Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys in Burbank
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Slip and fall, also known as trip and fall, accidents occur when an individual sustains an injury on another person’s property due to a hazardous or dangerous condition. Common dangerous conditions include icy walkways, puddles in stores, uneven stairs, and more. Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of premises liability claims. Premises liability refers to the area of law that holds property owners accountable for injuries sustained on their property. Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises reasonably safe anytime another individual is on their premises. When they fail to do so, they may be held legally and financially liable.
What should I do if I’m hurt in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident?
If you or someone you love was injured in a slip and fall accident, there are several important steps you need to take.
Our knowledgeable slip and fall accident attorneys in Burbank recommend the following:
- First, seek medical attention right away. Visit a licensed medical professional to get examined even if you feel fine. Many injuries, such as concussions and internal organ injuries, do not present symptoms until days have passed. Also, a doctor will be able to officially document the extent of your injuries, providing you with invaluable evidence if you wish to pursue a personal injury claim later on.
- Second, document as much about the accident as possible. Try to write down notes about the accident while the details are still fresh in your mind. Take pictures and videos of the scene of the accident and note any lack of safety signs. If there were witnesses or store employees, get their contact information and names.
- Lastly, speak with an attorney before giving any statement to the company or their insurance company. This is important because a knowledgeable attorney can inform you of your rights and ensure you are aware of all your available legal options. Each situation is vastly different from the rest and an attorney can help you with your specific case.
Call the Akopyan Law Firm today at (818) 509-9975 or contact us online to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with our slip and fall attorneys in Burbank.
The defendant’s insurance adjuster is asking for my recorded statement, what should I do?
You are not legally obligated to give any type of statement to the insurance company or the company on whose property you were injured. Oftentimes, insurance company representatives will ask tricky questions during recorded statements in order to force the plaintiff to accidentally incriminate themselves. In doing so, the plaintiff may be shown to be at fault for the accident, thereby decreasing or completely eliminating the company’s liability. Instead of speaking with either the company or their insurance company, it is best to have an attorney communicate with them. In doing so, your rights and best interests are protected.
If I think the accident was my fault, should I say so?
No, you should not offer any type of information about who you believe was at fault for the accident. You may think that you are to blame without realizing the owner of the premises may be even more at fault. Property owners are frequently negligent in keeping their premises safe for others, leading to poorly maintained walkways, unsafe stairs, and more. Before signing anything or giving any type of statement, contact a skilled slip and fall attorneys in Burbank at the Akopyan Law Firm. We can provide the strong representation you deserve.
Call (818) 509-9975 to schedule your complimentary case evaluation.