a civil lawsuit in premises liability cases, set at two years under California Code of Civil Procedures (CCP) §335.1. We may be able to take your case to court and seek compensation on your behalf before this date arrives if we cannot reach an out-of-court settlement agreement first.
Speak with Us Today about Your Potential Case
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our team does not shy away from tough cases. We will review the facts of your fall case for free and determine if we believe you have a case against the negligent property owner or a responsible occupier. If so, we may offer to handle your case on a contingency basis. You will pay nothing out of pocket to our firm. We only receive fees from your settlement.
Call (800) 223-5115 now to discuss your fall and injuries with us.