A bad fall can cause quite serious physical injuries. The experienced lawyers at Kirtland & Packard can determine if someone else's negligence led to your fall, and if that person can be held accountable for injuries caused by unsafe premises. For a free case evaluation with our experienced lawyers in Redondo Beach, please call us at 310-536-1000.
Common Questions About Slip & Fall Lawsuits
Do most slip and fall cases settle out of court?
As with most personal injury claims, around 95% of slip and fall cases are settled out of court. However, at Kirtland & Packard, we prepare every case for trial, even when settlement is the outcome.
How long does a slip and fall case usually take?
Some slip and fall cases are settled within a few short months. Cases surrounding more complex injuries may take longer. If your case goes to trial, it may take two to three years to reach a settlement or verdict.
Can you sue for a slip and fall injury if it happened on government property?
Government entities are responsible for the property they maintain. When officials neglect to tend to safety issues, they can be held liable for any damages that result.
The Courtroom Warriors at Kirtland & Packard have experience holding government agencies at the local, state, and federal level accountable for their negligence. We are not afraid to stand up to powerful interests and are prepared to take you case as far as needed to help see justice served.
How do you file a slip and fall lawsuit?
Talk to a premises liability attorney before filing a lawsuit. There are specific criteria that need to be met in order for a case to be viable. Your attorney can assess your claim and provide you with options for moving forward.
If you and your attorney decide to file suit, your attorney will take care of the paperwork to ensure everything is in order.
How do you know if you have a slip and fall case?
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may have a slip and fall case. If your injury has resulted in medical expenses, prevented you from working, and resulted in other financial difficulties, you may have a slip and fall case. If you have suffered serious and lasting injury, you may have a slip and fall case.
The best way to find out if you have a slip and fall case is through a free, one-on-one consultation at our Redondo Beach office.
Common Causes Of Slip And Fall Claims
The conditions for a slip and fall are many and varied. Although getting knocked off balance is one of those things that simply happens sometimes, in other scenarios someone else's negligence may be to blame:
- Water or other liquids left un-cleaned on tile floors
- Uneven walkways
- Unstable walkways
- Snow not cleared from walkways
- Leaks from ceilings
- Torn or uneven carpeting
- Broken or otherwise damaged stairs
- Insufficient lighting
- Falling objects
- Falling merchandise displays
If you are not sure whether your incident qualifies for a claim, we urge you to call our law firm as soon as possible. We will review your case for free to determine what your options are for pursuing compensation.
Where Did Your Fall Occur?
These accidents occur at virtually all types of properties. Here are just a few of the many examples:
- Shopping malls
- Retail stores
- Grocery stores
Slip and fall claims hinge on liability. Was your slip simply an unfortunate accident or is someone responsible for creating the conditions that led to it?
Our attorneys know how to determine if a property owner, leaser or other party ought to be held accountable for negligence leading to your injury.
Liability in a Slip And Fall Claim
Liability in these claims depends on the type of property and your status at the property (customer, guest, etc). It also depends on what caused you to fall, and if the property owner/leaser owed you a duty of care. Did the owner/leaser fail in their duty to keep the premises reasonably safe? Examples of potentially responsible parties in a slip and fall case include:
- Store managers
- Store owners
- Owners of various types of buildings
- Government agencies
The experienced attorneys at our law firm can determine if someone should be held responsible for your injuries.
Free Slip And Fall Consultation
Wondering if you have a slip and fall claim? If you live in South Bay, Torrance, or any of the surrounding areas, please call Kirtland & Packard for a free case evaluation at 310-536-1000.