Did A Property Owner’s Negligence Cause Catastrophic Injuries?
When property owners fail to keep their premises reasonably safe, you face the risk of suffering a slip-and-fall accident that can lead to serious, life-changing injuries. For more than 50 years, the lawyers at Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP, have been a trusted resource for injury victims and their families. We will work closely with you to understand your needs and create a personalized plan tailored to get the compensation and justice you deserve for premises liability cases.
Shared Liability In California
California uses comparative negligence when awarding damages during slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall and other personal injury cases. This means both parties may share some blame in the accident.
The jury may review the case to find that you are 25 percent at fault for the accident, with the negligent property owner being 75 percent at fault. In this instance, you would only receive 75 percent of the awarded damages for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Property owners will try to blame you for the accident. They may say the dangerous conditions were obvious to you, that you were not paying attention or that you were wearing unsafe footwear. Any of these arguments can be effective in increasing your blame and, ultimately, decreasing the amount of damages you recover.
Since 1971, our dedicated attorneys have built our practice to become one of the leading trial law firms throughout Southern California. We understand that the key to obtaining successful outcomes is a strong work ethic. Our team thoroughly reviews the facts and the evidence of your case to help you establish a strong argument that seeks to recover the full amount of compensation entitled to you.
We Are Prepared To Advocate For You
When a property owner’s negligence causes you to suffer catastrophic injury, we are ready to hold them accountable for their actions. Speak with our attorneys about your case during a free consultation in our Woodland Hills office by calling 818-835-4332. We also accept inquiries via email.