Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of personal injury accidents. They can happen at any time and at any place. Airports are among the locations where slip and fall accidents can happen. Slip and fall accidents at airports are relatively common because they tend to be constantly busy, so hazards can be easily overlooked.
Were you or a member of your family injured in a slip and fall accident at an airport? Did the incident occur at LAX? If so, you might have grounds to file a slip and fall lawsuit. If you are interested in learning more about your right to file a slip and fall claim against the Los Angeles International Airport, 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 handle your claim effectively and help you win. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including slip and fall claims. Our lawyers are dedicated to fighting for your rights and helping you recover the highest amount of compensation available.
If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, contact us today.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are typically associated with the following hazards present throughout the premises of a property:
- Slippery surfaces
- Wet floors
- Recently mopped or waxed floors
- Misplaces mats
- Missing warning signs
- Littered floors
Any of these hazards can easily cause a slip and fall accident. Regardless of the cause of the slip and fall accident, victims are likely to suffer a number of injuries.
Some of the Potential Injuries
Some of the types of injuries that are often associated with slip and fall accidents include the following:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Knee injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Scrapes and bruises
Although these injuries might seem to be only minor, they could result in devastating injuries that could cause disabling injuries or even fatal injuries. Regardless of the harm that you or a member of your family suffered in a slip and fall accident at LAX, you might have grounds to sue. Do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately to learn more about your right to file an injury lawsuit.
Who is Liable for Slip and Fall Accidents at LAX?
Who is liable for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered in a LAX slip and fall accident? LAX is owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) which is a city department, specifically a Los Angeles city department. Therefore, LAWA – the city – could be liable for any harm resulting from a slip and fall accident at the airport. Liability is based on the concept of premise liability, in which all property owners are liable for any harm that occurs on their property. Because of this, victims could file a claim against LAWA; more specifically, victims could file government claims against the City of Los Angeles. If you are interested in learning more about liability and your right to file a slip and fall claim, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediate.
What Should You Do?
After a slip and fall accident at an airport or any other location, victims should do the following:
Can You Recover Compensation?
- Take photos of all injuries
- Take photos of the hazard that caused the incident
- Take photos of the entire scene of the incident
- Seek medical care as soon as possible
- File an incident report with the property owner (request a copy of the report for your reference)
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- Gather all medical records
- Gather any records of property damage
- Gather records of lost income
- Seek legal assistance with a slip and fall lawyer experienced in slip and fall accident immediately
If your LAX slip and fall accident claim is successful, you could be eligible to recover monetary compensation. What could you receive? How much compensation could you be eligible to recover? Based on the details surrounding your claim, you could be eligible to recover some of the following categories of compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
- Legal expenses
For more information about the type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to recover if your slip and fall lawsuit is successful, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately. Our airport slip and fall lawyers are ready to help you fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your injury claim.
File Your Claim Within the Deadline
Without a doubt, you could be eligible to file a lawsuit for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered in an LAX slip and fall accident. Although you could sue, you could unfortunately lose your right to sue if you do not file your claim on time. This is because all claims are subject to a statute of limitations.
A statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims. What deadline applies to your claim? In general, injury claims filed in California are subject to a two-year statute of limitations, meaning that claimants must file within two-years. However, an injury claim against an airport like LAX, which is owned and operated by the city, is a government claim and is subject to shorter deadlines.
Government claims must be filed within six months. The government entity will have 45 days to respond. If they respond and deny your claim within the 45-day period, claimants will have 6 months to file a lawsuit in court. However, if there is no response within the 45-day period, claimants will have two-years to sue (although this is unlikely).
To ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the total length of time that you have to file your LAX slip and fall claim, do not hesitate to contact us immediately.
Contact Us Immediately
Are you in need of a slip and fall attorney? If you or a member of your family suffered harm in an LAX slip and fall accident, you might have grounds to sue. You can trust the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to file your claim and fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim. If you are interested in discussing your claim with our experts, contact us immediately.
At our firm, we offer free legal services which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. They will provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. If you would like to benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee which ensures that our clients will not have to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also strictly based on a contingency structure; therefore, our clients will not need to pay anything until after winning their lawsuits. If you do not win, you will not have to pay anything.
Do not hesitate to contact our LAX slip and fall lawyers today.