If you have been injured on another’s property due to negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages suffered, including resulting medical bills, lost income, and emotional trauma.
Premises liability is the area of law that encompasses personal injuries occurring on another’s property, such as slip and fall accidents and swimming pool injuries.
Property owners have an obligation to maintain reasonably safe conditions on their property if it is open to the public or authorized visitors. When a property owner fails to uphold this duty and someone is injured, they may be liable for any resulting damages.
Premises liability attorneys hold these property owners accountable for their negligence.
At MAJK Law, our highly-experienced premises liability team has been protecting the rights of accident and injury victims in Los Angeles County for decades. We have successfully represented countless clients in cases involving slips and falls, defective wiring, building code violations, poor construction, and inadequate security.
Why choose MAJK Law
At MAJK Law, our compassionate and trusted attorneys have more than 45 years of combined experience protecting the rights of accident and injury victims in and around Los Angeles County.
We will review the details of your case to determine the best legal strategy for moving forward. Our legal team can help you obtain the compensation you deserve by:
Investigating the incident and determining fault
Collecting and analyzing the police report
Communicating and negotiating with insurance companies and other involved parties
Drafting an insurance demand letter
Representing your interests in court
Ensuring that you have access to the maximum compensation to which you are entitled
If you have recently been involved in a slip and fall accident in Los Angeles County, it’s critical to contact a lawyer immediately. There is a two-year statute of limitations for slip and fall claims in California.
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Common premises liability accidents
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of premises liability accidents, but they are far from the only type.
Slip and fall accidents can occur due to failure to remove ice and snow from outdoor walkways, uneven pavement, defective staircases, indoor spills, and uneven or torn carpeting/flooring.
Swimming pool injuries and drownings: Even if a swimming pool is not open to the public or authorized visitors, the property owner may still be liable if a young child sneaks into the pool uninvited and is injured. Because the mere sight of a swimming pool can be enticing to a child, the owner of the pool is required to take extra security precautions.
For example, the pool must be enclosed by a high fence with a locked gate. Failure to properly and adequately secure the swimming pool can lead to a lawsuit if someone is injured or dies as a result.
Electrocution: Although electrocution injuries can occur anywhere, they are most common among workers in construction, installation, repairing, cleaning, and machine operations. In fact, about 80 percent of all fatal electrocutions occur in these industries, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Inadequate security: If you are injured on a property that is supposed to be closely monitored and secured by security guards and surveillance cameras, you may be able to obtain compensation by filing a lawsuit based on inadequate security.
When security guards are not present at shopping centers and other large campuses, or if poor lighting or broken locks contribute to injury, the property owner and/or security company may be liable for resulting damages.
If you were bitten by another person’s dog, that owner may be liable for any damages suffered, including medical bills, reconstruction surgery, lost income, and emotional trauma.
What you should do after a slip and fall accident
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, it is important to follow these steps:
Report the fall immediately.
If there are any witnesses, ask for their name and contact information.
Take pictures of visible injuries, such as cuts or bruises, and any factors that may have contributed to the fall, such as an icy walkway.
Be sure to document the time and date of the accident, as well as the exact location at which it occurred (for example, the back section of aisle 10 at Home Depot).
Contact a Los Angeles slip and fall lawyer immediately. There is a two-year statute of limitations for slip and fall claims in California. This essentially means that you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim, but even minor delays can severely limit your ability to obtain compensation. For starters, memories of important details fade with time.
Furthermore, the severity of your injuries may be called into question if you wait until the last minute to file an injury claim.
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If you have been involved in a premises liability accident in California, our lawyers at MAJK Law are available 24/7 to help! Book a free online consultation to get started today.
In the United States, the average slip and fall settlement is between $15 thousand and $45 thousand dollars, but this amount can vary widely. In fact, many slip and fall settlements are between $100 thousand and $500 thousand, and some are more than $1 million.
Compensation for straightforward costs, such as medical bills and lost income, is relatively easy to calculate. These economic damages can be measured almost to the dollar. Compensation for emotional pain and suffering, on the other hand, is not so clear-cut.
Even so, emotional trauma, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of companionship can be the most devastating aspects of a slip and fall injury. As such, pain and suffering damage awards can be significant.
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