Who is Liable for Damages Following Slip and Fall Accidents?

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If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for compensation. You may even assume that your accident was a result of your own clumsiness and not caused by someone else’s negligent behavior. However, if your injury has resulted in medical expenses, an inability to work, physical pain, and similar issues, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. But who can be held liable for a slip and fall injury in Redondo Beach?

The first step in establishing liability following a slip and fall accident is hiring an experienced attorney to investigate your claim. There are many circumstances and factors that can contribute to slip and fall accidents. Our premises liability attorneys know how to identify these – and how to determine who is responsible for their existence. Once established, we can hold the negligent party accountable and seek compensation for all of your damages. This may include:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Wages lost due to an inability to work
  • Home modifications and adaptive technology
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional turmoil

When you settle with an insurance company, you may receive compensation for some of your medical expenses. You may even receive compensation for adaptive technology and a portion of your lost wages. Only with an attorney, however, can you be sure that all of your damages are being considered, including those that do not have a demonstrable monetary value, like pain and suffering.

During your free initial consultation at our South Bay area office, we will talk to you about the damages you may be entitled to and help you decide the most effective way to move forward with your claim.

Multiple Parties

Slip and Fall Lawyer | Redondo Beach | South Bay | TorranceIt is possible for your injury to be the responsibility of multiple parties. In most cases, liability for injury resulting from a slip and fall will rest with the property owner or manager. In some cases, it will fall to both. In others still, government entities, grounds and maintenance companies, and others may share some or all of the responsibly.

Each of these options needs to be considered during the investigation process to make sure you are being set up to receive maximum compensation. While there is never a guarantee of a win, the better able we are to establish a direct relationship between your injury and the action or inaction of someone else, the higher your chances of securing a desirable settlement.

The best way to determine if you are entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit is through a private and confidential consultation at our Redondo Beach office. Here, we can review your case, discuss in detail your options, and direct you towards the most effective way to get the compensation you deserve.

To schedule your free consultation at Kirtland & Packard, LLP, please call 310-536-1000 today. Located in Redondo Beach, we represent victims of serious injury living in Torrance, South Bay, and all surrounding areas of California.