Premises Liability Attorney in Los Angeles

Falling objects can happen at any time in the forms of construction sites, shopping malls, and big box warehouse stores such as Costco, Home Depot and Lowes can lead to serious injuries. , Unsuspecting shoppers who decide to enter a store expect it to be a safe space to visit and shop. However, when shopping leads to an injury, such as an accident involving a falling object that was misplaced on a shelf or sharp or heavy objects and projectile which can lead to devastating brain injuries, loss of eyesight, facial disfigurement and spinal cord injuries, it can lead the party that was responsible to be required to pay for a victim’s related expenses.

Under California Premises liability laws property owners and commercial establishments owe a duty to provide a safe and secure environment for patrons.

If you or your loved one have suffered injuries due falling objects contact out California Property Owner Liability Lawyers today at 1-424-256-9055.  Our Owner Liability Lawyer in Los Angeles will fight for your right to receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Bringing a Claim for Injuries Caused by Falling Objects

If under negligence a object falls from a shelf or other area, depending on its size, weight, and shape, it may cause serious injuries, especially if it falls on a victim’s head. An item that has fallen in a store may also obstruct walkways, which may result in someone tripping and falling and suffering other types of serious injuries.

Many different missteps by an employee, a cleaning service, or someone else who is responsible for handling merchandise in a store may cause an object to fall, creating an unexpected hazard for customers. Some common scenarios that may lead to harm due to a falling object include:

  • Improper shelving or installation that is not equipped to handle heavier items;

  • Incorrect stacking of objects;

  • Failures to warn visitors of risks known to the establishment; or

  • Items placed too high.

 

Evidence in these cases may include visuals of the property and other time-sensitive materials that need to be preserved. Thus, contacting a knowledgeable premises liability attorney following an accident is important to protect your legal rights.

To receive compensation for an injury caused by a falling object, you may pursue a premises liability claim against liable parties. In these cases, you must show that a business owner, or someone acting on its behalf, failed to exercise a reasonable degree of care in the upkeep of the property. For instance, business owners have a duty to regularly inspect property to ensure that it is free of hazards, which includes examinations regarding how and where items are stored.

To recover damages, it must be shown that a business owner knew or should have known of the hazard on the property and that the hazard caused the victim’s injury. If an owner fails to conduct inspections, during which they would have noticed items placed higher than they should be or stacked incorrectly, they may be held accountable for any injuries caused when those items fall on a victim. Employers may also be held vicariously liable for employees who act carelessly, if it is shown that the negligent action was committed by an employee within the scope of their employment.

Common Injuries Associated with Debris and Falling Objects 

Falling object injuries are often catastrophic since the strike a person head, face, and spinal column.  Common injuries due to falling objects are as follows:

  • TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Internal Bleeding

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Traumatic Eye Injuries

  • Skull Fractures

  • Open Head Wounds

  • Broke Nose

  • Broken Teeth

  • Facial lacerations

  • Severe Neck injuries

  • Permanent injuries and Disfigurement

  • Falling Object fatalities and Wrongful death claims

 

If you have suffered from any of the above injuries contact our Aggressive Premises Liability Attorney today at 1-424-256-9055.

Common Places Falling Objects Accident Occur

Falling object accidents usually occur in:

  • Construction Sites

  • Bridges overhangs

  • Home Depot and Lowes stores

  • Costco and big warehouse stores

  • Other Large retail stores

  • Multi Floor Shopping Malls and Shopping Centers

  • Falling Objects from Apartment buildings

  • Falling Objects from Trucks

  • Highway construction sites

 

Falling Objects and Premises Liability Claims

Land owner or possessors liability varies greatly depending upon the classification of the victim.  Generally, all visitors fall into one of three categories:

  • Invitee:  An invitee is owed the highest duty of care.  They are any individual who is either expressly or implicitly invited to another person’s premises for their mutual benefit.

  • Licensee: Any individual who enters the premises at the owner or possessors consent for a non-business or commercial purpose.  The most common example is a social guest.  In order to recover as a licensee, a victim must establish (all three):

  1. The owner or possessor knew or should have known of the dangerous condition, and should have known that it created an unreasonable risk of harm, and likewise should have known that the plaintiff would fail to discover the dangerous condition

  2. The owner or possessor did not make the condition safe or failed to warn the licensee of the condition

  3. The licensee did not know of the dangerous condition or the risks involved.

 

We Fight To Recover Your Remedies

Based on the specifications of your case - the details of the accident, how severe your injury was, it is ultimately going to determine what you could be entitled to sustain based on your case. However, what you can be compensated for if your case prevails can often be put into several different categories.

The categories of compensation can include:

Medical bills: Should you win your case, you could be awarded compensation for medical bills you’ve had to pay as a result of your injury. This includes both past and future bills stemming from the injury, and can potentially cover expenses such as transport or in-home rehabilitation services.

Lost wages: Lost wages can be awarded if your injury has caused significant missed time at work, or has made you unable to perform your job. You could be entitled to even more lost wages if the injury leaves you permanently disabled and unable to find consistent work.

Pain and suffering: In some cases, the damages endured from physical pain and emotional suffering can be compensated to pay for therapy treatments.

Punitive damages: Punitive damages are awarded in more extreme cases, wherein the injury was caused by someone’s recklessness. They are awarded to try and dissuade the defendant and others from acting with that level of recklessness again.

You Don’t Pay Until You Win.

 

Contact a Los Angeles Falling Object Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles to schedule a free, no obligation initial case evaluation at 1-424-256-9055. Our Falling Object Accident in Los Angeles will help protect your rights. And remember, You Don’t Pay until You Win, or You Don’t Pay At All!

 

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If you are in a need a Los Angeles Falling Object Accident lawyer to help you get appropriate compensation and medical care you deserve, you should contact a Premises Liability Accident Lawyer today. Our experienced auto accident lawyers in Los Angeles will help you overcome your Falling Object Accident injury or damage.

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