Most of us only visit cemeteries for burial services or to visit the graves of our loved ones. Unfortunately, these moments can be interrupted by accidents, like trip and fall accidents, that could result in devastating injuries.
Were you or a member of your family injured in a cemetery trip and fall accident? If so, you might have grounds to pursue an injury claim. If you are interested in learning more about your right to file a personal injury lawsuit for the harm that you or a member of your family sustained in a cemetery incident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your injury claim and fight for your right to recover a fair settlement. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims – they are ready to help you win. If you are interested in discussing your claim with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact us today.
Some Causes of Trip and Fall Accidents in Cemeteries
Trip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, including in cemeteries, graveyards, and funeral homes, for instance. These incidents can happen at any time that a hazard is present. Some of the common hazards associated with trip and fall accidents can include the following:
- Poor maintenance
- Lack of maintenance
- Raised concrete
- Holes on the ground
- Falling into a dug hole
- Lack of warning signs
- Misplaced mats
Without a doubt, other hazards could exist that could lead to other accidents in a cemetery. For instance, wet grass (which is very common in cemeteries) can cause unsuspecting parties to slip and fall. Regardless of the specific cause of the incident or the type of incident that you suffered on the premises of a cemetery, you likely suffered at least some injuries.
Victims of trip and fall accidents can suffer many different injuries, some of which could include the following: head injuries; traumatic brain injuries; dislocated shoulders and other shoulder injuries; broken or sprained wrists; knee injuries; broken or sprained ankles; nerve injuries; lacerations; scrapes and bruises. Regardless of the harm resulting from the incident, it is important for victims and their families to be aware of their legal options. If you or a member of your family were injured in a cemetery trip and fall accident, you might have grounds to file a personal injury claim.
Who is Liable for the Incident?
Who is liable for the harm resulting from the trip and fall accident that you or a member of your family suffered at a cemetery? Liability for cemetery incidents is typically based on premise liability. Based on premise liability, all property owners owe guests on their property a duty of care. That is, property owners have a duty to ensure that their entire premises are free of any dangerous conditions that could lead to incidents. When property owners fail to keep their premises safe, they can directly contribute to incidents and harm to guests. Because of this, property owners could be liable for the harm resulting from any incidents.
Who owns the cemetery? Cemeteries are typically privately owned, although there are many cemeteries that are owned by the government. This means that affected victims could sue the private owner or even the government entity that owns the cemetery. If you would like to learn more about liability for cemetery incidents, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the cemetery trip and fall lawyers at our firm immediately.
Monetary Compensation for Trip and Fall Accidents
Are you eligible to recover monetary compensation for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered in a trip and fall accident at a cemetery? Based on the details surrounding the incident and the harm suffered, you could be eligible to recover compensation. Some of the categories of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your claim is successful could include the following:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
- Legal expenses
If you are interested in learning more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your injury lawsuit against the cemetery owner is successful, do not hestiate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm immediately. Our personal injury lawyers are committed to helping you recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. For more information about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to recover if your claim is successful, do not hesitate to contact us immediately. Our lawyers want to help you win what you are owed.
What Should You Do?
After a cemetery trip and fall accident, there are a number of things that affected parties should do to ensure that they preserve their right to file a claim. What should you do? Consider some of the recommendations listed below:
- Take photos of all the injuries resulting from the incident
- Take photos of the hazard that caused the incident
- Take photos of the entire scene of the accident
- Seek medical care as soon as possible
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- Gather all relevant records, including medical records, lost income, and records of property damage
- Seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately
For more information about what you should do after any sort of incident at a cemetery, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
If you are in need of a cemetery trip and fall accident lawyer, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Our personal injury lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group have many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including those arising from incidents at cemeteries and other properties. Would you like to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm? If so, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm as soon as possible.
At our firm, we offer free legal services. Our free legal services include free consultations and free second opinions. During these legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all of your concerns, providing you with all the information that you need to pursue your injury claim against the liable party or entity. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our lawyers and benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact our experts immediately.
We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will never be required to pay upfront legal fees for our legal services. Our firm is also based on a strict contingency structure; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay for any legal fees until after they win their claims. If you do not win, it’s simple – you won’t have to pay anything.
Are you ready to discuss your claim with our cemetery trip and fall lawyers? If so, contact us today.