Los Angeles County Slip-and-Fall and Trip-and-Fall Attorney

Slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls happen every day, and often, they’re the result of the of an owner or occupier of property to inspect a premises and warn of or repair any dangerous conditions. These types of accidents can lead to injuries or even death.

Common Causes of Slip-and-Falls and Trip-and-Falls

A wide variety of conditions and scenarios can cause slip-and-falls or trip-and-falls. Here are some of their common causes:

  • Uneven walking surfaces.
  • Holes in sidewalks or pavement.
  • Spills or otherwise wet walking surfaces.
  • Floor waxing
  • Cluttered store aisles.
  • Loose or uneven steps.

Common Slip-and-Fall and Trip-and-Fall Injuries

In a slip-and-fall, the victim usually falls backward. In a trip-and-fall, he or she ordinarily falls forward. In either event, injuries often include head, neck and shoulder injuries including fractures, cartilage or ligament tears and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Some slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls have even caused fatalities.

Circumstantial Evidence

According to our slip and fall attorney Van Nuys, a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall victim must be able to show that the owner or occupier of the premises where the accident occurred knew or should have known of the condition that caused the accident. This might call for circumstantial evidence of constructive knowledge of the condition. Our slip and fall attorney Van Nuys has shown constructive knowledge of a dangerous condition in the past by showing that the condition existed for so long that the owner or occupier of the premises would have discovered the condition if he or she had exercised reasonable care.

After being injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall anywhere in or around Los Angeles or Van Nuys, get in touch with Scott D. Oppenheim Attorney at Law to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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