El Segundo Lawyer Pursues Compensation for Victims of Slip and Fall Injuries
California firm handles premises liability actions against property owners
A slip and fall incident occurs quickly, but the negative effects can last for months or years. However, when you’re hurt while on someone else’s premises, legal relief might be available. At the Law Offices of Sanford Jossen in El Segundo, we represent Southern Californians in premises liability cases against negligent property owners and managers. Whether your slip and fall happened in a store, a parking lot or someone else’s residence, our firm offers effective advice and advocacy to help you achieve justice through a verdict or settlement.
Los Angeles County attorney works to hold negligent property owners accountable
You could be inside or outside of someone else’s premises when a slip and fall injury occurs. Our firm handles a full range of these cases, including ones related to injuries that occur at the following places:
- Business establishments — The people in charge of supermarkets, restaurants and other businesses are required to address risks that could harm customers and others who visit their establishments. Failing to clean up spilled liquid or remove an obstruction on the floor in a timely manner could lead to a serious accident.
- Sidewalks and parking lots — Cracked pavement, potholes and other hazards pose a serious risk. Falling on a hard surface could result in broken bones, a traumatic brain injury or ligament damage. If you’ve been hurt in this way on a sidewalk, in a parking lot or anywhere else where the owner didn’t take proper care of outdoor property, we will press to hold them accountable.
- Private homes — Just like businesses, homeowners have an obligation to protect guests on their premises from dangers that cause slip and fall injuries. Our firm advocates for clients in negotiations with insurance companies and defense lawyers to help victims obtain appropriate reimbursement.
After you’ve been hurt in a fall, the potentially liable party or their insurance carrier might contact you with a quick settlement offer. Though you might be feeling financial pressure to accept, it’s best to consult with an experienced injury lawyer who can assess what type of recovery you can expect if you file a slip and fall claim. Attorney Sanford Jossen will battle to maximize the compensation you receive for healthcare expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other consequences of your injury.
Slip and fall plaintiffs can collect damages even if they are partially at fault
A slip and fall action is a type of premises liability claim. In these cases, plaintiffs must demonstrate that the defendant violated their legal duty to maintain safe conditions on their property. If the violation was the proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injury, they can win an award of damages. California permits slip and fall victims and other personal injury plaintiffs to collect compensation even if they are partially liable for their injuries. For example, if you are hurt in a supermarket because a spill was not cleaned up in a timely manner, but the jury determines you were 20 percent at fault for the injury because you were looking at your phone, your award would be reduced by that percentage. So if you incurred $100,000 in damages, you would receive $80,000.
Contact a Southern California attorney for a free consultation about a slip and fall claim
The Law Offices of Sanford Jossen assists people hurt in slip and fall accidents in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. Please call 888-671-3718 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free consultation. Our office is in El Segundo. Se habla español.