Slips and falls happen all the time in Los Angeles, at home and in the work place. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), approximately two million slip and fall injuries occur in the United States each year, and are nearly equal between men and women. However, there more job-related fatalities when men slip and fall, which stands at 11%, as compared to women, which stands at 5%.
Avrek Law Firm’s Los Angeles slip and fall accident lawyers have a winning track record representing slip and fall cases that other law firms reject. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our personal injury lawyers fight for the highest amount of compensation to be paid for injuries and damages.
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Common Causes of Slips and Falls
According to the United States Department of Labor, slips and falls account for 15% of all accidental deaths per year. They are the second leading cause of accidental deaths behind motor vehicles. Slips and falls also account for over 95 million lost work days annually. Common causes of these accidents include:
- Greasy or wet floors
- Dry wooden or powdered floors
- Freshly waxed or polished floors
- Floor clutter
- Damaged ladder steps
- Sloped walking surfaces
- Open file cabinet drawers or open desks
- Uneven floor tiles or missing bricks
- Electrical cables or codes
- Bad weather conditions
According to the law in California, slip and fall accidents constitute Premise Liability. Premise Liability means that the owner or person in possession of a property is held liable for the injuries and damages that occur to the injured party.
Work with a Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney
Property owners, renters, managers, business owners and even commercial business owners can be responsible in a slip and fall accident, but there might be other parties responsible that aren’t as obvious. Injury claims in a slip and fall accident can be complicated, so it’s best to work with an experienced slip and fall accident attorney in Los Angeles to protect yourself and your family.
Avrek Law Firm’s qualified Los Angeles personal injury lawyers assist victims obtain the highest amount of compensation deserved for their claim, and we proudly serve Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, including Pasadena, Burbank and Beverly Hills. To further discuss your claim details in a free case consultation, call our office or complete the online form today!