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Fisher & Talwar is a personal injury law firm that services the entire State of California including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County and respective cities. If you’ve been injured in the state of California, we can help.
Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in California Serving Clients in Glendale
Nobody likes to think about the risks of a slip and fall accident. However, according to a fact sheet from the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slips and falls result in more than one million visits to emergency departments every year, and they are primarily responsible for lost days from work. Of all the injuries a person can sustain in a slip and fall incident, fractures are most common. Among older adults, hip fractures can be devastating, and they can sometimes lead to death. To be sure, falls are responsible for nearly 90 percent of fractures among seniors aged 65 and older, and about half of all seniors who suffer debilitating fractures cannot live independently anymore.
In many cases, these devastating falls could have been prevented if a homeowner or business owner had taken more care to ensure that fall-related hazards were remedied. If you or someone you love recently got hurt in a slip and fall accident, you should learn more about filing a claim for financial compensation by discussing your case with a Glendale slip and fall attorney.
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$6 million – Auto Fatality
$1.5 million – Truck Fatality
$1.25 million – Drug Litigation
$3 million – Construction Defect
$4 million – Defective Tire
In California, slip and fall lawsuits fall under a larger category of law known as premises liability law. To have a successful premises liability lawsuit, California law requires that the plaintiff is able to prove the following four elements:
- The defendant owned, leased, occupied, and/or controlled the property;
- The defendant was negligent in using or maintaining the property;
- The plaintiff was harmed; and
- The defendant’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing the plaintiff’s harm.
What makes a person negligent under the law? In Glendale, the law makes clear that a person has a basic duty of care when it comes to his or her property (whether she rents or owns it). That basic duty of care requirement means that a defendant can be negligent if she “fails to use reasonable care to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition.” The law also clarifies that property owners are required to “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.”
In other words, a property owner has a duty to fix dangerous conditions or to warn people about those dangerous conditions. If a property owner fails to take either of these steps, then she may have failed to provide a basic duty of care and thus may be liable for injuries that result from the dangerous conditions on the property.
Personal Injury Law Statute of Limitations
It is important to file your claim as soon as possible. Under California law, most slip and fall accident victims will be required to file a lawsuit within two years from the date of the injury. If the injury victim does not file a claim within this specific period of time, she may not be eligible to receive financial compensation.
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If you or someone in your family sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident, you should learn more about filing a premises liability lawsuit. An aggressive premises liability lawyer in Glendale can help. Contact Fisher & Talwar today to get started on your case.Free Consultation
Serving All Cities in Southern California
Some injured people feel as though they can only hire an attorney near their home or office. Your criteria for hiring an accident lawyer should be based on the qualifications and experience of an attorney rather than the proximity of the attorney’s office to your home. Our attorneys can work with you no matter where you live. Even though our offices are located in Downtown Los Angeles, we will work with you as long as you reside in the state of California.
Fisher & Talwar
801 S Grand Ave, 11th Fl,
Los Angeles, CA 90017
By appointment only.
Vibhu Talwar – email@example.com
From CA-110 southbound take exit towards 6th St/Wilshire Blvd. Continue on 6th St, turn right on S Grand Ave., arrive at 801 S Grand.From CA 110 northbound take the 6th St/9th St exit toward Downtown/ Convention Center/ Figueroa St. Merge onto W 9th St and follow until turning left on S Olive St. Turn left on W 8th St, then left again on S Grand Ave.
Our offices are located 9 minutes from Dodger Stadium, 3 minutes from Staples Center, 3 minutes from LA Live, 5 minutes from Los Angeles City Hall, 3 minutes from Walt Disney Concert Hall, 7 minutes from Union Station, 25 minutes from San Fernando Valley and 20 minutes from San Gabriel Valley.
From Union Station take either Metro Red or Purple line. Go past Civic Center and Pershing Square; get off at 7th Street/Metro Center. Head south on Flower St, or Hope St (depending on which side you come out). Turn left on 8th St.
We offer free parking to our clients. Park in the structure at 801 South Grand Avenue and ask us to validate your parking.
Some of the Cities We Service:
- Long Beach
- Santa Ana
- San Bernardino
- Moreno Valley
- Huntington Beach
- Santa Clarita
- Garden Grove