If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, it could be because of a business or property owner’s negligence. A Los Angeles slip and fall injury lawyer may be able to help you seek compensation.
Recovering from an injury is stressful enough without adding financial worries. You should focus on getting better, not concerning yourself with mounting medical bills or time lost at work. If someone else was responsible for your accident, they should be responsible for their share of the burdens your injury caused.
If you believe you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you seek awards for:
- Medical costs. This may include bills for doctor visits, surgical costs, medications, ongoing physical therapy, hospital stays, and more.
- Pain and suffering. Accidents can be traumatic. Sometimes, the damage is non-economic, but still causes mental anguish or physical pain. Examples of non-economic damages include awards for things like insomnia, scarring, or anxiety caused by your accident.
- Lost wages. If your accident caused you to miss time at work, you may be able to seek compensation for lost wages. Damages can be sought for future lost income if your accident left you unable to work in the same capacity as before your accident.
- Personal property. If you suffered property damage in a slip and fall accident, a lawyer may be able to help you recover damages for the cost of repair or replacement.
- Wrongful death. If your loved one passed away from injuries suffered during their accident, you may be able to seek compensation in their name.
Contact the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC at 800-647-3113 to discuss your case.
About Slip and Fall Accidents
A property owner acts negligently if they fail to show a reasonable “duty of care” when it comes to maintaining their property. Put simply, an owner is responsible for ensuring the safety of their property to the standards that a reasonable person would find legally acceptable.
Examples of negligence in a slip and fall accident might include a landlord who failed to install safety railings in a staircase, or a business that neglected to adequately light its premises.
Even if your slip and fall accident was partly your fault, you still may be able to seek damages. California follows a pure comparative negligence model, which means even if you were 99 percent responsible for your accident, you still can sue the party that is one percent at fault. Any awards you receive will be paid based on your degree of fault. For example, if a court finds that you suffered $10,000 in damages, but you are found to be 20 percent at fault for your accident, you would receive $8,000 from the property owner.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving Los Angeles, call 800-647-3113
Know Your Deadlines for Taking Action
The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is two years, according to the California Code of Civil Procedures (CCP) § 335.1. If your personal property suffered damage in your slip and fall, you have three years to sue for the cost of its recovery or replacement.
There are special laws in California when it comes to slip and fall accidents on government property. If you believe a government employee’s negligence is to blame, and you would like to initiate a lawsuit, you must file a claim with the California Office of Risk and Insurance Management within six months of your injury. The government has 45 days to respond to your claim before you may file suit.
The clock on the statute of limitations begins at the time of your accident, at the time of your loved one’s death, or at the time any injuries resulting from your accident are discovered. If you hope to sue for damages, it is important to contact us before the statute of limitations expires on your case.
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How a Los Angeles Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer Can Help
Ben Crump Law, PLLC is here to help you hold negligent parties responsible for your accident. We can help you identify who may be responsible for your slip and fall and work to make sure your settlement includes all the damages you may be owed.
Our team can help you gather evidence to support your case, including eyewitness testimony, expert testimony, video surveillance, medical records, and official reports related to your case.
A lawyer can help you manage communication between parties involved in your case. Landowners or their insurance companies typically want to settle for the smallest sum possible, and this may be less than the compensation you deserve. Our legal team negotiates to receive favorable settlements for our clients, and any offers made by parties involved in your case should be handled by your attorney.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC Today
If you or someone you love suffered injuries, resulting in pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills, our legal team may be able to help. If someone else is responsible for your accident, they should pay their fair share in the costs of your recovery.
Seeking compensation for your slip and fall accident should not be another burden. Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help take the uncertainty out of the legal process and work to negotiate the best possible settlement for you.
Whether you are seeking damages from an individual, government agency, or business, we are not afraid to take on tough cases. We work on a contingency basis, so you pay nothing out of pocket and nothing up front. Our fees come from any settlement you may receive. You deserve a fair financial reward for your case, and a Los Angeles slip and fall injury lawyer can help you with your lawsuit. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC at 800-647-3113 to learn more about how we can work for you.