Were you or a member of your family injured in a slip and fall accident at a car dealership? Whether the incident occurred at a Mercedes dealership, BMW dealership, Ford or Lincoln Dealership, GM or Chevrolet or Cadillac dealership, Toyota dealership, Honda dealership, Hyundai or Kia dealership, Jeep or Chrysler dealership, Audi or Porsche dealership, or Nissan or Subaru dealership, you might have grounds to pursue a claim.
Could you sue if your incident occurred at one of the many locations owned by well-known car dealership groups? These dealership groups include the following: CARMAX, AutoNation, Penske Automotive Group, Lithia Motors, Group 1 Automotive, Sonic Automotive, Hendrick Automotive Group, Asbury Automotive Group, and Larry H. Miller Dealerships, for instance. These dealership group each have multiple dealership locations in the area. If an incident occurs on their premises, affected parties could pursue a claim against them.
If you are interested in learning more about your right to pursue a slip and fall claim or a claim for any other type of incident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. You can trust the lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group to provide you with the guidance necessary to pursue a claim and recover compensation. Our injury attorneys have many years of experience handling slip and fall claims and other types of accident claims. If you would like to discuss your claim with our experts and learn more about your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact us today.
The Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are very common. They are typically associated with slip hazards on the floors throughout a premise. Some examples of the possible causes of slip and fall accidents on the premises of car dealerships include the following:
- Oil spills (from the repair shop in the dealership or from mechanics)
- Product spills (cleaning products, auto products, etc.)
- Slippery surfaces
- Trash littered on the floor
Any of these hazards could easily cause unsuspecting parties to slip and fall. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents could lead to dangerous injuries.
The unfortunate truth is that the busier the car dealership, the more likely it will be that hazards will be ignored, and unsuspecting guests will be harmed. Car dealerships run by some of the largest dealership groups (like AutoNation, CARMAX, Penske Automotive Group, etc.) are often the scene of personal injury incidents because they are among the most frequented by car buyers.
Some of the Injuries that Victims Could Suffer
Slip and fall accidents can lead to a number of injuries. Although some victims of slip and fall accidents can immediately get up unharmed, others are not so lucky. Some get up thinking they are unharmed only to learn of their injuries a few hours later; others cannot get up at all. Although every situation is different, some of the injuries that are typically associated with slip and fall accidents include the following:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Scrapes and bruises
Although some of these injuries may seem minor, the injuries listed above have the potential to be severe and even life-threatening. Regardless of the harm that you or a member of your family suffered in a car dealership slip and fall accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance immediately to explore the legal options available to you.
Other Incidents that Victims Could Experience
Although slip and fall accidents are likely, other types of incidents are possible. Specific hazards throughout car dealerships could lead to other incidents, including but not limited to the following: falling object incidents, trip and fall incidents, assault and battery, sexual assault, chair collapse incidents, parking lot incidents, sidewalk incidents, etc. Regardless of the specific incident suffered, victims and their families might have grounds to sue for the accidents and injuries suffered on the premises of a car dealership.
Can You Sue?
Do you have the right to sue a car dealership for a slip and fall accident on their premises? Could you sue a used car dealership if you were injured on their property? If you were injured in a car dealership, you could sue. Your right to sue will likely be based on the concept of premise liability. Based on premise liability, all property owners owe their guests a duty of care. More specifically, property owners have a duty to keep their entire premises safe – they must routinely inspect their premises to be able to identify and address any hazards present. If property owners fail to keep their premises safe, they are breaching their duty of care and putting their guests at risk of suffering harm. A breached duty of care could lead to an incident (such as a slip and fall, for instance) which could lead to harm. If the harm that a guest suffers can be attributed to a breached duty of care, the property owner will likely be liable.
What does this mean? If a property owner breached their duty of care and failed to keep their premises safe, resulting in an incident, they could be liable for all resulting harm. In other words, injured victims and their families could pursue claims against property owners. Are you interested in learning more about your right to file a slip and fall lawsuit against a car dealership owner? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Can You Be Compensated?
As explained above, you could have grounds to pursue a claim based on the concept premise liability. Depending on the details surrounding your injury claim, you could also be eligible to recover monetary compensation for the harm that you suffered. What could you receive if you sue the car dealership where your accident occurred? Although every claim is different, you could be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Legal fees
- Punitive damages
Would you like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive if your car dealership slip and fall accident claim is successful? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our slip and fall attorneys are ready to aggressively evaluate your claim and help your recover the highest amount of compensation available. You can trust that our car dealership accident attorneys will not rest until you recover the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today.
What Should You Do?
If you or a member of your family suffered a slip and fall or any other type of incident at a car dealership, there are a number of things that you should do. Consider some of the recommendations listed below:
- Take photos of your injuries
- Take photos of the scene of the accident (including the hazard that caused the incident)
- Seek medical care as soon as possible
- File an incident report with the management on-site and the property owner (always request a copy of the reports made)
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information for later reference
- Gather any video footage that captured your incident
- Collect any medical records surrounding the harm caused by the incident
- Collect records of lost income associated with the harm suffered
- Seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately
You can trust that the car dealership accident experts at our firm are ready to guide you every step of the way and help you successfully pursue your claim.
How Long Do You Have to File?
All claims are subject to a statute of limitations. This means that claimants only have a specific length of time to file their claims. If claimants fail to do so, they could lose their right to sue entirely. How long do you have to file your claim after a car dealership injury? In the state of California, all injury claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations; this means that claimants only have two years to file their claims. Although this deadline applies, certain exceptions to the statute of limitations could apply. To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that you have to file your claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Our lawyers will help you file your claim on time.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Today
Did you or a member of your family suffer harm in a car dealership? Did a car dealership slip and fall accident result in harm? If you or a member of your family suffered harm in a car dealership incident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm. Our slip and fall attorneys are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of personal injury claims, including slip and fall claims. You can trust that our injury attorneys can help you recover the compensation that you are owed. If you would like to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, contact us immediately.
At our firm, our experts are completely dedicated to providing you with the guidance that you need to reach a positive claim outcome. To remain accessible to you and all other claimants, we offer free legal services. Our free legal services include free consultations and free second opinions. During our free legal services, our personal injury attorneys and experts on car dealership injuries will answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to pursue a claim against the car dealership owner. Would you like to benefit from our free legal services? If so, contact us today.
We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, which means that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees to simply speak with our lawyers. Additionally, our law firm is 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 simply not be required to pay anything.
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