Los Angeles Slip & Fall Claims
Slip and fall accidents can happen nearly anywhere in the city of Glendale: in a poorly lit parking lot, in a grocery store or on a cracked sidewalk. When people visit grocery stores, malls, restaurants, clubs or take a walk in the park, they have a right to be safe. For this reason the law requires that property owners take necessary steps to create reasonably secure environments. If property owners fail to carry out this responsibility and a visitor slips, trips and falls as a result, they may be held liable for the injuries sustained by the victim.
Unsafe property can lead to a litany of serious injuries including head injuries, broken bones, cuts and bruises or spinal cord injuries. Glendale property owners have the obligation to keep their premises safe for visitors and warn them of latent dangers on the property. The Glendale slip and fall attorneys at the DAGLIAN LAW GROUP, APLC have represented clients throughout Glendale and surrounding areas who have suffered from injuries sustained from slip and fall accidents as a result of property owner negligence. We have handled cases involving:
- Elevators (misleveling & falling)
- Stairs and Steps
- Parking Lots
- Inadequate lighting
- Unrepaired carpet damage
- Unclean premises
Store Owner Liability
Glendale store owners must inspect their property for potential dangers and either fix a problem within a reasonable time period or warn the public of the dangers. Because people in stores are there primarily for the purpose of buying items or services from the store owner, owners have a higher duty to keep their premises safe. If they do not, then the store owners can be liable for any injuries that may result.
For example, grocery stores are expected to ensure their floors are not slippery and that lighting is adequate. In addition, they are expected to make sure that the sidewalks leading to their stores do not have cracks in them and that there are no hazardous substances spilled in stores’ parking lots. Essentially, property owners are required to discover and fix any “dangerous conditions” that could cause harm to visitors.
This duty to fix any “dangerous condition” also extends to the exterior of the premises. For example, if a restaurant owner knew about a pothole just outside his dimly-lit building but did not fix it for three months, he may be found responsible if a dinner guest trips, falls and breaks an ankle as a result. In this case, the owner of the premises acted negligently because a reasonable person would have discovered and fixed the dangerous pothole during the three-month period.
How Our Slip and Fall Attorneys Can Help
If you have slipped or tripped on another person’s property, you may be eligible for compensation from the owner for your injuries, medical costs and other damages. At the DAGLIAN LAW GROUP, APLC, our Glendale premises liability lawyers will work with experts to make a determination whether the property owner negligently maintained the flooring.
We Don’t Get Paid Until You Do
Damages recovered from a personal injury claim can include cost of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, future damages and punitive damages. The attorneys at the DAGLIAN LAW GROUP, APLC aggressively pursue every avenue to ensure you are properly compensated for losses as soon as possible. No fees until you are compensated for your injuries. Please call us at (818) 545-7700 or contact us online for a consultation.