Century City Slip and Fall Attorney
LA Century Law is a premier civil litigation firm that specializes in personal injury, which includes slip and fall and trip and fall incidents. Slip and fall and trip and fall incidents can cause severe and long-lasting injuries. Therefore, it is imperative to have the right lawyers assist you to make a claim. At LA Century Law, we are Century City slip and fall attorneys. We can assist you obtain full financial compensation for your injuries.
Can I get compensated for a slip and fall?
Yes. If you have been injured from a slip and fall or a trip and fall, you may be entitled to compensation.
Slips or trips can be caused by a “dangerous condition”. California law requires that landlords or owners of property warn of any dangerous conditions on their property. California Jury Instruction No. 1001 requires that: ““a person who owns/leases/occupies/controls property is negligent if he or she fails to use reasonable care to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition.”
This places a duty on a property owners to inspect and warn of dangerous condition(s) on their property such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, etc. A property owner that breaches this duty is negligent. This legal theory places liability on the property owner.
Our lawyers represent fall victims. We can start the compensation process for you today. Contact us to begin.
What slip and falls may qualify for compensation?
Here are some examples of slip and fall accidents that our Century City slip and fall lawyers may handle:
- A customer spilled a soda at a convenience store. Another customer comes along and slides on the spill
- Grocery store workers leave a pallet of products in an aisle. It causes a customer to trip
- A stairwell has a broken railing. Someone uses the stairs and the railing gives way, causing a fall
- Workers use wax to clean and polish the floor. They don’t put out caution signs, and someone tries to walk on the slick floor
- Cracks in the sidewalk are not fixed before an accident occurs
- During a storm, a branch falls on the sidewalk. A pedestrian doesn’t notice the branch until it’s too late
- Someone walks under scaffolding. Materials on the scaffolding haven’t been secured. They fall and strike someone below
- A ladder hasn’t been secured before use
- There are too many tables in a restaurant. Lighting is dim. Customers bump into each other and one of them is injured
There are lots of different ways slip and falls occur. When an accident is the result of someone else’s negligence, you may receive financial compensation.
How does a slip and fall lawyer help?
You may already know that you deserve financial compensation for a slip and fall accident. It can be hard to know how to go about getting what you deserve, especially while you are suffering from injuries. Our slip and fall lawyers assist with the entire process. Our Century City slip and fall attorneys and trip and fall attorneys can assist you with the following:
- Investigating who may have legal fault
- Drafting legal documents and insurance claims
- Determining whether there are insurance policies that may satisfy a judgment
- Proving negligence; responding to allegations of comparative negligence
- Identifying damages; understanding the fair value of the claim
- Approaching the other side for settlement negotiations
- Conducting a trial and speaking on your behalf in court
- Helping you understand the legal process and the terms of any judgment or settlement
At LA Century Law, our slip and fall lawyers are full-service representatives. We take the formal steps to bring your claim and pursue it in court. We also take the steps behind the scenes to guide you through the process and prepare a legal strategy on your behalf. It is our mission for you to have fair compensation for injuries, damages and harms.
What if the cause of the slip and fall or trip and fall was obvious?
The obviousness of a condition does not necessarily excuse the property owner from liability.
“The obviousness of a condition does not necessarily excuse the potential duty of a landowner, not simply to warn of the condition but to rectify it. The modern and controlling law on this subject is that “although the obviousness of a danger may obviate the duty to warn of its existence, if it is foreseeable that the danger may cause injury despite that fact that it is obvious (e.g., when necessity requires persons to encounter it), there may be a duty to remedy the danger, and the breach of that duty may in turn form the basis for liability….” (Martinez v. Chippewa Enterprises, Inc. (2004) 121 Cal. App. 4th 1179.)
This means that a landlord may still have liability and a duty to warn. Contact one of our lawyers to discuss with no obligations.
What is the legal standard for slip and fall compensation?
Slip and fall compensation is based on negligence. That means another party is legally liable to pay compensation if they were unreasonable in allowing a dangerous condition to occur. The dangerous condition must be the cause of the fall and the injuries.
To know if a party acted unreasonably, look at the entire set of circumstances. It may not be unreasonable that a tree branch is on a sidewalk for 30 minutes after a storm. But it may be unreasonable that the branch is allowed to stay there for another three days. Similarly, a store may have had information that slippery wax caused two prior falls on the same floor. That may be an indication that the wax was unreasonably dangerous.
Looking at negligence for slip and fall compensation means looking at all factors to determine if what the defendant did was reasonable.
What to do following a slip or fall injury in Century City
Step 1: Evaluate your body for pain and injuries. If there are signs of injury, seek medical attention. Take photographs of any visible injuries.
Step 2: Take photographs of the area that caused you to slip and fall. Note the time and location of the fall for your records.
Step 3: If the fall occurred at a store, request that the manager complete an incident report.
Step 4: Look for witnesses. If anyone saw the slip or fall, request their name and phone number.
Step 5: Call our office for a free consultation.
What do you have to prove to receive slip and fall compensation?
To receive compensation for slip and fall, you must prove the following:
- The defendant was the owner or in control of the property
- A dangerous condition existed on the property. The defendant knew or should have known about the condition
- Because of the dangerous condition, the victim was in an accident
- The victim is injured
A victim must prove every element or part of the case. Our Century City lawyers know how to build evidence and present your case.
Slip and Fall Accident FAQs
How long do I have to sue after a slip and fall accident in Century City?
The California time limit for slip and fall claims is two years. Most claims must be filed within two years. The timeline may be longer if the victim is a minor child. A claim doesn’t need to be completed within two years, but it must be formally started by then. However, in certain situations you may be required to submit a “Claim for Damages” within six months from the date of the incident. If you fail to do so, your claim may be barred forever.
It’s always best to work with our lawyers as soon as possible. We want to preserve the evidence and work quickly for you to receive compensation.
Can you bring a slip and fall claim against the government as a defendant?
If the party responsible for control of the property at the time of a slip and fall is a government agency, it is possible to name them in a claim for compensation. The timeline is much shorter, though. You must submit a notice of claim not more than six months after the accident. Our lawyers can help you with the steps needed to file your notice.
Can you get compensated for a fall in your own home?
It’s probably not possible to get compensated for a fall that occurs in your own home or on your property. A claim is based on negligence, and there may not be another party responsible for the accident.
What if you are injured in someone else’s home?
When you are injured in someone else’s home, it may be possible to bring a claim. There may be a homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy that can satisfy a judgment. The property owner may not need to pay the claim out of pocket.
Is a slip and fall payout covered by homeowner’s insurance?
If you are hurt in a slip and fall accident in someone else’s home, their homeowner’s insurance or renter’s insurance may pay damages. Homeowner’s insurance usually doesn’t cover an injury that occurs in your own home.
Can a parking lot slip and fall be grounds for compensation?
A parking lot slip and fall can be grounds for compensation if negligence occurred. Examples of negligence may be inadequate lighting, too little space between parking spaces, slick surfaces, inadequate traffic control and debris.
Lawyers in Century City for slip and fall – Taking New Cases
LA Century Law is a premier personal injury firm handling slip and fall cases in Century City. We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve for injuries, damages and harms.
We have collected millions of dollars in compensation for our clients through both trial verdicts and settlements. With a 99% success rate and an 100% no-fee guarantee, we are proud of our history of success. Come see how we can help you claim compensation for your slip and fall accident.
The first step is to meet with our friendly and professional team for a consultation. Call or send us a message to schedule your consultation.