Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere
, from public places to private residences. They could occur in stores
, and malls. They may occur in apartment complexes, whether inside the building on loose carpeting, or outside in the grounds area where there are potholes and uneven sidewalks. If you fell because of the negligent action of a property owner, you could potentially receive ample financial compensation for the ensuing damages. There are many dangers present in other living spaces as well, such as mobile home parks
. Individuals who have slipped and fallen in mobile home parks may not know that they could take legal action against the park owner if the accident were his fault
. Our team of mobile home park slip and fall lawyers
will help you file a lawsuit against the park owner. Contact
the Downtown LA Law Group
today for more assistance filing your slip and fall claim
Causes of Slip and Falls in Mobile Home Parks
Slip and fall accidents can happen
for any number of reasons. In many homes, it is due to loose carpets, wet floors, broken or defective stairs, human error, and more. When outside, slip and falls can occur on any damp sidewalk that was recently hit with rain or water sprinklers, in potholes that were never covered up, in holes in the ground that were dug by animals or by contractors to place signs or fences, on roots from trees that stick out, on uneven sidewalks
and walkways, and more.
Mobile home parks may also have other locations that raise the risk of slip and fall accidents
. For example, parks usually have a common laundry area that allows all the residents to wash their clothing. These spots are to be maintained by the park owner. It is very common that there will be spills in these laundry centers. Washing machines may leak, damp clothes may create puddles, spilled or excess laundry detergent may be invisible on the floor and cause it to be extremely slippery, leaky pipes or roofs may cause moisture and water to gather, and much more.
It is the responsibility of mobile home park owners to keep these shared areas safe and prevent any risks of injuries
. If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident in a mobile home park
, contact our slip and fall attorneys in Los Angeles.
Injuries from Slip and Falls
A slip and fall can lead to serious injuries based on many different circumstances. For example, elderly individuals who fall may be more susceptible to broken bones and an aggravation of previous injuries. You could also be seriously hurt if you slip and fall from a height or down stairs. The surface on which you fall can also impact your injuries. No matter what, you should immediately seek medical attention to get treatment.
Some slip and fall injuries in mobile home parks include:
- Broken bones
- Herniated discs
- Neck and spinal cord problems
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fractures and sprains
- Nerve damage
- Torn muscles
- Knee and hip injuries
In the worst of cases, a slip and fall could lead to an injury that causes certain damages, such as blood clots or blockages. Death can easily occur if a slip and fall happens on a sidewalk near a busy street and the victim falls into traffic. It is important that you take legal action as quickly as you can after a slip and fall.
You may be able to file a premises liability claim if you can prove any of these three points about the accident and the property owner. They are as follows:
- The property owner caused the problem or issue
- The property owner knew about the issue but did nothing to fix or alleviate it
- The property owner did not know about the issue but reasonably should have if he were paying close enough attention or were more involved in the inspections of the property
One of the primary points to remember about mobile home parks and tenants is that the majority of individuals living there own the trailers in which they live. They merely rent out the lot space from the park owner. Therefore, the park owner would only be responsible for maintain areas that are shared by all the tenants and cannot be blamed for any specific accidents that happen inside the trailers or in their yards.
If an owner neglects to care for sidewalks, roads, common buildings, and other places that are frequented by many tenants, there could be an increase in accidents. He would then be held accountable for the slip and fall accidents and any other type of incident that happens.
is a form of personal injury, which is based on the negligent action of a responsible party. The four points of negligence are as follows:
- You were owed a duty of care
- The duty of care was breached
- The breach of duty led to an accident
- The accident caused physical harm of some kind
If any of these points are false, the claim will not go through and will be thrown out. You may not have the legal acumen to prove that you were a victim of negligent action. In this case, it is wise that you reach out to an attorney who can help prove that you were hurt because of the poor actions of another party. Our trailer park slip and fall lawyers can give you the help you need.
Statute of Limitations for a Slip and Fall Lawsuit
A personal injury claim for a slip and fall accident must be filed within 2 years of the injury. If you do not take action within this time, you will be prevented from pursuing any compensation in the future. The statute of limitations allows evidence to be kept within a reasonable amount of time so that it will not degrade or corrupt, and so that any potentially eyewitnesses will not forget the incident or become unclear.
There are a few exceptions to the statute of limitations. For example, underage individuals can wait until their 18th birthdays to file a claim, as minors do not have to adhere to the statute. Those who were left mentally or physically incapacitated also do not have to adhere to any time limit until they return to functioning health. Further, the defendant must be present in the state in order to get sued; if he left the state, the statute would be suspended until he returns.
To determine your exact amount o time left to file a lawsuit against a mobile home park owner for injuries suffered during a slip and fall accident
, contact our firm today.
Earnings from a Slip and Fall Case
You should not be expected to cover your own expenses if you were hurt in a slip and fall accident that could have been prevented if a mobile home park owner had been more attentive or more careful. We will strive to secure you the maximum restitution available to you under the law. Our team of attorney will make sure you are given the following forms of compensation:
- Medical expenses, including surgery fees, hospitalization costs, physical therapy sessions, medication, future treatments, and more
- Lost income from days of missed work at your job from the past and future
- Damaged property or lost belongings
- Pain and suffering for PTSD, anxiety, fear, emotional scarring, and more
- Wrongful death damages if a loved one or family member passed away, which can result in funeral and burial fees, pre-death medical bills and pain and suffering, loss of consortium and relations, loss of expected inheritance and savings, and more
If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident in a trailer park, contact our lawyers for more assistance. We’ll be glad to work to make sure you are fully compensated for all of your damages and injuries.
The Top-Rated Firm in Town
Our team of lawyers has had years of ample experience handling slip and fall lawsuits against mobile home park owners
. We are aggressive and will relentlessly hunt for your rightful restitution. One of the key traits of our law firm is empathy: we know how troublesome it can be to be involved in a slip and fall accident
, and we want to make sure you are stress free throughout the case.
To set up a free legal consultation
, reach out to our attorneys today. We’ll walk you through the legal process and tell you what we believe we can win for you. We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and all discussion is confidential. We will also tell you about our zero fee guarantee, which promises that you won’t have to pay any out of pocket expenses for our services. We won’t get paid until and unless we win, and the money will come out of the settlement we win for you. If we lose, we do not get paid at all, and you won’t owe us anything for our time and resources.
If you wish to file a slip and fall lawsuit against a mobile home park, let our lawyers at the Downtown LA Law Group