Of all the myriad ways one can be injured, one of the most common methods is through a slip and fall accident. These occurrences take second place to motor vehicle accidents as the most common cause of injury in the United States. While many of these accidents only involve minor injury that resolves itself over time as the body heals, some accidents can cause lasting damage. That statement holds particularly true for elderly victims.
In more severe circumstances, premises-caused slip and fall accidents can result in significant medical costs as well as recuperation and rehabilitation costs and potentially even loss of wages or a decrease in earning potential. Suddenly, minor bumps and bruises become the cause for major concern.
In these instances, a qualified professional legal service can help victims get the sort of compensation necessary to allow the victim to heal. The Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC will fight for you to reach the right settlement for your slip and fall accident.
Types of Slip and Fall Accidents
Generally speaking, there are two broad categories of slip and fall accidents:
- Same Level Falls – slippery surfaces such as ice or recently mopped flooring represent the most common form, but can also include falls caused by improper lighting or by an uneven or damaged walking surface.
- Elevated Falls – these occur when a victim falls a significant distance, most often by falling down a flight of stairs, a ramp or a ladder. While less common, these falls are typically more severe.
Both types of falls are typically caused by some combination of responsibility between the victim and the owner of the property upon which the fall took place. An experienced legal time can suss out the exact amount of culpability for each party and determine if the victim deserves compensation due to property owner neglect.
Taking Care of Our Clients
Our primary concern as a firm is to secure the health and well-being of our clients. That concern includes securing the maximum compensation for any medical care necessary. Our team concentrates on securing repayment for issues such as:
- Dislocated or broken bones.
- Puncture wounds and internal bleeding.
- Internal organ damage.
- Trauma to the head or the spinal cord.
Our firm will help determine liability by conducting a thorough investigation of the premises and the incident, gathering whatever physical or visual evidence available from possible eyewitnesses, video feeds and even medical experts. The goal of this investigation is to build a case that will obtain the best possible result for our client.
Just because you or a family member has been a victim of a slip and fall accident does not mean you should be the victim of a legal dispute. The Law Offices of David P. Kashani, APLC in Lancaster, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Seattle will help settle the matter and allow you the resources and the peace of mind to heal.
For more information or to set up a free consultation, contact our offices right away.