The Van Nuys community is like many others in LA such as Sherman Oaks of Valley Glen, but what sets Van Nuys apart is some of the business and shopping centers and stores that have made the neighborhood their home.
This makes Van Nuys a desirable location for those moving to LA, and it helps when it comes time to get your home appraised. However, while having stores and businesses close by is a good thing, it can also mean a slip and fall accident is only a few steps away.
At the Law Offices of Steers & Association, we know how easy it is to slip in a store and put your whole life on hold for the next several months or even longer. When this happens to one of our Van Nuys neighbors, we jump in and help them get their life back on track by taking care of their financial well being.
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Time off from work, rehab, doctor visits, and any permanent disability or disfigurement are all things we know how to handle, and we promise to work hard for you if you find yourself in this unfortunate position.
The Difficulty of Making a Slip and Fall Claim
We’ve all seen the slip and fall accidents on TV and the person gets up and puts a brace around their neck and then sues the store for millions. However, real-life isn’t like that. In fact, the law allows the owner of any store the right to clean up a spill or fix a problem that causes a dangerous hazard in a reasonable amount of time.
So when someone falls, the owner will often just say that they were about to clean it up in a reasonable time, or they will say that they didn’t create the hazard in the first place. Many times, this ends the claim and the victim is left fending for themselves.
However, at the Law Offices of Steers & Associates, we’ve heard these defenses, and we know how to make a claim stick. While the owner does get a reasonable time to clean up a spill, we look at how the spill got there, and whether the owner could have contributed to it by poor planning or improper displaying of product.
Bottom line is, we will look at your circumstances and injuries, and do whatever it takes to find a fair resolution.
Types of Slip and Fall
As many products as there are in a store, there are that many ways a person can slip. While many slips happen in grocery stores, a slip, or trip, and fall can happen in any store. Over the years we’ve seen some common types of causes for falls including:
- Broken wine bottles
- Pickle juice
- Squished Fruit
- Cooking oil
- Rickety Display Cases
- Fallen Signage
- Crates, Cardboard
- Mops/Cleaning Tools
- Wet Floor or Caution signs that had fallen or collapsed
- Leaks from roof
- Leaks from freezers and coolers
Call a Van Nuys Premises Liability Attorney
The best thing to do when injured due to someone else’s negligence is to talk to a Van Nuys Personal Injury Attorney. Even if you don’t hire one, you owe it to yourself to be advised of the law by an impartial professional. Then if you decide to get representation, then choose someone who is experienced and understands the law.
Call the Law Offices of Steers & Associates at 800 824 5416 or click here to contact us online. We have attorneys with years of experience dealing with every type of motor vehicle accident, and we get results against the insurance companies and their highly-paid lawyers. Call us now to even the playing field and get the compensation you deserve.