Los Angeles County Trip, Slip and Fall Accident Injury Attorney

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If you have been injured in a slip, trip and fall accident it is imperative that you speak to a fall accident lawyer to discuss your legal options.

You need a competent slip and fall attorney on your side to receive compensation for your loss. To find out how to make a claim, call the JSM Injury Firm APC, a personal injury law firm in Los Angeles, for free advice from a trip, slip and fall attorney.

Things You Should Do Following a Trip or Slip and Fall Accident Injury

The number of auto accidents in Los Angeles County that resulted in death or injury in 2018, alone, was 91,462. Victims of serious automobile accidents need to remember to do the following four things:

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Do Not Accept Liability or Fault At The Scene

Trip or slip and fall accidents are among the most common forms of premises liability cases in Los Angeles. Accidents stemming from a company's failure to exercise ordinary care are always easy to prove in court. For this reason, you do not want to admit fault or liability at the scene of an accident. The slip or trip and fall accident may have been a result of poor maintenance or unsafe conditions, such as wet floors in an area where customers are expected to walk.

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Contact A Los Angeles Trip or Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

After you have been injured in a trip or slip and fall accident, you should contact a slip and fall accident attorney to begin building your case. Slip and fall attorneys in Los Angeles are familiar with the buildings and premises that are most involved in slip and fall accidents. They can even determine if the property owner knew about dangerous conditions on the premises, which can help your case.

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Do Not Make A Statement To The Insurance Company Before Consulting A Slip and Fall Lawyer

If you have been injured in a trip or slip and fall accident, do not make any statements to the insurance company before you first consult with a lawyer. The insurance company will want you to admit liability or they will ask you if there are passengers who could also be at fault for the accident. As soon as you say anything the insurance company can use against you, you risk losing your ability to receive compensation for your injuries.

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Make A Request For All Medical Records And Seek Immediate Medical Attention

After you have been injured in a trip or slip and fall accident, your first concern should be your health. Take the time to get all of your medical records, and then seek immediate medical attention if you were injured. If the accident was serious enough to injure you, you will need to get a CAT scan or MRI as soon as possible

Hire a Los Angeles County Premises Liability Accident Injury Lawyer

The legal process can be complicated, especially if you’ve been injured in a fall accident. You should hire a fall accident attorney at JSM Injury Firm APC for the following five reasons:

 

If you have a serious injury from a slip and fall accident, you need compensation for your injuries. An experienced attorney knows how to get medical bills paid, so you don't have to worry about saving up funds for treatments or surgeries. Accidents can cause long-lasting pain and suffering in the form of spinal cord damage or broken bones.

Your personal injury lawyer can get the incident report. The insurance company has access to the incident report, and you likely do not. Your attorney will also know how to interpret the incident report to determine what happened or didn't happen for your benefit.

Your fall accident attorney knows how to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. Insurance companies are notorious for lowballing injured victims and not taking their actual claims seriously until after they have been through the investigation process. Once they believe you are actually injured, they will offer next to nothing.

Your attorney can get statements from witnesses and anyone else who might have information about what occurred on the day of your fall injury accident. Depending on how many people were involved in the accident and how the place where it happened is configured, you may need an accident construction expert to explain what went wrong.

“At JSM Injury Firm, we will do all of the work for you, from start to finish. You should not have to deal with insurance companies or follow up on your case because you have enough going on with your injuries. Let us shoulder the burden.  So, if you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, don’t be afraid to ask your attorney for help with compensation for medical bills or lost income while you are recovering from an injury. If you’re not sure what to do next after an indoor or outdoor slip, trip and fall accident, call 949-404-4826 and speak with an attorney about your options.”

Los Angeles County Premises Liability Lawyer

JSM Injury Firm APC provides you with access to an experienced personal injury lawyer that understands the challenges that accompany claims and will fight to ensure that you receive fair compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, future expenses, lost wages and recovery time. We represent fall accident clients in Los Angeles in need of:

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A slip and fall lawyer in Los Angeles County

A trip and fall lawyer in Los Angeles County

A Los Angeles Fall Attorney Can Help You Prove Negligence In A Trip or Slip and Fall

Trip, slip and falls are not easy to win because the victim must prove that the owner (the responsible party) had some type of negligence that caused the fall. Perhaps, the owner did not properly put out cones or warning signs after a spill in the parking lot resulting in a slip and fall. The owner in this case will argue that the hazard was obvious or your fall was an unpredictable occurrence that was impossible to prevent.

The only way an injured victim can win a trip, slip and fall case is to prove that:

  •   the business owner took reasonable steps to prevent the accident; and
  • those efforts failed in some way (in other words, they did not succeed).

An attorney can prove what reasonably could have been done to prevent the fall. For example, the owner could have been more diligent in cleaning up the spill to avoid things like slippery floors. Contact JSM Injury Firm APC, a premier fall accident injury law firm to discuss your options.

The Insurance Company Will Fight Your Case

The responsible party and their insurance company will use various strategies to defeat your claim:

Delay:

The insurance company will delay your claim and hope that you will give up as a result. In these cases, insurance companies will request various tests be done like MRIs and X-rays. This allows the insurance company to not only delay compensation, but also generates more medical bills for you. After receiving the test results they will look for every reason to deny your claim. It is crucial that if you have suffered a fall accident injury that you hire a personal injury lawyer. An experienced fall accident lawyer will not only be able to speed up the process of getting the insurance company to pay your claim, but also prevent or reverse any denials in your case.

Claim Denial:

Insurance adjusters are trained to deny claims from day one. This is because 85% of fall injury cases settle out of court. By denying your claim on day one an insurance company can save upwards of 50% or more in legal fees and out of pocket costs. This alone should be a strong enough argument to encourage you to hire a lawyer. A professional fall attorney will not only be able to help you get the money you deserve for your fall injury claim, but also keep you from settling for an unjust amount.

 

Misrepresenting The Facts:

Insurance adjusters are trained to answer questions in such a way that their clients will get the best result. This results in injury victims receiving incomplete or incorrect information from insurance adjusters that could have an adverse effect on their case. More often than not, this results in the filing of a personal injury lawsuit. It is crucial that you hire a Los Angeles fall accident injury lawyer to help you navigate through this process. An experienced attorney will not only be able to help ensure the insurance company is providing you with correct information, but also protect your best interests during settlement negotiations.

Playing Defense:

An experienced attorney will work with expert accident reconstructionists and medical professionals to fight for your fall injury insurance claim. This will allow you to prove that your injuries were caused by the negligent act of the property owner or manager. A Los Angeles County Fall Accident Attorney at JSM Injury Firm will fight against every delay tactic and denial tactic the insurance adjuster uses. From there, we can build a strong case to get you the compensation you deserve for your fall injury claim.

 

The Types of Compensation a Fall Accident Injury Victim Can Obtain

There are several categories of compensation (also called damages) that are available to a slip and fall injury victim: special, general, and punitive damages.

 

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What is Special Damages for an Slip and fall Accident?

Special damages are those expenses that were directly caused by the fall accident and include medical bills, loss of wages, vehicle damage and compensation for out-of-pocket expenses. These include specialized care that your injuries may require, travel expenses for a family member to stay with you and diminished earning capacity (i.e. the reduced income that you will be able to earn in the future due to your injuries).

What is General Damages for an Slip and fall Accident?

General damages relate to the degree of pain and suffering associated with your injuries. Compensation for things like inconvenience, loss of enjoyment and disfigurement can also be included in this category. While there are no specific guidelines for compensation amounts, the total amount is usually based upon the severity of your injuries. Punitive damages are also available in certain circumstances and are awarded for particularly egregious acts that lead to catastrophic long-term injuries or wrongful death.

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Contact A Top Rated Los Angeles County Slip, Trip & Fall Accident Injury Lawyer to Obtain the Most Compensation

For years, we have been fighting for clients who have suffered a fall through the negligence of another party. Whether you have fallen on pavement, concrete or ice, we can help. If you have suffered a painful injury and believe that someone else is responsible for your accident, call an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer from JSM Injury Firm APC for a free consultation.

Call us at 949-404-4826,  use our convenient email contact form, or schedule through our calendar application to inform us of your circumstances.