How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help After an Accident
Wet floors, inadequate lighting and uneven pavement are just a few conditions that can cause a slip and fall accident in Southern California. If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured when you slipped, tripped and fell, you are not alone.
Slip and fall accidents are second only to auto accidents as the leading cause of injuries throughout the United States.
In legal terms, slip and fall accidents are also known as premises liability accidents.
The laws relating to these types of cases are specific to California, including Long Beach, Los Angeles and all surrounding Southern California cities.
The following are some potential hazards that may lead to a slip and fall accident:
- Uneven or displaced sidewalks
- Broken steps or handrails
- Slippery liquid on the floor of a store
- Improperly stacked merchandise
- Pothole in a parking lot
Who Is Responsible in A Slip and Fall Accident?
Many people assume if they are injured on someone else’s property, the property owner is automatically liable. The truth is that the property owner is responsible to pay medical bills, lost earnings and pain and suffering only if certain conditions existed at the time of the accident. The following is a simple formula for determining whether the property owner is liable for an accident:
Dangerous Condition exists on the property
+ Notice (property owner knew/should have known about the danger)
+ Injuries (someone is injured when they slip and fall)
+ Causation (the injury was due to the dangerous condition)
⇒ Property owner is liable
If you or a loved one was injured due to a slip and fall accident, you should not hesitate to contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney. The Law Office of Michael D. Waks has the experience and resources necessary to hire the right experts and conduct a thorough investigation before the dangerous condition is repaired. Michael Waks is an aggressive slip and fall attorney who has helped clients obtain millions of dollars in compensation. Call (888) 394-1174 to preserve your legal rights.
Contact a Long Beach Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Today
Michael Waks’ personal injury law practice is based on the principle of providing each client with strong, compassionate representation. He handles each case personally to ensure you receive the benefits of hiring an expert slip and fall accident attorney.
Contact the Law Office of Michael D. Waks for a free confidential consultation. Michael is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calling does not obligate you to hire Michael. If you do hire Michael, you don’t pay any fees unless you win.