Most of us had literally fallen victim to cruel pranks – like pulling chairs. Did you have your chair pulled from under you? If so, you likely ended up on the floor with some sort of injuries. Although some people can simply get up and go on with their day, others sustain serious injuries in these incidents and cannot even get back up after the fall.
Based on the details surrounding the incident, you might have grounds to take legal action. If you are interested in learning more about your right to pursue a personal injury claim after your chair was pulled from under you right before you sat down resulting in injuries, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible.
You can trust the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your injury claim. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including those arising from chair pulling incidents. You can trust that our lawyers will guide you every step of the way and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome.
If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, contact us today.
The Possible Injuries
If someone pulled your chair away as you were sitting down, you likely ended up on the floor. Unfortunately, these incidents can be very dangerous. Some of the injuries that affected parties could suffer include the following:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Pelvic injuries
- Hip injuries
These are just some of the injuries that victims could suffer. In some cases, these injuries could cause permanent, debilitating harm. In other cases, these injuries could even be fatal.
Why Do These Incidents Happen?
In general, these incidents are associated with the direct actions of others. Typically, pulling chairs from under people who are trying to sit are seen as fun pranks; however, chair pulling is definitely not fun for the people who end up injured on the floor. Whether people are trying to simply be funny or have malicious intent when pulling the chair, serious harm could occur – and they could be held accountable. Depending on the details surrounding the incident, other parties could also be accountable.
Can I Sue?
What are my rights if I was harmed by a chair pulled under me? Do I have a case? Can I file a lawsuit if I was injured after a chair was pulled out from under me? Regardless of whether incidents occur at schools, restaurants, bars, casinos, private homes, weddings, parties, or at the office, you might have grounds to pursue a claim.
In some cases, injured victims might have grounds to take legal action against the individual who pulled the chair from under the victim. When someone pulls a chair from underneath another person, they are doing it intentionally. Therefore, victims can actually be eligible to pursue assault and battery claims against the individual who pulled the chair.
If the person who pulled the chair is an employee where the incident occurred, liability could actually be transferred to the employer based on vicarious liability (which states that employers could be liable for the actions of their employees). This means that victims could also potentially pursue assault and battery claims against the employer/property owner (the employer is typically the property owner as well). In cases where an employer or property owner was aware of an individuals likelihood of pulling chairs out or performing other dangerous “pranks” (i.e., there were previous incidents but the employer ignored them), the employer or property owner could also be liable.
Without a doubt, determining your right to sue could be very complicated. Therefore, you should seek legal assistance with a chair pulling lawsuit attorney as soon as possible. Our lawyers are experienced in chair pulling before sitting cases and are ready to help you better understand your right to sue.
Can You Be Compensated?
Based on the details surrounding the incident and the harm suffered, you could be eligible to recover at least some sort of monetary compensation. What could you receive? Every claim is different, but you could be eligible to receive compensation for some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Punitive damages
- Legal fees
If you are interested in learning more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your claim reaches a positive claim outcome, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Our injury attorneys are ready to help you recover the highest amount of compensation available. Whether our lawyers must negotiate a fair settlement or take your lawsuit to trial to reach a settlement, you can trust that our lawyers will not rest until you recover the compensation that you are owed.
What Should You Do?
If someone pulled a chair from under you resulting in harm, there are a number of things that you should do to prepare to pursue a claim. Consider some of the recommendations listed below:
- Take photos of your injuries
- Take photos of the scene of the incident
- Seek medical care
- File an incident report immediately (with the property owner)
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- Gather any video footage that captured the incident
- Collect all medical records
- Collect all records of lost earnings
- Seek legal assistance with an experienced chair pulling incident lawyer immediately
File Your Claim Quickly
All personal injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims. If claimants do not file their claims within the time allowed, they could unfortunately lose their right to sue. How long do you have to file your claim?
In the state of California, personal injury claims are normally subject to a two-year statute of limitations; this gives claimants only two years to pursue their claims. However, it is possible for exceptions could apply which could ultimately affect the time that claimants have to sue. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the deadline that applies to your claim, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, you can trust our injury lawyers to provide you with the guidance that you need to successfully pursue a claim against the party that contributed to the harm that you suffered. Would you like to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm? If so, contact us at your earliest convenience.
We offer free legal services. More specifically, these free legal services consist of free consultations and free second opinions. During our free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns regarding your claim. You can trust that our lawyers will provide you with all the information that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. If you are ready to benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
We also offer a Zero-Fee guarantee. Because of our Zero-Fee guarantee, our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. We are also strictly based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome. If you do not win, you will not be required to cover any legal fees.
If you are ready to speak with our chair pull injury attorneys, contact us today.