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A slip-and-fall accident can happen when you least expect it. As one of the top three fatal accident types, the National Safety Council reports that accidental falls account for more than 16% of all fatal unintentional accidents. When a slip and fall happens to you or a loved one, it is important to get in touch with a personal injury attorney. From law offices in Torrance, KRA Legal PC serves the Los Angeles area, offering strong legal support that is crucial for maximizing the amount of compensation you can obtain after a fall from a balcony, a fall downstairs or a fall injury in a retail store.
Whether you fall, slip or trip in a public place or are injured while on the private property of another, you should contact a lawyer immediately after your accident. You will need to be compensated for your injuries, present and future medical expenses, and wages lost while taking time off for treatment, rest and recovery.
Many Things Could Cause An Accidental Slip And Fall
An accidental fall can happen for a variety of reasons. One example includes environmental factors. Ice, puddled water, or loose gravel or dirt could cause a victim to slip and fall. These hazardous conditions are sometimes caused by the negligence of owners or managers. Even without proof of overt wrongdoing, a property owner can be held accountable for losses to people visiting, living or working there.
Another example of a potential fall hazard would be sudden or slight changes in ground evenness, such as holes in the ground, unnoticed stairs, or uneven pavement or sidewalks. It takes less than half an inch of a height change in the ground surface to cause a victim to fall.
Whatever the reason for your slip-and-fall injuries, you owe it to yourself to pursue the compensation you will need to get better and go on with your life. KRA Legal PC can guide you through the process of recovering damages through settlement negotiations or litigation.
Varieties Of Falls
A slip occurs when there is inadequate friction or traction between the fall victim’s foot and the surface that he or she is walking on. The foot is caused to slide in a direction other than the desired direction of ambulation.
On the other hand, a trip is characterized as clumsily falling over an object that is in the path, or whenever there is an unnoticed change in elevation that causes a person to stumble, such as tripping on stairs. When a fall victim trips, he or she generally will fall in a forward direction.
When a person falls it is usually the result of an inability to maintain one’s center of gravity, which results in a sense of being unbalanced, and can cause a person to try and overcompensate for the imbalance.
Any one of these – a trip, slip or fall – can occur with sufficient force to cause a serious head injury if the fall victim were to strike his or her head as he or she falls. Accidental falls can cause all sorts of injuries, ranging from a few scratches and bruises to serious head injuries. In fact, accidental falls are known to be the second most frequent cause of paralysis because fall victims can suffer from spinal cord injuries during a fall. Not only that but sometimes what seems like a harmless bump to the head during a fall can turn into a dangerous medical condition. Many closed head injuries start as small bleeds that leak blood into the brain, which over time can be significantly damaging.
It is very important to get yourself checked by medical professionals after an accidental slip and fall, even if you feel perfectly fine.
Contact A Slip-And Fall Attorney Serving Los Angeles
Regardless of the factors causing a fall, many people suffer slip-and-fall injuries every year. If you or someone you love or know has been the victim of an accidental slip and fall due to the negligence of another, you should immediately contact an experienced slip-and-fall lawyer serving Los Angeles to discuss your specific situation. KRA Legal PC will work to maximize the results of your case. Call 310-431-9875 or inquire through this website to schedule a free consultation.