Auction House Slip and Fall – Home Auction Trip and Fall
What Does an Auction House Do, and How Do They Operate?
The job of an auction house is to sell auction items for the owners to any interested buyers. For example, an auction house can sell art, antiques or other items including furniture for willing sellers and buyers. The auction house also holds sales in their own in-house locations, which can include rooms full of items for sale to the invited or general public. A large auction house will have non-permanent chairs placed in a hall, and standing room only at the back or in the balcony areas, whereby everyone can see a stage area where the auctioneer has a podium to hold the auction. The job of the auctioneer is to stir up as much interest in the items up for sale as possible, and the audience bids on the items. The items for sale will be sold to the highest bidder, and after the auction the auctioneer and buyer make the arrangements for the new owner of the property to take the property away or home. During the auction, if the crowd gets unruly, it is the responsibility of the auction house organizers, director and owners, to ensure that everyone at the auction house is there safely. People do not go to an auction house to be mistreated, but rather they go to bid on items that they might want to add to their collection of collectibles. Oftentimes a collectible item will appreciate in value, making it worth it to collect many different items from around the world.
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Why Do People Trip and Fall at an Auction House?
The reason that people can trip and fall at an auction house, are because auctions are high energy venues. People can get excited about the items that are coming up for bid, and they may jostle or push each other to get the best view of an item if the seating is at a premium. For example, some auction houses are not equipped to handle large crowds when they have popular items that come up for sale. The auction house may have heavily advertised for the item to be up for sale, and there may be an extra large crowd of collectors that come to one showing or sale of the item. That is the responsibility of the auction house to accommodate the large throngs of people who show up for their sales. Instead though, the auction house will often “make do,” which can lead to slip, trips and falls of the people coming to bid on items, when they have to bid in over crowded conditions. People can slip, trip and fall at an auction house for a variety of reasons. These reasons can include:
Not cleaning up spills quickly at the auction house during a live auction
Wet flooring from overspray cleaning
Wet floors from recent moping
Drips and condensation of pipes from ceiling
Unexpected step up or down from a room
Leaks from a trash can
Beverages spilled onto the floor
Misplaced objects on the floor
Damp shoes on a slick surface from rain outside
Lack of carpets and debris tracked inside
Uncovered cables, wires or lighting tracks
Debris in the parking lot
People’s feet from overcrowded rooms
Dust making wood flooring slippery
Poor lighting in the back of the room unable to see tripping hazards
Scraps of paper and debris on floor from prior auction
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Can I Sue for a Slip and Fall Accident at an Auction House?
Yes, we can sue for a slip and fall accident at an auction house. You can talk directly to our Los Angeles case lawyers who are here, and we can file a lawsuit on your behalf. Just call us at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879 today, to talk to our case attorneys in Los Angeles right now.
Average Case Value for a Slip and Fall Accident at an Auction House
The average case value for a slip and fall accident at an auction house can range from $20,000 to $200,000. Your final settlement will depend on your personal injuries, and whether you experienced any permanent disabilities related to your loss.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can take between 4-7 months to settle and get paid on an auction house slip and fall case.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years.
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If you have been injured in a slip, trip, or fall accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the property owner or manager where the accident occurred. In order to determine whether you have a valid claim, you should consult with a licensed attorney who specializes in personal injury law. We can evaluate the specifics of your case, including the circumstances leading up to the accident, the extent of your injuries, and any financial losses you may have incurred.
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