What to Do When You Fall on Someone Else’s Property
A “slip and fall” accident occurs when a person is injured by tripping, slipping, falling, or some other accident because of a dangerous condition on someone’s property. These accidents can happen in residential homes, commercial properties, government buildings, or outdoors. When you have suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to get a settlement to pay for your medical bills and your pain and suffering. Call the Law Offices of Koorosh Shahrokh today to have one of our San Fernando Valley personal injury lawyers review your claim.
Dangerous Conditions on Property in San Fernando Valley
There are many different types of dangerous conditions that can result in an injury to an unsuspecting guest on a property. All of these types of conditions can cause serious injuries, including broken bones, muscular injuries, head injuries, and lacerations. When these conditions are the result of negligent maintenance or cleaning by the property owner, the injured person has a right to compensation. Here are a few of the types of accidents that our firm has helped victims with:
- Slippery Surfaces: Just like the name “slip and fall” suggests, a slippery surface can cause serious injury to someone who is walking on the surface. These accidents can be the result of water on an outside surface, or something like spilled milk on an interior surface.
- Trip Hazards: A person can also be seriously injured when they trip and fall. Things like pulled-up carpeting, objects on the ground, uneven floorboards, wires, or poor lighting can all lead to serious tripping accidents.
- Stair Hazards:Falling down stairs or even just one step can cause serious injuries. Broken steps, rotted steps, broken or missing handrails, and other conditions can cause a person to fall down stairs. These injuries are often serious, and can even lead to death.
How a Slip and Fall Lawsuit Works and How an Attorney Can Help
When you have suffered a slip and fall injury, you need to remember that it may not have been your fault. Sometimes, slip and fall victims delay their decision to file a claim because they feel embarrassed or clumsy. But slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, and if your accident was caused by a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you need to exercise your right to file a personal injury claim as soon as possible. There is a very strict time limit on filing a claim. When one of the experienced San Fernando Valley slip and fall lawyers at our office files your claim, they will work with the person, company, or insurance carrier to get a settlement for you. If your claim is denied, or if the defendant is being unreasonable in the settlement process, our attorneys will take the claim to court to make sure you receive a reasonable amount for your injuries. If you have been injured in a slip and fall, call the Law Offices of Koorosh Shahrokh today to schedule a consultation.