Slip and fall injuries are a serious cause of catastrophic injuries. Many people are injured and don’t seek assistance for their injuries because they do not understand or know their rights. Slip and fall injuries can often cause torn ligaments, broken bones, torn cartilage, head trauma and other degenerative conditions.
Slip and fall injuries occur when the victim is injured on someone else’s property due to a condition on the property which is hazardous and/or the property owner’s negligence in properly maintaining the property to prevent slip and falls which can cause such injuries. The property owner has a duty to use reasonable care in maintaining the property and preventing the possibility of other’s being injured. If the property owner fails to properly maintain the property, the property owner may be required to pay for the victim’s injuries, pain and suffering, loss of wages and other incidental expenses. Like premises liability cases, the extent of the property owner’s duty depends on whether the victim is labeled as an invitee, a licensee or a trespasser.
If you or a loved one experience a slip and fall injury, please report the injury to the property owner or the property owner’s managers/agents so that there is a record of the accident and resulting injuries. Please obtain copies of any reports taken by the property owner and/or its managers. If you have suffered as a result of a Slip and Fall accident, please contact Prober & Raphael Injury Lawyers at (818) 466-1000 for a free consultation of your case so that our experienced attorneys can determine the liability of the property owner and provide you with competent legal representation for your injuries. And remember, no attorneys fees are collected by our firm until your case is won!