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Slip and fall accidents make up for approximately 8 million emergency room visits every year. Injuries from falls cause severe physical pain and long-lasting consequences. Older adults, those 65 and higher, are at higher risk. Falls represent the second leading injury-related cause of death for people ages 65-84.
Despite health codes and other safety standards, many business and property owners fail to adhere to them. Even after having been cited for violations, many owners fail to take corrective action. There is no excuse for this type of negligence.
If you or a family member were hurt in a slip and fall accident, you may have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, pain, suffering, and related expenses. Obtaining legal representation from a slip and fall attorney is the best way to ensure you get a fair and just settlement.
Where do Slip and Fall Accidents Happen the Most?
There are certain places where you’re more likely to have a slip and fall accident such as grocery stores, restaurants, and even at work. Many workers compensation claims start as a result of a slip and fall event. Property accidents can happen indoors or outdoors. Specific areas of buildings also pose a higher risk such as stairways and kitchens.
Business and property owners are responsible for properly maintaining their buildings. The unfortunate truth is that many don’t take steps to ensure the safety of their customers. Negligent behavior puts all of us at risk.
Certain conditions increase the risk of slip and fall accidents happening. These include:
- Uneven surfaces
- Slippery floors
- Cracks on flooring or pavement
- Narrow stairways
- Uneven height changes
Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area is known to have many structures that date back to the early part of the previous century. It’s not unusual for many businesses to lease out spaces in these buildings. Common sense tells us that older buildings require additional maintenance and updates to keep up with current safety standards. In an ideal world, everyone would stay up to date with adhering to these codes. But whether it’s to save money or out our pure negligence, this doesn’t always happen.
If you or a loved one is a victim of a slip and fall injury, the business owner or responsible party needs to be held accountable. As a victim, you shouldn’t take matters into your own hands. Get the help from a slip and fall lawyer who will represent you against careless and negligent owners.
Slip and Fall Injury Types
Slip and fall victims can suffer serious injuries. Some of the most common are:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back injuries
- Knee injuries
- Severe cuts
- Spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder injuries
Getting Help from a Slip and Fall Attorney
A slip and fall accident can happen in an instant, but the consequences can last a lifetime. These types of accidents can happen to anyone. In addition to your physical pain, there is an emotional toll. You may feel lost and confused about what to do next. Our legal team is here to help.
A slip and fall lawyer can help you get your life back on track and seek justice. The Law Offices of Raul G. Lomas have been helping victims of slip and fall accidents and premises liability cases for years. We can help you explore your legal options in seeking a fair and just settlement including but not limited to:
- Medical bills
- Lost time from work
- Emotional distress
When you hire a slip and fall attorney, you have someone who can apply their knowledge of the law to build a strong case against the responsible owner. We are here to guide you through every step of the way. You get a professional who will speak on your behalf and do all the legwork.
Never try to handle a slip and fall accident claim on your own. Insurance companies will try to make the process lengthy, frustrating, and try to discredit your claim. An attorney who understands the insurance and legal process can make it easier for you to focus on your health. Don’t give yourself added stress of having to deal with complicated forms and speaking with insurance representatives. Let us do the talking for you.
You don’t pay a dime until your case is settled. Contact us now for a completely free consultation.