Although picture frames make the interior of homes, stores, and other businesses look more appealing, they can present a significant hazard. If picture frames are not installed correctly, they could fall and potentially injure innocent bystanders. Falling picture frame incidents, like all other falling object incidents, can cause a number of injuries, some of which could be devastating.
Were you or a member of your family injured due to a falling picture frame incident? If so, you might have grounds to file a claim. If you are interested in learning more about your right to file a lawsuit for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including falling object incidents like those involving falling picture frames. Our personal injury lawyers are ready to evaluate your claim and help you fight for the right to recover the compensation that you are owed. You can trust that our lawyers will guide you every step of the way.
If you are interested in discussing your claim with the experts at our firm, contact us immediately.
Some Causes of Falling Picture Frame Incidents
Falling picture frame incidents can be associated with the following:
The Resulting Injuries
- The frame is too heavy for the type or number of nails used
- The frame was placed on a nail that was not nailed onto a supporting beam (some frames are too heavy to be held up by just the nail through the drywall)
- The frame was placed incorrectly
- The frame was placed on a nail that was not inserted far enough
Regardless of the cause of the falling picture frame incident, affected parties – anyone who is standing, walking, or even sitting nearby – can potentially suffer significant injuries. Some examples of the injuries that affected parties could suffer include the following:
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Facial fractures and lacerations
- Neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Back injuries
- Knee injuries
- Foot injuries
- Lacerations associated with broken glass
Although it is most common for falling picture frames to strike the head and face of victims initially, it is also possible for falling objects to strike the lower portion of the body as well. Because of that, potential injuries vary significantly. Regardless of the harm that you or a member of your family suffered, you should explore the legal options available to you. Do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm today.
Who Is Liable?
In general, falling picture frame incidents are associated with the negligence of a party or entity. Typically, liability will fall onto the property owner. This is because all property owners owe their guests a duty of care – a duty to ensure that their entire premises are free of any hazards or dangerous conditions that can cause incidents. When property owners fail to identify and address the hazards present on their premises, they could directly lead to incidents. This means that property owners could be liable for the harm that occurs on the premises. In other words, if you suffered harm due to a falling picture frame incident on a property, the property owner could be liable and could be sued. If you are interested in learning more about establishing liability and your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately.
What Should You Do?
After any sort of incident, victims and their families should take a number of steps to ensure that they prepare to file their claims. What should you do? After an incident, affected parties should do the following:
What Could You Recover?
- Take photos of all injuries suffered
- Take photos of the hazard that caused the incident
- Take photos of the whole scene of the incident
- File an incident report with the property owner (request a copy of the report)
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information for your reference
- Take note of any surveillance cameras that might have captured the incident
- Gather all medical records
- Gather all records of lost wages
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
If you decide to file a claim for your injuries, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation. What could you receive? Some of the categories of compensation that could be available for recovery include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
- Legal expenses
The type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive will be based strictly on the details surrounding your claim. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to recover, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately. Our falling picture frame incident lawyers are ready to fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered. Contact us today to learn more about what you could receive.
File Your Injury Claim on Time
Without a doubt, you could have grounds to file a claim. However, you must act quickly to preserve your right to sue – since your claim is subject to a strict deadline. All claims are subject to a statute of limitations, which determines the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims. If claims are not filed on time, claimants risk losing the right to sue. How long do you have to file your claim? In California, personal injury claims are typically subject to a two-year statute of limitations, which means that claimants only have two years to sue. However, certain exceptions could apply, which could pause the deadline that applies. To ensure that you are aware of exactly how long you have to file your claim, do not hesitate to contact our experts immediately.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Are you in need of a falling picture frame attorney? If so, do not hesitate to contact 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 – always looking out for the best interests of victims and their families. If you are interested in discussing your claim with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers are ready to handle your claim and help you win.
At our firm, we offer free legal services, which consist of free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. That is, our experts will be available to provide you with all the information that you need to either begin or continue your claim. To benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately.
Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients will never be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Additionally, we work on contingency, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay for anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome. If you don’t win, you won’t pay anything.
Are you ready to discuss your claim with our falling picture frame attorneys? If so, contact us today.