Trip and fall accidents usually occur when the property itself was allowed to be left in a dangerous condition. This can occur from a design defect, a lack of maintenance, or a change in the property condition over time, like when tree roots uplift a sidewalk. In less common instances, trip and falls can occur when a movable item, such as a box or crate, is left in a pedestrian walkway unbeknownst to a passerby who then trips.
Trip and fall injuries are often severe as you are usually thrust suddenly, without warning onto a hard surface or stairs. If you have enough time to try and brake your fall, you may incur an arm and/or shoulder injury, including fractures, dislocations, and tears. If you are unable to brake your fall, then you are at serious risk for a facial, brain, and/or skull injury.
Proving liability in a trip and fall accident is often complex and includes not only fact finding and investigation, but also detailed knowledge of building codes, regulations, and premises liability law. Moreover, a trip and fall accident can oftentimes involve suing a public entity, like the City of Los Angeles, for dangerous condition of public property. Suing a public entity involves adhering to strict guidelines, special requirements, and quick deadlines to conform with the California Tort Claims Act.
When seeking justice and compensation for your trip and fall accident, you need a powerhouse law firm with over 30 years of experience handling trip and fall injury accidents in your corner. The Dominguez Firm has experienced trip and fall lawyers to assist and get you the compensation you deserve. If there is no recovery, there is no fee! Call now for a Free Consultation: 800-818-1818.