Slip and Fall Attorney Los Angeles
At MKP Law Group, LLP, our attorneys exclusively represent injury victims. For years we have fought on behalf of clients who have suffered slip and fall injuries due to the negligence of another party. We realize that it can be difficult to afford quality and experienced slip and fall injury lawyers, so we always work on what is known as a contingency fee basis, meaning WE DON’T GET PAID UNLESS WE WIN.
There are no upfront, out-of-pocket costs to our clients. Our experienced slip and fall attorneys in Los Angeles have recovered millions on behalf of our clients. Our team will fight hard on your behalf to ensure you get maximum compensation for your injuries. We want to help you recover and manage the significant financial, physical, and emotional challenges that accompany these injuries. Our slip and fall attorneys work with a team of specialized medical experts throughout Los Angeles and California to ensure that you or a loved one receives top-notch medical care for a speedy and healthy recovery while we deal with the insurance companies.
Our skilled team of injury attorneys represent slip and fall victims throughout the State of California and are well versed in premises liability. MKP Law Group, LLP’s team strives to make the process as easy and quick as possible for you. The experienced team at MKP Law Group, LLP is attentive, dependable, and tenacious, so call us today at 310-285-5353 to schedule your 100% free consultation.
Do I need a Lawyer for a Slip and Fall Accident?
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents are among the most common causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. Senior citizens are especially at risk for such incidents.
Falls account for over 8 million emergency room visits per year. These types of emergencies occur because land and business owners fail to properly and safely maintain their properties.
Often, customers or shoppers’ on these properties aren’t looking at the ground as they walk around stores or public places. These customers trust that the property owners have maintained these spaces safely and securely. So, their eyes are focused upwards, looking at the items on shelves. That means obstacles or hazards at their feet can cause serious accidents.
Most slip and fall or trip and fall cases involve someone falling as a result of wet spots, oily spills, uneven or raised carpeting or tiling, or other similar types of dangerous conditions. In other words, situations that could be avoided with proper care and attention.
This field of injury law is generally known as premises liability. Serious injuries can occur due to these kinds of accidents, causing life-long physical trauma and many issues, especially for those over 65.
MKP Law Group, LLP’s Southern California personal injury attorneys are experienced in handling fall claims caused by unsafe premises conditions. We know how to hold the land or business owners responsible.
Having an experienced and knowledgeable Los Angeles slip and fall attorney can make all the difference in getting injury victims full compensation for their fall claim, including your medical bills and lost wages. If you or a loved one has a fall claim, call MKP Law Group, LLP today at 310-285-5353 for a 100% free consultation to get the legal representation you deserve.
What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident?
Unfortunately, slip and falls accidents are common in Southern California.
Should you or a loved one suffer from a fall, slip, or trip accident due to unsafe property conditions, there are certain things to keep in mind. To substantiate and bolster your fall claim we advise you to:
1. Take Photographs of the Area
Having photographs that show the floor or property’s unsafe condition can provide valuable evidence that the property or business owners failed to maintain the area properly. Obtaining evidence of the hazardous condition at the time of the incident is crucial as the property owner will immediately try to clean or repair the area. Suppose you do not take photographs of the dangerous situation you encountered, and there is no camera footage of the incident? In that case, it severely hampers our attorneys’ ability to provide effective legal representation.
2. File an Incident Report
Often, large retailers and grocery stores have protocols for when someone slips or trips on their property. One of those protocols is having the victim fill out what is known as an incident report. Requesting and making an incident report at the time of the fall is an important way to document the event, preventing the property owner from later disputing what occurred. These incident reports can be a crucial way of proving liability, especially if there is no footage of the incident and the victim is unable to take photographs of the area at the time of the incident.
3. Get Medical Treatment for Injuries
Whether or not your injuries are serious, seek medical treatment as soon as possible. If you don’t, insurance companies and property owners will claim that your injury wasn’t serious. You may not want to admit that you fell and hurt yourself, however, these types of situations can often present injuries that worsen with time. Getting medical attention and an expert option as soon as possible will ensure you get the treatment you need. Plus, it will prove to insurance companies and property owners who may be at fault, that you suffered from the accident.
4. Hire Experienced Legal Representation
After a slip and fall incident, one of the most critical decisions you must make is selecting a competent attorney to fight for your rights. Many people wonder “do I need a lawyer for a slip and fall?” The answer to that question is almost always “yes.”
The slip and fall injury lawyers at MKP Law Group, LLP are skilled in handling these a wide range of slip and fall or trip and fall cases, and the large settlements we have obtained speak to that skill. MKP Law Group, LLP’s attorneys are experienced in handling the insurance companies who want to pay you as little as possible. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee, meaning you pay us nothing unless and until we win your case. Call today at 310-285-5353 for a 100% free case review.
Slip and Fall Cases and Premises Liability Expertise
Often, slip and fall cases tie into premises liability law.
Premises liability is a vast personal injury practice area. Like other types of personal injury cases, premises liability cases are based on negligence. However, it includes many cases where the injury is caused by some type of dangerous or defective property condition. Often these types of dangerous conditions can result in slip and fall accidents.
Premises liability cases involve private property owners and business owners as well as cases against public entities and municipalities, which can create complex legal issues that are hard to navigate.
To prove these types of claims, a victim must show or prove the following:
- The property owner owed a duty of care to the victim.
- The property owner failed to satisfy that duty of care adequately.
- The victim’s injury resulted from the property owner’s failure to maintain a safe premise.
Generally, property owners are under an obligation to ensure their property is safe. This obligation is known as a duty of care. Property owners are required to exercise reasonable care in their ownership and maintenance of their property with respect to those who enter it.
When it comes to premises liability, traditionally, different rules apply according to the type of visitor. Visitor statuses include:
Invitee: A person who has the landowner’s permission to enter the property and is invited by the landowner.
Licensee: A person who has the landowner’s permission to enter the property for their own purpose or benefit (for example, a door-to-door salesman) and not for the benefit of the property owner.
Trespassers: Someone who enters a property without the express or implied permission of the property owner.
While a landowner has a duty of care to prevent injuries (this trip/fall prevention guide has some great tips) of invitees and licensees, the landowner has no duty or obligation to protect known trespassers from injuries resulting from the property’s natural conditions.
However, if the landowner is aware there are trespassers on the property (“known trespassers”), the landowner does owe a duty of care to the trespasser to warn the trespasser of concealed or hidden dangerous conditions on the property.
Common Slip and Fall Locations and Causes
Many different situations can occur in various locations that lead to dangerous and severe slip and fall accidents. Most incidents that result in filing a slip and fall injury case are caused by such conditions on either private and public property.
While slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, some of the most common areas where falls arise are:
- Grocery Stores
- Parking Lots
- Department Stores
- Construction Sites
- Government Buildings
- Parking Garages
It’s important to note that many injuries that occur within the broad umbrella of premises liability don’t happen only while the victim is walking. Sometimes, victims are standing in aisles when objects fall off the shelves causing head injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Other times victims are injured while waiting on escalators or in elevators.
When it comes to slip and trip accidents, some of the leading causes of claims include the following:
- Wet Floors
- Oily Floors
- Defective Staircases
- Loose Rugs or Carpeting
- Hidden Extension and Electric Cords
- Uneven Walking Surfaces
- Cracked or Raised Sidewalks
- Damaged Stairs
- Cluttered Floors
- Poor Lighting
Other types of premises liability claims can stem from inadequate building security, failure to secure animals, toxic mold, and unsafe construction sites.
Wherever and however, your slip and fall claim occurred, it is our job at MKP Law Group, LLP to fight the insurance companies and hold business owners responsible.
Our Southern California slip and fall lawyers know how to provide excellent legal representation for fall victims. We are some of the top attorneys in this line of law and have lectured to out-of-state attorneys about the complexities of these types of lawsuits.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall accidents occur every day in Southern California. These situations can often cause serious injuries.
Though they might initially sound like mild situations, slip and fall injuries are often severe and require immediate medical attention after the incident. Some of the common injuries fall victims sustain include:
- Brain injuries (Traumatic brain injuries)
- Spinal strains
- Torn ligaments
- Broken bones and fractures
- Back injuries
- Broken legs and ankles
If you or a loved one have suffered any of the injuries listed above or any other kind of injuries resulting from a slip-and-fall accident, call the premises liability attorneys at MKP Law Group, LLP, for a 100% free case evaluation.
Our contingency fee system guarantees that you do not pay any out-of-pocket costs until and unless we win your case.
We know medical expenses can rack up quickly in slip and fall accidents. That is why our slip and fall lawyers also work with a team of medical experts that can treat you on a lien basis, which means you can recover from your injuries without paying any out-of-pocket medical expenses. Our attorneys are happy to answer any questions you may have about your fall claim and the value of your case.
Slip and Fall Accident Stats
The CDC has predicted that by 2030 there will be 7 fall deaths every hour by 2030. CDC.gov
From 2009‐2013, Slip and falls were the #1 leading cause of injury-related hospital visits in Los Angeles County – LAPublicHealth.org
From 2000-2006, unintentional falls caused by tripping, stumbling, or other loss of balance were the primary cause of hospitalization in LA County. For each of these years, an average annual count of 27,000 hospitalizations was reported. – LAPublicHealth.org
According to the CDC, falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and are particularly of concern with older adults. – CDC.gov
For older adults, falls are the leading cause of TBI at 51%. – NCBI
In 1999, California reported falls were the cause of 61,475 hospitalizations of persons aged 65+. – PubMed.gov
Contact MKP Law Group, LLP Today for Your Experienced Slip and Fall Attorney in Los Angeles
If you or someone you know was involved in a slip and fall accident, contact us or call us today at 310-285-5353 for a free consultation. We will answer all your questions and explain the legal process for you.
Our slip and fall injury lawyers have dealt with numerous slip and fall cases and know-how to decipher the insurance company puzzle and existing premises liability laws to maximize our clients’ recoveries.
You should not accept any settlement offer made by a property owner without first consulting with MKP Law Group, LLP’s attorneys. As always, if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a dime.
We proudly service clients in the city of Los Angeles and other cities in Los Angeles County including Santa Monica, Westwood, West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Pasadena, Glendale, and more. We also represent clients in Orange County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County as well.
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