Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of personal injury accidents that unsuspecting victims could suffer – these incidents can happen at any time and any place. Slip and falls are associated with slip hazards on the floors throughout premises. Clogged toilets and clogged drains, for instance, can result in slip hazards that could seriously injure innocent parties. Clogged toilets and drains could easily cause slip and fall accidents in the bathrooms of shopping malls, restaurants, hospitals, and many other locations.
Did you or a member of your family suffer harm associated with a slip and fall accident caused by a clogged toilet or drain? If so, you might have grounds to pursue a claim. You could file a slip and fall injury claim and even be eligible to recover monetary compensation for any harm resulting from the incident. If you are interested in learning more about your right to file a lawsuit for a slip and fall accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible.
Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims and representing victims and their families. Among the injury claims that we handle are slip and fall injury claims. Our slip and fall attorneys are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to win. Whether your slip and fall accident occurred at a hospital, restaurant, store, shopping mall, or any other location, you can trust that our lawyers can evaluate your claim.Understanding the Hazard that Clogged Toilets and Drains Represent
Clogged toilets and drains are among the many hazards that could directly contribute to slip and fall accidents. Clogged toilets and drains can result in backed up water leaking onto the floor. As soon as an unsuspecting party steps on a floor covered in water, he or she could slip and fall. Unfortunately, restrooms in restaurants, shopping malls, stores, and hospitals are often among the lowest of their priorities; therefore, slip hazards can go ignored or disregarded for enough time to result in an incident.
The Injuries Resulting from Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall incidents can lead to a number of injuries, some of which can potentially be devastating. Some of the injuries that are often associated with slip and fall accidents include the following:
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Knee injuries
- Hip injuries
- Pelvic injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Scrapes and bruises
Did you or a member of your family suffer any of the injuries listed above? Although these injuries could seem minor, they can be severe. Slip and fall injuries can even be fatal in some cases. Regardless of the harm that you or a member of your family suffered in a slip and fall accident associated by a clogged toilet or drain, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately to learn more about your legal options.
Can I Sue?
Do you have the right to sue? Yes – you can sue if you were injured in a slip and fall accident. You can even sue if a member of your family suffered harm or lost his or her life because of a slip and fall accident. Your right to sue is based on the concept of premise liability. Because of premise liability, all property owners have a duty of care towards their guests. They must keep their premises safe and free of any hazards, like clogged drains and toilets, that could potentially contribute to incidents, like slip and falls. This means that property owners must routinely inspect their premises to keep up with maintenance and overall safety. When property owners fail to do this, they are breaching their duty of care and putting their guests at risk of suffering harm. When guests are harmed due to a breached duty of care, property owners could be liable.
In other words, based on the concept of premise liability, you could sue for the harm resulting from a slip and fall accident. If you are interested in learning more about your right to pursue a slip and fall claim for the harm that you suffered, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately.
What Should I Do?
After suffering harm in a slip and fall accident, there are a number of things that you should do to prepare to pursue your injury claim. Consider some of the recommendations listed below:
Can I Recover Compensation after a Slip and Fall Accident?
- Take photos of your injuries
- Take photos of the hazard that caused your accident
- Take photos of the entire scene of the accident
- File an accident report with the property owner and request a copy of the report
- Seek medical care as soon as possible
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- Gather any video or surveillance footage that captured your accident
- Collect relevant records – including medical records, records of lost earnings/wages, records of property damage, etc.
- Speak with a slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about your right to file a lawsuit
If your slip and fall accident claim is successful, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation for the harm resulting from the incident. What could you receive? What compensation could you be awarded? Although every claim is different, you could be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
- Attorney’s fees
The type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to receive will always be based on the details surrounding your claim. Therefore, it is recommended that you discuss your claim with an experienced slip and fall lawyer to learn more about the possible value of your claim. At our firm, you can trust that our lawyers will aggressively fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your slip and fall claim.
File Your Claim on Time
All claims, including slip and fall claims against restaurant owners, shopping mall owners, hospitals, etc., are subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims. If claimants do not file their claims on time, they can lose their right to sue altogether. What deadline applies to your slip and fall claim? In California, slip and fall accident claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations, which gives claimants only two years to sue. However, it is possible for exceptions to this statute of limitations to apply (which can pause the deadline to sue). To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that applies to your claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. Our slip and fall lawyers will help you file your claim on time.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
The slip and fall experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and recover the compensation that you are owed. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of slip and fall injury claims, always fighting for the rights of victims and their families. To remain accessible, our firm offers free legal services – which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these legal services, our lawyers will answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with the information and guidance that you need to pursue your slip and fall claim. If you would like to discuss your claim with our experts and benefit from our free legal services, contact us today.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we offer a Zero-Fee guarantee that ensures that our clients will not pay upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Additionally, our firm is based on contingency; this means that our clients will not be responsible for paying anything until after reaching a positive claim outcome. If you do not win your slip and fall claim, you will not have to pay any legal expenses.
If you are ready to speak with our slip and fall injury lawyers, contact us today.