If you were injured through no fault of your own in a slip and fall accident, you may be eligible for significant financial compensation. Slip and fall accidents can range from benign to severe, in some cases resulting in catastrophic injuries for the victim. Immediately after an accident, you should reach out to our North Hollywood slip and fall team at Dordulian Law Group for assistance. When you work with an experienced team of litigators and investigators like ours, uncovering the truth behind your accident becomes a certainty.
After a slip and fall accident, injured victims need to focus on their recovery and healing. Let DLG handle the responsibility of fighting with at-fault parties and insurance companies to recover financial compensation. We will gather all relevant evidence and develop a strategy needed to reach a favorable conclusion. Liability in these personal injury cases can be both complicated and murky because you could be hurt anywhere, at any time. You are not expected to know why the accident occurred or if negligence was involved. Share your personal account and allow your DLG slip and fall attorney to handle the investigation – we will help you determine whether or not you have a claim that could lead to financial compensation.
A slip and fall involves any incident where you fell and injured yourself on what should have been solid ground. Examples of common slip and fall accident scenarios include:
Victims may suffer broken bones, burns, lacerations, or traumatic brain injuries due to slip and fall accidents. The scope of your suffering affects the value of a lawsuit, and the circumstances of the accident point to who is liable.
You can sue for any slip and fall accident regardless of the severity of that accident. A minor accident can leave you with long-lasting injuries or chronic pain, and recovering compensation through a lawsuit is the best way to ensure you will reach maximum recovery.
Immediately following an accident, you should seek medical attention. Going to the emergency room and undergoing an examination creates a paper trail showing you were hurt on the day of the accident. Additionally, medical care ensures that you can begin your recovery long before compensation is paid.
Suing for a slip and fall – whether minor or major – helps you recover all the money that you were forced to pay from your own pocket (or will lose out on as a result of your injuries). Bringing the case to light might prevent future injuries or deaths in the same location where you experienced a slip and fall, forcing the property owner to take action.
Victims often feel their injuries do not rise to the level of a lawsuit. But only an experienced slip and fall lawyer can appropriately evaluate your case and determine the extent of any negligence. You did not cause the accident, and you should not be responsible for picking up the pieces when you know someone else’s negligence led to your injuries, losses, pain, and suffering.
An estimated value for a slip and fall lawsuit can be determined by your lawyer during the discovery and investigation process. You can petition for reimbursement of all your medical expenses, as well as any resulting lost wages or loss of future earnings capacity. Your lawyer can call on medical experts who will explain how much treatment you require, how long your recovery may last, and whether or not any mental health services are recommended.
In addition, DLG will petition for damages correlated to pain and suffering, including relevant symptoms such as discomfort, chronic joint pain, headaches, or body pain. Compensation for emotional trauma pays for the stress of recovery and other mental health conditions from which you may now suffer. Although punitive damages in California are not capped, your lawyer must prove that the defendant’s actions were egregious, evil, or wantonly reckless to recover said damages.
Recently, slip and fall cases litigated by Dordulian Law Group have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients. A case involving Ms. H netted $3.25 million after a fall caused serious spinal injuries. DLG did not allow the property management company to settle for less, despite initially offering only $5,000. This particular case is an excellent example of why you should always consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Dordulian Law Group before ever agreeing to a settlement offer from either an insurance company or at-fault party.
In another recent case, Oscar M. suffered a traumatic brain injury at work, and DLG reached a settlement totaling $1.95 million for his injuries.
Contact DLG at 818-873-4300 for more information or to schedule a consultation. While speaking with a member of the legal team, you will learn about the estimated total value of your claim and how much financial compensation you might recover via settlement or trial.
When filing a slip and fall claim in North Hollywood, the case is built on four basic elements:
Your DLG North Hollywood personal injury lawyer and investigative team will work to gather evidence in an effort to prove that your slip and fall was no accident.
In California, you may file a lawsuit against anyone or any entity whose negligence or misconduct caused the accident or your injuries. Under California Civil Code 1714, citizens and businesses are responsible both for their actions and their “want of ordinary care or skill” when managing a property.
The law, therefore, allows for personal injury lawsuits against various at-fault parties, which can include:
If you walk onto someone’s property and trip over damaged concrete, you may file suit because the property owner or manager should have repaired the concrete as quickly as possible. If you enter a commercial or multi-family housing development, the owner of the property is responsible for maintenance even if they are not physically present. If the owner employs a management firm to oversee the property, the management firm may be sued for its negligent care of the property.
During an investigation, your lawyer from Dordulian Law Group will review all relevant evidence, and an investigator will look into the facts of the case. You may present photographs, receipts, timecards, videos, or eyewitness accounts that corroborate your version of the accident. If police were called to the scene, the police report is used to glean more information on the nature of the accident. If EMTs arrived on the scene, they can speak to the injuries you incurred and the state of the accident scene.
Keep in mind that California uses the precept of comparative negligence to determine how much money you will receive. For example, you might be found to be 20% liable for an accident that will net $1 million. Due to your perceived negligence, you would receive $800,000.
Dordulian Law Group will make every effort to produce evidence demonstrating that you played no part in the accident and deserve full compensation.
California is home to massive industrial development, crowded streets, and sprawling public parks. With a population of around four million, Los Angeles has nearly 5000 square miles of residential, commercial, and public land where these accidents can occur. Every year, the Los Angeles Superior Court sees around 25,000 personal injury cases.
A criminal case is something entirely different from a personal injury claim via a civil lawsuit. Criminal cases are managed by the District Attorney’s office. Civil cases are brought before a different court and are managed by private attorneys for both parties. If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, the at-fault party may be charged with a crime. This, however, does not preclude you from filing civil action against them to recover compensation. The goal of a civil litigation is to recover financial damages for injuries or harm sustained due to someone else’s negligence or ill intent. Both civil and criminal cases can take place concurrently, and a decision in one case will not necessarily affect the outcome of the other.
Under California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, you have two years from the date of the accident to take legal action. Slip and fall injury victims should bring their cases to DLG as soon as possible to avoid delays or a potential nullification of the claim. The sooner you reach out to DLG to file your claim, the better the chances of securing the maximum financial compensation award you deserve.
Your health insurance can pay for a portion of your medical bills, and the property’s insurance may cover some of your pain and suffering. However, you cannot expect insurance to leave you without an ounce of medical debt. At times, insurance companies act in bad faith while fulfilling claims, and hiring a lawyer from Dordulian Law Group helps prevent these bad faith efforts.
At Dordulian Law Group, we provide North Hollywood legal services for slip and fall victims. No matter where you were hurt, there is a potential for compensation. Allow our team to investigate your claim, determine the total value of your lawsuit, and vigorously defend your position.
Our Founding President and Managing Attorney, Samuel Dordulian, is a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County. His passion for supporting injured victims led him to found DLG, offering those throughout the region access to top-rated legal representation without the worry of upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses. With vast experience in successfully representing victims of car accidents, wrongful deaths, slip and falls, dog bites, premises liability, and product liability, Mr. Dordulian has argued over 80 jury trials with a 98% success rate.
“Great experience! Every thing from the start was on schedule exactly as they said it would be! Sam Dordulian took me through the majority of the process and did an awesome job communicating with me and letting me know what was going to happen every step of the way! he made dealing with a car accident an easy process!”
DLG’s Chief Investigator, Moses Castillo, is a retired detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. Throughout a decorated career, he investigated everything from traffic accidents to juvenile crimes and sexual assaults. With his expertise, Dordulian Law Group uncovers all relevant evidence to support your slip and fall claim.
With over 1000 satisfied clients, over $100 million recovered in judgments and settlements, and over 20 years of experience, DLG helps you recover from your recent slip and fall in North Hollywood without feeling overwhelmed by medical debt and lost income. Call 818-873-4300 or contact us online for more information or to schedule a free consultation.
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