Slip and fall accidents occur when a dangerous condition on another person’s property causes them to trip, slip, or otherwise fall and injuries result. These are unfortunately common across the state of California. Slip and fall accidents are no joke, and the injuries that result can be catastrophic, and sometimes even fatal. It’s important to hold property owners to the vital safety standards set forth in California law to prevent these dangers from persisting.
If you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall accident, trust MI ABOGADO to help you get justice by holding the property owner accountable for their negligence. We will fight tirelessly so you can the maximum possible settlement. Our team, based in Los Angeles but proudly serving clients across the state of California, has represented over a quarter of a million clients like you with a 96% success rate.
Through this experience, we have come to understand that the last thing victims of slip and fall accidents and their families need is to be burdened further just to seek justice for what they’ve lost. That’s why we accept all slip and fall accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay us a cent until we win you just compensation. Let’s fight for you, your family, and your future, and we’ll fight relentlessly to maximize your settlement. We are ready to start advocating for you today.
What is a Slip and Fall Accident?
Slip and fall accidents fall under the umbrella of premises liability law, which sets forth standards that property owners must maintain their property maintained to in order to ensure that the premises are safe for visitors and guests. This law treats all property owners – private, public, and commercial – alike, requiring safety standards and warnings of any hazardous conditions and potential dangers.
Slip and fall accidents occur when an individual loses their balance and falls due to hazardous conditions on another person’s property. Slip and falls can occur anywhere, from a friend’s house to a neighbor’s backyard, from a pharmacy to a giant warehouse store, and from private property to government property.
When a slip and fall accident occurs and a victim is injured as a result because the property owner failed to maintain their property, repair any hazards, or warn of potential danger, the victim can bring forth a premises liability lawsuit. This lawsuit will establish that the owner was negligent, and to what degree they were negligent. It is possible to recover from a slip and fall accident in California even if the victim was partially at fault. They’ll simply recover the percentage of the injury that wasn’t their fault. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help victims minimize their fault and maximize their settlement.
In all negligence cases in California, each side of the case tries to assign more of the blame to the other to avoid giving injured victims their rightful payout. In slip and fall cases, insurance companies and aggressive attorneys make it their mission to undervalue, delay, or altogether deny culpability in slip and fall accidents, and will pursue every avenue to push the blame to the victim. Let us fight back aggressively, advocating for you, telling your story, and shielding you from liability. MI ABOGADO doesn’t stand for blaming the victim.
Common Causes For These Accidents in California
There are countless reasons that any person may fall, and just as many lead to slip and fall accidents. Some may be caused in part by our own lack of caution, but most are caused by dangerous conditions on the part of the property owner including:
- Wet, slippery, or icy floors
- Uneven or damaged flooring
- Poorly secured rugs
- Uneven or improperly installed carpeting
- Clutter and debris
- Damaged stairs
- Improperly functioning or missing handrails
- Poor lighting
- Negligent maintenance of the property
- Lack of proper signs
- Failure to take action to fix a potential hazard
Common Injuries Involved In These Types Of Accidents
As in any fall, there is a wide range of injuries that can occur following a slip and fall accident. These most typically include:
- Scrapes, cuts, and lacerations
- Soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains
- Joint damage
- Broken bones
- Head injuries, including concussions, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries including herniated disk and spinal cord injuries
- Emotional damage and distress
What Damages Are Available in Slip and Fall Accident Claims?
The circumstances surrounding every slip and fall, along with the resulting injuries, are unique. As such, it’s hard to put a number or value on what damages could be awarded without considering the unique factors of each case, such as the location of the injury, the cause, the severity, along the victim’s prior health, earning potential, and occupation.
The damages most commonly awarded following a slip and fall accident include, but are not limited to:
- Medical treatment
- Physical therapy
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and future income
- Diminished earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Permanent disability and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Attorney’s fees and associated legal costs
How California Personal Injury Law Firm MI ABOGADO Can Help You Get Justice
MI ABOGADO has served nearly 300,000 injured clients like you, with 96% seeing compensation for their losses. We understand that, following a slip and fall accident, the last thing you need is to get involved in a complex legal battle about contributory negligence, liability, and damages when you should be focusing on your recovery, your family, and your future. That’s why we make it our mission to take some of that pressure off your shoulders. You focus on what matters most, and let us take care of the rest.
Our comprehensive services start on day one as our client. The first thing we do is put our expansive network of trusted medical professionals across the state of California to work because nothing matters more than your health. Once we know your physical recovery is in the best possible hands and you’re on the road to feeling better, then we start building the strongest possible case.
Slip and fall accidents present some unique challenges, so you need an advocate who is prepared to go the extra mile to build the strongest possible case. MI ABOGADO will thoroughly investigate the premises and the circumstances surrounding your fall. We will then sift through every potential piece of evidence and interview every possible witness. We will obtain medical records and find expert witnesses if necessary to establish the severity of your injury and how it impacted you, and we will fight the insurance companies and lawyers aggressively, trying to reach a settlement that accurately reflects the entirety of your injuries and losses. If we cannot reach a settlement that truly addresses the magnitude of your harm, we are prepared to take your case before a judge and jury so you can see justice and rightful compensation.
MI ABOGADO’s core belief is that bigger isn’t always better. Better service is better. Founding Attorney Javaheri worked for one of those big law firms and was horrified by how clients were regarded by the people they were putting their trust in. Their concerns were pushed off to case managers, who, despite the name, are customer service professionals and have no legal training. Their actual casework was then pushed off to inexperienced associates and paralegals with minimal oversight. That’s why Attorney Javaheri founded MI ABOGADO, where he does things differently, limiting the number of active cases he takes to ensure that he is present with and available to every client who trusts MI ABOGADO with their case.
Contact Our Experienced Los Angeles Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Today
MI ABOGADO takes slip-and-fall cases on a contingency fee basis because you shouldn’t have to add exorbitant attorney’s fees to your list of worries just to see justice for what you’ve lost. We don’t take any fees upfront. In fact, we only get paid when you do. Our team proudly serves clients across the state of California from our home office in Los Angeles. We have implemented sophisticated technology allowing us to offer relentless, responsive, and reliable representation to clients from San Diego to San Jose and beyond!
We offer free and confidential consultations and second opinions. Contact us today so we can help you see justice and the maximum possible settlement for your losses.