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Premises Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents on Sidewalks

Nov 2, 2022 | Premises Liability

Premises liability is hard to prof but we can help you. Slip and fall accidents on sidewalks are more common that you may believe. On either public or private property, if a walkway was uneven and you fell, you can seek financial compensation for your damages. You may seek compensation for your injury related expenditures, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages if the party in charge of maintaining the sidewalk was negligent in their job.

Owners of property have a responsibility to keep their structures safe so that guests are not at risk of harm. The owner of the property should be responsible for paying damages if someone is injured as a result of the owner’s failure to keep the area safe and free of hazards like uneven walkways.

Who is Liable for Accidents on Sidewalks?

Your sidewalk injury may be the result of negligence on the part of a person or entity, depending where the accident occurred. Finding out who or what was in charge of maintaining the sidewalk should be your first step if you have fallen and sustained injuries there.

In order to start the process of submitting an injury claim on your behalf, we know how to find the at-fault party and get their insurance information. Along with precisely documenting your losses, we will also collect a large quantity of evidence from the accident scene.

Government Property Slip and Fall Accidents

The government may be liable for your injuries if you trip, slip, or fall on land it owns or manages. In general, if the government was careless and that conduct resulted in your injury, you can seek compensation for your losses. If your injuries happened on a city-maintained or another sort of government-maintained sidewalk, you must go through a series of steps before ever discussing a settlement.

Who is Liable for Public Property Slip and Falls?

You must identify who is accountable for maintaining that section of the sidewalk if your injuries happened on public property (such as in a parking lot or in front of a store at a shopping center). The upkeep of outside property is the responsibility of many companies. However, in retail centers and strip malls, maintenance may fall within the purview of the entire property’s owner. A detailed review of property records may be required to determine to whom a notice of claim should be delivered in order to obtain compensation.

Landlord Premises Liability

The landowner may be responsible for your injuries if the walkway was on a private property. Every homeowner’s insurance policy provides information on premises liability. In the event that a person is hurt on their property, they may have coverage to be utilized to reimburse the victim’s losses. Contacting the homeowner’s insurance provider to submit a claim is necessary before the settlement process can start.

Sidewalk Accidents and Their Common Causes

The following are among the most considered as a crucial factor for sidewalk collisions:

  • Cracks
  • Sloping/slanted pavement
  • Utility holes and damaged grates
  • Loose materials
  • Debris
  • Obstructions
  • Landscape neglect

Companies, governments, and homeowners that are in charge of maintaining sidewalks should ensure that they are safe for pedestrians. This involves correcting risks as soon as possible and providing warnings of hazards as needed.

Injuries Caused by Sidewalk Falls

Whatever caused your fall, you might sustain a variety of injuries. When you trip or slide suddenly and fall on the rough concrete of a sidewalk, everything is conceivable, from shattered bones and fractures to concussions and severe brain damage.

The following are the most common injuries that occur when someone has a trip, slip or fall injury on a sidewalk:

  • Injuries to the back
  • TBI (traumatic brain injury)
  • Ankle fractures or sprains
  • Injuries to the wrist and elbow
  • Knee problems
  • Muscle strain
  • Hip sprains
  • Bruises and cuts

You don’t have to pay medical fees and any associated damages as a result of someone else’s negligence.

Contact a Los Angeles Attorney Today for Your Premises Liability Case

Contact a Los Angeles Attorney today for a consultation on your case. Premises liability is one of our many practices. Our devoted personal injury attorneys at KAASS LAW have expertise managing challenging premises liability matters. Without legal knowledge, we are aware that pursuing financial recompense for your injuries from an aggressive insurance provider or a property owner can be stressful. So that you can concentrate on what’s most crucial—your recovery—let us pursue the money you’re entitled. Please dial 310-933-5171 to speak to our specialized attorneys.