It is not unusual that someone you know or knew of passes away, either from old age or from having to fight the good fight against a lengthy illness. When you go to the funeral at the cemetery, you are also at risk of falling down and slipping on the earth that is disturbed by the process of the funeral and burial. At a burial site, there will be disturbed grass, mounds of dirt and even an exposed hole in the ground. When there are also tools for digging left out in the open by the grave diggers, then there will be a high risk that someone will slip and fall on those instruments and sustain a serious injury.
Why Do People Slip, Trip and Fall at a Cemetery?
The reason that people slip and trip or even fall at the cemetery, is because the earth is always being completely moved around and disturbed to create funeral and burial plots. If a person is buried in a coffin, pine casket or participates in a “green burial” where the person who died is covered in a cloth shroud or put into a pine casket with holes on the ground, then there will be earthen areas that are exposed where a person can fall down into and get hurt. When a tree in the area has the soil under the tree exposed to find a new place for burying the dead, oftentimes there will be uprooted roots of the tree, and other debris from the soil that can cause a tripping hazard. Many times the grave diggers leave tools around, or worse yet, they cover up a hole improperly, which can cause a serious tripping and falling hazard for anyone attending final resting place services at the grave site.
Who Is Ultimately Responsible for Maintaining a Grave Site?
The owner of the cemetery is responsible for maintaining the grave sites at that location. If there is a public cemetery, then the municipality responsible for the area of the grave site is going to be held obligated to safely maintain the property. The cemetery should be maintained by the owners and maintenance or grounds department or persons responsible to keep the area clean and safe for mourners and employees of the cemetery as well. Besides loved ones who visit a cemetery, there are also employees who can be injured at the cemetery, because of holes, roots or other disturbances in the grounds that can cause a serious slipping, falling and tripping hazard.
Why Do Misplaced Headstones, Grave Stones, and Grave Markers Cause Serious Personal Injuries to People Visiting a Cemetery?
Most people only go to a grave site occasionally when paying respects to a loved one who died. For this reason, if you are walking in a cemetery, you may not notice that the ground is displaced or that there are new sink holes in the terrain. You will be much more susceptible to falling down in a hole, or tripping over an errantly placed grave marker or grave stone, which was carelessly left by a cemetery grounds worker on the grass or turf. If you fall down and are injured by walking in a cemetery, you can call our law office to review your claim with you today. we are here to help you get the recovery compensation that you require in this case.
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We can offer to you a free second opinion case review of your personal injury claim, with our attorneys who specialize in cases against a cemetery where there is a lax procedure to care for the safety of mourners coming to the property to grieve their loved ones who died. You can feel comfortable calling our lawyers, and we will review your case with you now. We are here for you and can give you the access you need to our experienced attorneys in Los Angeles at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879.
Can I Sue for a Cemetery Slip and Fall Accident?
Yes, we can sue the owners and operators of a cemetery, if you have fallen or were injured as a result of poor groundskeeping at the cemetery. We understand that this may be a difficult time for you, especially if you were visiting the cemetery to bury or grieve over a loved one who just passed. You can call us today to talk about your claim with our Los Angeles case lawyers, who can file a lawsuit on your behalf with the at-fault parties to the loss. Just call us today to discuss your claim with our case attorneys in Los Angeles at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879.
Average Case Value of a Cemetery Slip and Fall Accident
The average case value of a cemetery slip and fall accident will depend on the damages, personal injuries, and losses that you experience as a result of the loss. We can guesstimate that your claim may fall in between the settlement of $100,000 and $2 million if you have had a serious or debilitating injury.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can take upwards of 4-6 months to get paid on a case of slip and fall at a cemetery. We will go over and evaluate your claim and personal injuries, and review your medical bills as well. All that you need to do to start the process is to give us a call today.
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. The statute of limitations in California for harassment and discrimination lawsuit filing is one year, with a two year timeframe to file for wrongful termination.
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We can give you a free consultation regarding your claim, if you have slipped and fallen at a cemetery, you can call us for help with initiating a lawsuit on your action. We can review your personal injuries and go over your claim in detail. Just call us today at the DTLA Law Group at 855.339.8879.