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Slip and Fall Injury Attorneys in Long Beach, CA

Did you sustain severe injuries or was your loved one killed in a slip and fall accident in Long Beach? There is a good chance that the insurance company for the negligent party in your case is going to claim that your accident was the result of your own negligence and you do not have a compensable claim.

You know differently and The May Firm can help make sure that you are able to recover every last dollar you are entitled to. Our firm can help you understand all of your legal options when you call (866) 825-7909 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Long Beach Slip & Fall Laws

Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions § 1000 establishes that the essential factual elements of a premises liability action in which a plaintiff claims that they were harmed because of the way a defendant managed their property must be proven by all of the following:

  • The defendant owned, leased, occupied, or controlled the property.
  • The defendant was negligent in the use or maintenance of the property.
  • The plaintiff was harmed.
  • The defendant’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing the plaintiff’s harm.

Under Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions § 1001, a person who owns, leases, occupies, or controls property is negligent if they fail to use reasonable care to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. A person who owns, leases, occupies, or controls property must use reasonable care to discover any unsafe conditions and to repair, replace, or give adequate warning of anything that could be reasonably expected to harm others.

Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions § 1003 establishes that a person is negligent in the use or maintenance of the property if:

  • A condition on the property created an unreasonable risk of harm;
  • The defendant knew or, through the exercise of reasonable care, should have known about it; and
  • The defendant failed to repair the condition, protect against harm from the condition, or give adequate warning of the condition.

Under Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions § 1004, the owner, lessor, occupier, or person who controls the property does not have to warn others about a dangerous condition when an unsafe condition of the property is so obvious that a person could reasonably be expected to observe it. The owner, lessor, occupier, or person who controls the property remains responsible for using reasonable care to protect against the risk of harm if it is foreseeable that the condition may cause injury to someone who because of necessity encounters the condition.

Causes of Long Beach Slip & Fall Injuries

A slip and fall accident can happen on public or private property. The actual causes of the accidents can vary wildly, but some of the more frequent causes include:

  • Torn floor mats
  • Stray electrical cords and wires
  • Broken handrails
  • Unsafe or hazardous premise/property
  • Exposed cords (obstacles)
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Potholes, ice, curbs in parking lots
  • Cracked or uneven flooring
  • Dirty and/or trash covered floors
  • Snow and ice
  • Defects in pavement
  • Wet, slippery flooring

If your slip and fall accident happens in a retail establishment, you should file a report with the manager or supervisor on duty. Make sure that you ask for a copy of the report and keep the copy in your records.

When a slip and fall accident occurs on private property, you will want to make sure you have the property owner’s contact information. You could be contacted by the negligent party’s insurance company soon after your accident, but you should avoid saying anything to them until you have legal representation.

Types of Long Beach Slip & Fall Injuries

Certain slip and fall accidents result in little more than temporary embarrassment with people not suffering any lasting injuries. Some accidents, however, will be far more costly.

People may fall onto other objects. The force of some falls can be enough to cause serious injuries. Examples of injuries stemming from slip and fall accidents may include, but are not limited to:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Lacerations
  • Paralysis
  • Herniated Disk
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Neck injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Internal organ injuries

When a person is killed in a slip and fall accident, family members will have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.

Contact a Slip & Fall Injuries Attorney in Long Beach

If you suffered catastrophic injuries or your loved one was killed in a slip and fall accident in Long Beach, do not wait to seek legal representation. You only have a limited amount of time to take action, and you are going to want to have an independent investigation commenced as quickly as possible.

The May Firm can visit you in your home or hospital room if you cannot visit one of our seven locations in California. We will explore all of your legal options with you when you call (866) 825-7909 or contact us online to receive a free consultation.

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