Falls are a leading cause of disability and death, particularly among senior citizens. However, anyone can fall at any time. Falls can happen anywhere, like at Downey’s famed Apollo Park or the Columbia Memorial Space Center. If you’ve fallen and sustained a severe injury due to someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to pay. Let the Downey slip and fall lawyers at The Salamati Law Firm help you pursue compensation for your losses.

Liability Issues in Slip & Fall Incidents

Our Los Angeles slip and fall lawyers have years of experience proving liability in court. In legal terms, liability refers to a fault. When someone is found at fault for causing an accident, that person may be ordered to pay compensation to the victim. In the case of slip and fall incidents, an at-fault party might be the property manager or owner. Under California law, three elements must be proven to establish liability in a slip and fall case. They are:

  • The property owner owed a duty of care to the victim.
  • The property owner breached that duty of care.
  • The victim sustained injuries as a direct result of that negligence.

It can be difficult to prove liability in a slip and fall case. It’s essential to consult an experienced legal team who handles these cases regularly. When you choose The Salamati Law Firm, you’ll work with a veteran slip and fall attorney who knows how to investigate your case, gather all the necessary evidence, and craft a compelling argument.

Common Injuries to Watch Out For

When you have a slip and fall accident in a public place or someone else’s home; it’s natural for bystanders to come rushing over to assist you. They may even ask if you’re all right. Our attorneys recommend not assuring bystanders that you’re not hurt, as you could very well be injured and not realize it yet. Also, if you insist that you aren’t injured, this could jeopardize your case in the long run.

During any traumatic event, the body can release adrenaline. The effects of this hormone can mask the symptoms of an injury. It’s always a good idea to seek medical evaluation right away after a slip and fall incident, just in case. It also establishes an official record of your injuries and their causation for a potential court case. The doctor may evaluate you for the following injuries, which are common in slip and fall incidents:

  • Traumatic brain injury (concussion)
  • Fracture
  • Sprains and strains
  • Contusions

Keep careful notes of your diagnoses and symptoms, and the extent to which they interfere with your daily activities (like work). Let your lawyer know right away if you’re diagnosed with a new medical condition or complication that resulted from your fall.

Schedule Your Free Consultation in Downey

For over 20 years, The Salamati Law Firm has defended the legal rights of personal injury victims in Downey and the surrounding areas. Our Downey slip and fall lawyers will investigate your case and provide personalized legal guidance regarding your options. If you decide to pursue a lawsuit, your personal injury attorney will be at your side every step of the way. Contact us to request a complimentary consultation.