I slipped and fell in a business in Los Angeles and have heard that these types of cases are difficult to win. Should I even try?

10 May 2019

I slipped and fell in a business in Los Angeles and have heard that these types of cases are difficult to win. Should I even try?

I’m sorry to hear about your accident. Slip and fall accidents are very common and can result in serious injuries. When these accidents are caused by the negligence or carelessness of a property owner, it is common for the victims to seek compensation for their injuries.

Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. suffer injuries from falls every year. Many die every day, mostly elderly, from falls. Although falls are common, not many lawsuits are filed over falls. Of those lawsuits, only a few are resolved successfully in court. One reason is that slip and fall cases can be challenging.

Winning a slip and fall lawsuit requires that the victim show how the actions or inactions of a property owner or another third party caused their injuries. It can be hard for a slip and fall victim to prove that the property owner or someone else in charge was responsible for the injuries. Normally, the victim must be able to show that those at fault of the injuries had sufficient time to fix the problem, but took no steps to correct it.

In order to prove your slip and fall case, your attorney normally must gather evidence, speak to eyewitnesses, review medical records, and hire investigators and other experts. Your attorney also must show that you are not the one who caused the accident.

If you have been injured in a fall in Los Angeles that was caused by another party, you should speak with an attorney. Just because the cases can be challenging does not mean you shouldn’t try. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles premises liability attorney, at 310-651-8272. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.

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