Abogado de Resbalones y Caidas en Van Nuys, CA

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Van Nuys Slip and Fall Lawyer

At Drake Law Firm, our attorneys understand the significant effect that a slip and fall accident can have on a victim's life. The victim of a slip and fall can suffer painful injuries, face high medical costs for emergency and long-term treatment and be unable to work and earn income for an extended period of time.

However, if the accident resulted from the negligence of a property owner, a slip and fall victim might have legal options available to him or her. The individual may be eligible to seek a legal claim that can result in reimbursement of all medical expenses as well as compensation for the victim's lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip, trip and fall in Van Nuys or elsewhere in California, you can talk with a legal representative from Drake Law Firm today and learn more regarding the options available to you.

Should You Hire a Lawyer After a Slip and Fall Accident in Van Nuys?

You might be worried about your ability to pay for an attorney to manage your slip and fall case. However, at Drake Law Firm, we will charge no legal fees or case expenses unless we get a financial recuperation for you. We don't want cost concerns to prevent you from obtaining the legal aid you need.

Our team believes a lawyer can play a crucial role in your claim, especially when dealing with insurance companies. The truth is that the insurance providers will try to pay as little compensation as possible for the physical, psychological and financial harm you have suffered. An attorney will be focused on protecting you and your interests.

A Van Nuys premises liability attorney at Drake Law Firm, will:

  • Thoroughly examine your slip and fall and develop the toughest case possible
  • Speak with experts that will help us to understand why your slip and fall occurred, who should be held responsible and what medical care and treatment you will need to recover from your injuries.
  • Presentar todas las reclamaciones en su nombre de forma oportuna y adecuada.
  • Aggressively pursue a settlement that completely compensates you for your losses or take your case to court (if necessary).
  • Structure any kind of award you obtain to ensure that it maximizes your reimbursement and guarantees you will receive the medical care you need in the future.

We are a law firm that is passionate about pursuing outcomes that will genuinely make a difference in the lives of our clients in Van Nuys and across California.

What Must You Prove in a Slip and Fall Claim in California?

A slip and fall accident is a kind of premises liability case. It can be brought against any type of property owner or occupier, including a private homeowner, store or other business or a local, state or federal government.

Para recuperar los daños en un resbalón de California y la demanda por caída, por lo general tienen que demostrar:

  • A condition on the property presented an unreasonable threat of harm to you. Hazards that could cause someone to slip, trip and fall consist of:
  • Broken or uneven pavement on sidewalks or in parking lots
  • Suelos y pasillos nevados, helados o mojados
  • Ripped, torn or loose rugs and carpets
  • Líquidos derramados en el suelo
  • Broken or uneven stairways
  • Poor lighting in corridors, stairwells, or outside walkways
  • Agujeros en el suelo u objetos que sobresalen del suelo
  • Barandillas rotas, faltantes o sueltas
  • Mal funcionamiento de escaleras mecánicas o ascensores
  • The property owner knew or, in the exercise of ordinary care, should have known of both the condition and injury risk. Essentially, the owner or inhabitant had "actual notice" based on seeing the slip and fall risk or creating the hazard or "constructive notice" based on the risk existing long enough that the owner or occupier should have seen it.
  • The property owner could have reasonably anticipated that you would not have discovered or realized the risk or would fail to protect yourself against the risk. For instance, you would not have known that an office building lobby was slippery because it had just been mopped.
  • The property owner neglected to take reasonable steps to protect you by either fixing the hazard or giving you an adequate warning regarding it.
  • As a result of the property owner's carelessness, you sustained injuries.

As you contemplate whether you have the ability to bring a slip and fall claim, you will need to ask yourself a number of essential questions, including:

  • If you tripped or slipped, had the dangerous area been there long enough so that the owner should have known about it?
  • Si alguna vez hubo una buena razón para que el objeto estuviera allí, pero esa razón ya no existe, ¿podría haberse retirado el objeto?
  • Was there a more secure place the object could have been located without much more inconvenience or expense to the property owner?
  • Could a simple barrier have been created or a caution provided to stop you from slipping or tripping?
  • Did insufficient or broken lighting contribute to the accident?

What Compensation Can I Receive for a Slip and Fall Injury?

A slip and fall accident can lead to a variety of severe injuries, including fractures, soft-tissue damage, spinal cord injuries as well as traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to consult with an attorney that will pursue maximum compensation for the damage you have suffered, including:

  • Gastos médicos pasados y futuros
  • Pérdida de salario y disminución de la capacidad para obtener ingresos
  • Dolor y sufrimiento
  • Pérdida de calidad de vida

A property owner's insurance company might try to place blame on you for your slip and fall accident. For example, the insurer might claim that you tripped, slipped and fell because of an "open and obvious" risk that you should have recognized or did something else that was negligent.

In California, you could be denied from recuperating anything if you were more than 50 percent at fault for your injury. Otherwise, your damages would be reduced by a quantity that is proportional to the percentage of fault attributed to you.

Your lawyer from Drake Law Firm, will aggressively counter any kind of unfounded claims made by a property owner's insurance company as well as work hard to protect your rights.

What is the Statute of Limitations on a Slip and Fall Claim in California?

It is vital to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible if you are hurt in a slip and fall accident. A lawyer must take steps right away to preserve proof and start the process of bringing a claim against the property owner.

A slip and fall case, like other personal injury claims in California, needs to be filed within two years after an accident has occurred. This is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, you could be denied from seeking a claim.

A California slip and fall attorney at Drake Law Firm, will make sure your claim is prompt and properly submitted.

At Drake Law Firm, we've assisted numerous personal injury clients to get the compensation they require to recover. We won't let you accept unfair treatment from other law firms and we will defend you from beginning to end. If you need help with Slip and Falls in Van Nuys, California, give us a call at (844) 513-7253 for a FREE consultation or visit our website at to get started on your case today! 

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