Nov 28, 2022
Slip and falls (also known as trip and falls) can occur virtually anywhere and lead to a range of injuries – from minor cuts and bruises to a catastrophic injury requiring long-term medical care. From supermarkets to hotels to casinos and even public sidewalks, slip or trip and fall accidents injure countless people every year.
When a slip and fall accident occurs due to negligence on the part of an individual or entity, how can you recover the financial compensation necessary to make a complete recovery that takes into account your physical, emotional, and financial well-being?
In the sections below, we will take a look at The Top 10 Most Common Injuries Occurring as a Result of Slip/Trip and Fall Accidents. Additionally, we’ll review what damages may be recoverable through a slip/trip and fall personal injury civil lawsuit with Dordulian Law Group. We’ll also discuss the deadlines for filing your claim in California and how you can maximize your cash settlement after a slip and fall injury stemming from negligence or carelessness.
A slip and fall typically occurs when the victim slips and loses footing on someone’s property or premises. A slip or trip and fall civil lawsuit is what’s known as a premises liability claim in personal injury law. Any time someone slips or trips and falls at either a public or private property location and an injury occurs as a result of negligence or carelessness, the victim may be eligible to file a premises liability lawsuit to recover financial compensation or a cash settlement. Slip/trip and falls commonly occur at grocery stores, hotels, parking lots, parks, shopping malls, hospitals, etc.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) confirm that each year approximately 9 million people in the United States visit emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. And 3 million older people – those age 65 or above – are treated annually in emergency rooms for falls.
Between 2007 and 2016, CDC data confirms that fall death rates increased 30% in the U.S. And if those rates continue to climb, by 2030 there will be an estimated seven deaths every hour due to falls.
Some additional statistics related to slip and fall injuries include:
As the CDC notes, falls can cause serious injuries and even fatalities. With head injuries frequently occurring in slip or trip and fall accidents, the potential for a victim to experience a reduced quality of life afterward is relatively high. As a result, a civil claim may be necessary to help a victim make a complete recovery, especially when a severe injury is sustained.
If’ you’ve suffered any type of injury as a result of a slip/trip and fall that was due to someone else’s negligence, a civil lawsuit with Dordulian Law Group (DLG) can be a means of recovering certain damages relative to your incident.
Some of the damages that the Los Angeles slip and fall injury attorneys at DLG may pursue on your behalf include:
At DLG, we always fight to recover maximum financial compensation for all applicable damages in a client’s slip or trip and fall case. Whatever your specific slip and fall incident entailed (and however severe your injuries may be) we will work tirelessly on your behalf to recover the maximum financial damages award you deserve to make a complete recovery.
By filing a civil lawsuit with DLG, injured slip/trip and fall victims may be able to recover financial compensation for a variety of losses. When negligence or carelessness causes a slip/trip and fall incident resulting in an injury, the liable party should cover things like medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. It should not be the responsibility of the injured victim to pay for such expenses out of their own pocket.
At DLG, we have decades of experience helping slip and fall victims recover maximum financial compensation for their injuries. We’ll fight to help you obtain compensation quickly and justly, allowing you to recover on your own terms.
In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims (including slip/trip and fall accidents) is almost always two years from the date that the incident occurred. In some cases, however, such as when an injured victim is pursuing a claim against a government entity or other specific at-fault party, the statute of limitations could be much shorter (sometimes only six months).
Accordingly, it is recommended that slip and fall injury victims contact an experienced DLG lawyer immediately following an accident. Taking immediate action will increase your chances of success and also ensure your slip/trip and fall injury claim is filed timely, properly, and in accordance with all state and local regulations.
DLG was founded by former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, Sam Dordulian. As California’s leading personal injury attorneys with experience and proven results that simply can’t be matched by most other firms, DLG offers clients peace of mind and confidence while navigating the legal system. As a Deputy District Attorney, Dordulian helped victims obtain justice in criminal cases – securing life sentences against some of our community’s most dangerous criminals. Today, Dordulian helps injured victims recover maximum financial compensation for all types of accidents, including those involving slip/trip and falls.
At DLG, our experience and proven results speak volumes:
Ready to file a claim and pursue justice through a financial damages award? Our expert attorneys are available online or by phone now.
We provide each and every client with the professionalism, personalized attention, and compassion they deserve. To file your personal injury claim, contact an experienced, trusted, and proven slip and fall accident attorney from DLG today for a free and no obligation consultation at 818-322-4056.
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