Los Angeles parking lot slip and fall lawyer Sean Salamati understands that these kinds of accidents can cause debilitating injuries that require months, or even years, of medical treatments and rehabilitation, leaving you with large medical expenses, lost income, and a reduced quality of life.
If you were injured in a parking lot due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages from the at-fault parties to compensate you for your medical expenses, lost income, and more. Salamati Law attorneys will review all of the facts and circumstances that caused your parking lot slip and fall injury, and will fight to recover the largest damages award available to make you whole again.
Every accident is not a matter of negligence. However, there are many cases where it is possible to sue:
It is a California property owner’s duty to maintain a safe premises, free from hazards. If a risky situation arises, they are expected to take reasonable steps to warn others of the danger and remedy the matter as quickly as possible. Many parking lots are shifting to unmanned operations, yet the lot’s owners and operators remain responsible for regular maintenance and safety inspections to verify that their facilities are reasonably safe for the people that use them.
Parking lots are a common location for slip, trip, and fall accidents. In many cases, negligence on the part of the property owner may be to blame. Our firm can serve as your legal counsel and pursue compensation on your behalf in any type of parking lot slip and fall accident, including those caused by:
The critical factor in each of these cases is that the accident could have been avoided. When a property owner fails to take reasonable steps to make a parking lot safe for pedestrians, they could be liable for damages when a fall injury happens.
If you’ve been seriously hurt with broken bones, head injury, joint issues, spinal cord damage, or another type of lasting injury in a parking lot slip and fall, call a Los Angeles slip and fall lawyer for a free case review to explore your legal options to compensation. If someone else’s negligence contributed to your injuries, you may be able to recover damages to compensate you for your medical expenses, lost wages, related out-of-pocket expenses, and mental and emotional suffering.
A Los Angeles parking lot slip and fall attorneyat Salamati Law can investigate all the facts and circumstances that caused your accident and let you know if it is within your legal right to pursue a lawsuit.
If you choose to partner with our firm, we can file the lawsuit on your behalf, paying all the upfront expenses of litigation and handling all the details on your behalf, including settlement negotiations with the defendant’s insurer. We only get paid after a successful recovery, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us for a free consultation.
Common parking lot accident injuries that may form the basis of a lawsuit include:
The liable party could be responsible for your injury’s costs today – and also in the future.
It’s not always easy to discover who might be responsible for the parking lot hazard that caused your injury.
Any or all of these parties may be culpable in a personal injury lawsuit. Naming more than one entity in the suit can maximize the compensation you are able to obtain if there are valid legal grounds. Sean Salamati will investigate every party that might have responsibility to determine which of them are liable for damages to compensate you for your personal injury in a parking lot.
From accessing surveillance footage to interviewing witnesses, our team of investigators can look into every aspect of your injury to find evidence that the parking lot owner knew – or should have known – of the hazard that caused your slip and fall accident.
Like other California personal injury cases, proving negligence in a slip and fall lawsuit requires an injured party to show four elements:
Beyond these basic elements, an injured party should be aware of other procedural and evidentiary elements that will be critical in a parking lot fall lawsuit in California.
First, California’s statute of limitations for slip and fall claims sets a deadline for when you can file a lawsuit. Specifically, you need to start your lawsuit no later than two years after you have suffered an injury in a parking lot fall. In a few rare instances, you may be able to extend this deadline, but your opportunity to recover damages for your injury will be stronger if you start your case sooner rather than later.
Second, you and your personal injury lawyer will need to document all of the evidence of your slip and fall accident, including evidence of the losses and harm you suffered. This includes photographs of any unsafe conditions that caused you to fall (e.g., uneven or cracked pavement, broken lighting, etc.), copies of medical diagnoses and bills for treatment and rehabilitation, and verification of all income that you might have lost due to your inability to work. We can also bring on forensic economists to determine what future expenses might still arise, so you are compensated for years to come.
Third, you and your attorney will also need to establish communications with the attorneys for the negligent parties and their insurance companies. Insurers like to settle slip and fall cases quickly with low settlement offers in exchange for an injured party’s agreement not to continue with a lawsuit. Experienced slip and fall attorney Sean Salamati will shield you from this kind of predatory settlement strategy.
The immediate aftermath of a parking lot slip, trip, or fall can be confusing. You may not be sure whether you are seriously injured. A bump on the head could be a concussion. A backache could mean a slipped spinal disc. A twisted knee or misaligned hip may require joint replacement surgery down the road.
Here are a few tips to protect your right to sue:
Los Angeles slip and fall attorney Sean Salamati has recovered substantial damages for people who have been hurt in parking lot falls in Los Angeles and elsewhere throughout Southern California. Contact Salamati Law for representation by a skilled lawyer to help you recover the compensation that you are owed.
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