A slip and fall injury can happen to anyone at any time, whether you’re out with your family at the Lakewood Center shopping mall or perhaps picking up the kids at one of Lakewood’s four school districts. At the Salamati Law Firm, our Los Angeles slip and fall lawyers are available to meet with residents of the Lakewood area who have suffered a slip and fall-related injury on someone else’s property. If the property owner was negligent, you shouldn’t have to pay for their mistake.

What types of injuries may result from falls?

Our Lakewood slip and fall lawyers work with clients every day who have suffered a range of injuries because of the negligence of other people. These can range from mild to severe. Some of them may result in long-lasting or even permanent disability. Some examples of common slip and fall injuries include the following:

  • Lacerations and contusions
  • Broken bones
  • Ankle or wrist sprains
  • Dislocated shoulders
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Internal organ damage

In severe cases, death may result. Family members of deceased victims may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit after a slip and fall incident.

How our law firm holds negligent property owners responsible

When you work with a slip and fall attorney at our law firm, we will thoroughly investigate your case and collect all available evidence to prove that the other party is liable for your injuries. Under California law, a property owner or manager may be held liable if they;

  • Knew or should have known that a hazardous condition existed
  • Failed to correct or give adequate warning about the hazardous condition

Some examples of common situations include the following:

  • Loose carpeting and uneven floorboards
  • Plumbing leaks and spills
  • Failure to put up warning signs about slippery floors or other hazards
  • Failure to rope off construction sites

Here’s what to do immediately after a slip and fall incident

The lawyers at the Salamati Law Firm want you to prioritize your own health and safety in the wake of an accident. You should call 911 to request an ambulance right away if you believe you have sustained serious injuries in a fall. If you’re physically capable of doing so, you should also do the following in order to improve your chances of a favorable outcome in court.

  • Call the property manager over to report the incident.
  • Collect names and contact information of any witnesses.
  • Take pictures of the scene of the accident, particularly of the hazardous condition.
  • Take pictures of your injuries, if visible.
  • Write notes about what happened immediately before and during the accident.

If you ever have any questions about what you should do, please get in touch with our law firm right away. We’ll walk you through the process and ensure you get the help you need.

Contact the Salamati Law Firm for your free consultation

Sean Salamati and his team of Lakewood slip and fall lawyers believe that every victim deserves reliable legal guidance. If you’ve fallen and sustained an injury on someone else’s property, you’re invited to contact our law firm to request a free consultation. Your personal injury attorney will review your case, explain the liability issues involved, and discuss your options for recourse. There is no risk to you since there’s never a legal fee unless we secure compensation on your behalf.