Downtown Los Angeles is full of historic buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Pan American Lofts is one of the finest examples of these structures, known as the second oldest building in Downtown LA. Though it was originally built in 1895, Pan American went through extensive renovations in 2007, when it was converted into a luxury condo building. Even before then, the building was featured in many Alfred Hitchcock films, as well as the movies “Seven” and “Blade Runner.”
There’s no denying that Pan American Lofts if one of Southern California’s most notable landmarks, attracting LA’s elite, as well as tourists from all around the world. However, there is a lot going on at buildings like the Pan American, and it’s essential for management to inspect and maintain the property at all times. Unfortunately, there are many cases of neglect and misconduct by building owners and operators, which can lead to slip and fall accidents on the premises.
If a dangerous condition caused you to fall down and injure yourself at Pan American Lofts, contact our office immediately to learn about your rights and legal options. Based on the details of your accident, you may have grounds for a slip and fall lawsuit. Our lawyers are more than ready for the challenge of fighting for you and recovering the highest possible settlement from a fall accident injury case against Pan American Lofts.
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Injuries from a Slip and Fall at Pan American Lofts
It’s not unusual for people to scoff at the idea of suing for a fall-related accident. After all, slipping on something can be comical when it happens in movies and TV shows. But it’s a different story in real life, based on the damage that you can suffer from an unexpected slip and fall. Let’s take a look at just some of the injuries you can sustain from these incidents:
Cuts and puncture wounds
Damage to the knees – fractured kneecap, torn ligaments and tendons
Spinal cord damage
Loss of function
Sprained wrist or ankle
Rupturing of internal organs
Anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, and other signs of post-traumatic stress
How Can I Tell if Pan American Lofts is Responsible for my Accident?
To establish that someone else is responsible for your injuries, you must show that they acted in a careless of dangerous manner, thereby creating a situation that caused you to have an accident .This is known as liability, and it’s the foundation the every slip and fall lawsuit, whether you’ve been harmed by an individual or a company. When it comes to owners and managers of a building, there are various conditions that they need to take in order to prevent a slip and fall on the property:
Leaking pipes that can cause water on the floor
Uneven flooring (or pavement)
Damaged or poorly designed hand rails
Bunched up areas on carpeting and rugs
Wires that are not secured properly
No safety barriers or Wet Floor signs
Oil stains and puddles in parking garages
Snow, ice, and rainwater on sidewalks and outdoor steps
Proving a case of liability for a slip and fall accident can be quite challenging, as building management will do everything in their power to conceal evidence and deny liability. As a result, it’s very hard for most people to get anywhere with cases on their own. That’s why we encourage you to speak with a Pan American Lofts slip and fall attorney as soon as possible.
What is the Average Value for these Cases?
Cases values for a slip and fall lawsuit vary significantly, as they’re based on the circumstances surrounding each individual accident. Thus, it’s important to understand that there’s no such thing as an average case value. Based on the degree of your injuries, compensation from a slip and fall case against Pan American Lofts may be in the neighborhood of $250,000 to $2,500,000 and above. These amounts are based on our many years of experience with fall injury accident claims. Since there are many factors that will determine the value of your case, contact us to discuss your claim with a slip and fall lawsuit attorney.
Length of Time to Settle a Slip and Fall Lawsuit
The timeline to recover a slip and fall settlement can range from a few months to one or more years. Much of this time has to do with the negotiation process, where settlement offers are exchanged back and forth between your lawyer and the insurance company. Negotiations typically take longer for cases with serious injuries, though there are certainly exceptions to the rule. If we had to narrow down a length of time to settle a slip and fall case, 6 to 10 months is reasonable based on cases that are settled by our attorneys. However, there are many other factors that can impact how long it takes to settle a slip and fall lawsuit, which we can educate you on during a free case consultation.
How Long Do I Have Sue for a Slip and Fall at Pan American Lofts?
The statute of limitations for a slip and fall case is two years in the state of California. Keep in mind that this time period starts on the date you were injured, except in rare circumstances. If you wait too long to pursue a lawsuit against Pan American Lofts, you can easily run out of time to seek monetary compensation for your injuries. Contacting our law firm right away is an easy way to solve this problem. We will get to work immediately on investigating your accident and gathering the necessary evidence for a slip and fall liability claim.
Schedule a Second Opinion Consultation
The legal process is never as smooth and easy as we would like, but what if you sense that there are serious problems with your case? Many people talk themselves out of confronting these issues, but it’s important to pay attention to your instincts when you’re in the middle of a lawsuit. If you have concerns about a pending slip and fall injuries claim, please consider meeting with us for a free second opinion. Our main objective is to advise you of any problems with your case and recommend solutions that may be of interest to you. The consultation is free regardless of what you do with our advice, so don’t hesitate to call us if you’re interested in a free second opinion.
Contact DTLA Law Group
The process of recovering from a slip and fall can be stressful for a number of reasons, including the effect such an incident has on your finances. At a time like this, hiring a lawyer may be the last thing on your mind, even though you understand the value of high quality legal representation.
Let us provide you with the Zero Fee Guarantee, which allows you to hire a lawyer with experience in slip and fall lawsuits at no upfront cost. As an injury victim, you should not have to pay in order to recover the compensation you deserve by law. That’s why we ask the defendant to cover our fees as a part of your settlement award. In short, you are not responsible for any legal fees, since we only get paid by winning your case.
Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you were injured from a slip and fall at Pan American Lofts.
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