Los Angeles Retail Store Accident Lawyer

Los Angeles Premises Liability Attorney

Los Angeles is one of the busiest metropolitan areas on the planet and is home to thousands of retail stores. While millions of people shop in Los Angeles each year without issue, it is possible for retail store accidents to happen in many ways, resulting in harm to unwary customers. If you or a loved one recently suffered an injury while visiting a retail store in Los Angeles, this could form the foundation of a premises liability claim against the owner.

Experienced Legal Counsel for Retail Store Accident Claims in Los Angeles, CA

Every property owner in Los Angeles has a duty of care to the lawful visitors to their property. This applies to residential as well as commercial property owners, and failure to meet this duty of care can result in liability for an injured visitor’s damages. All property owners must ensure that their properties are reasonably safe for lawful guests and visitors. If they notice a problem but fail to correct it and that problem harms a guest or customer, the property owner is liable for the resulting damages under the state’s premises liability laws.

If you recently suffered any injury in a retail store, you may be able to file a civil suit against the store owner. Easton & Easton can provide the legal counsel you need for your case. We have helped many past clients recover from their retail store injuries, and we know how to hold a negligent property owner accountable for the harm they have allowed to happen. Whatever your case may entail, you can trust our firm to provide ongoing guidance and comprehensive legal support through all stages of your recovery efforts.

Los Angeles Retail Store Accident Lawyer

Building Your Premises Liability Claim for a Retail Store Injury in Los Angeles

Slip and fall incidents are some of the most commonly reported retail store injuries. If an employee cleans a floor but fails to place a wet floor sign, or if a retail store owner fails to fix a tripping hazard on their sales room floor, this could lead to a slip and fall incident that injures a customer. Employers must train their employees to maintain a safe environment for all customers, and they must also enforce workplace safety rules to minimize the chance of any harm coming to customers or employees.

To succeed with a premises liability claim, the plaintiff must first prove that they were lawfully present in the property. This means that the premises liability laws do not apply to trespassers or intruders. For example, if a person breaks into a retail store outside of business hours and suffers a slip and fall, they will not be able to file a claim against the property owner because they were not legally present in the store. If a customer suffers a slip and fall while shopping in the store during operating hours, they will qualify as legally present on the property.

Next, the plaintiff must prove that the property owner knew or reasonably should have known about the hazard that caused their injury. Alternatively, the plaintiff may need to prove that the retail store owner failed to properly train an employee who caused an injury. Once you have proven fault for the personal injury in Los Angeles your premises liability attorney can help you proceed with claiming compensation for any damages you suffered.

Recovering Compensation for Your Retail Store Injury

The goal of any personal injury claim is for the victim to recover the compensation they need to be whole again after suffering the effects of a defendant’s negligence or intentional misconduct. Once you have proven that another party is liable for your retail store injury, you can proceed with claiming compensation for any damages you suffered. Under the state’s personal injury laws, your total award may include:

  • Compensation for your medical bills. If you suffered a physical injury because of another party’s negligence or misconduct, you have the right to hold them accountable for all medical care you need to fully recover. You can seek compensation for both immediate medical expenses and the cost of any future care you will need to achieve maximum medical improvement from your injury.
  • Repayment of lost wages. When you cannot work and earn income because of a defendant’s actions, they become responsible for the wages you are unable to earn during your recovery. Your Los Angeles premises liability attorney can help you hold a defendant accountable for all the income you are unable to earn in the aftermath of your retail store injury.
  • Pain and suffering. You have the right to seek accountability for the physical pain and mental suffering you endured from the incident. California’s personal injury laws do not place a limit on pain and suffering compensation for most personal injury cases, so this could form the bulk of your case award depending on the overall severity of your damages.

Your case could be worth more than you may initially expect, and an experienced Los Angeles premises liability attorney is the ideal asset to have on your team if you want to maximize your total compensation. The attorneys at Easton & Easton approach every personal injury case we accept with the goal of helping our client recover as fully as state law allows. We know you likely have many questions in the aftermath of a retail store injury in terms of proving fault for the accident and identifying the parties that owe you compensation for your damages. Time is a critical concern for anyone in this situation, so it is crucial for you to contact our team as soon as possible so we can begin working on your case immediately.

Retail Store Accident Attorneys FAQs

Q: Who Is Liable for a Retail Store Injury in Los Angeles?

A: If you suffer any type of injury on another party’s property, the property owner is liable for your damages. When it comes to retail stores, owners are legally required to ensure that their stores do not pose any unreasonable safety risks to lawful customers. If your injury resulted from the negligence of a specific employee, their employer will likely be liable for your damages. Your Los Angeles premises liability attorney can clarify any questions you may have about liability for your damages.

Q: How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Claim for a Retail Store Injury?

A: A premises liability claim is a type of personal injury claim, and California law upholds a two-year statute of limitations for most personal injury claims. This means you need to file your claim within two years of the date the injury occurred; otherwise, you will lose your opportunity to claim compensation from the defendant. Time is a crucial factor in any civil claim for damages, and it is important for you to consult legal counsel as soon as possible to have the greatest chance of success with your claim.

Q: How Long Will It Take to Complete My Retail Store Injury Claim?

A: The time that any personal injury case will take to complete depends on the defendant’s willingness to accept liability for the plaintiff’s damages. If the fault for your injury is clear and you have an experienced attorney representing you, it may only take a few weeks to negotiate a settlement with the defendant. However, if settlement is not an option for any reason, you will need to resolve the case through litigation, and this will take much longer.

Q: Will Hiring an Attorney Help Me Win a Larger Settlement?

A: Experienced legal counsel is the most potent asset you can have on your side when it comes to how you can maximize your final case award. An experienced attorney will know all the various avenues of compensation available to you and help you hold the defendant accountable for the extent of the damages the defendant caused. You may need to confront a large retail corporation or other powerful business owner with an in-house legal team, and it will be easier for you to approach this case with confidence when you have an experienced attorney handling your legal affairs.

Q: How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Los Angeles Premises Liability Attorney?

A: If you choose Easton & Easton to represent your case, you will only pay our firm a percentage of the total award we win on your behalf. Additionally, this fee is contingent upon our ability to win your case, so you pay nothing if we are unsuccessful with your claim for any reason. This contingency fee billing policy enables you to approach your premises liability claim with confidence and secure appropriate compensation for any losses you suffered.

A retail store injury may be disruptive and painful, but with the right attorney helping you, you could potentially recover far more compensation than you may have initially expected. The attorneys at Easton & Easton have years of professional experience managing all types of premises liability claims for clients in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. If you are ready to explore your options for legal recourse with the help of a seasoned Los Angeles premises liability attorney, contact us today and schedule your consultation with our team.

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Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California 2016

Brian and Matt Easton were recently honored for their efforts in securing a $1,850,000 verdict for a client in 2016, which was selected as one of the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California by TopVerdict.com.

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Doug and Brian have each been selected by Super Lawyers, an honor given to less than 5% of attorneys. Matt Easton has been selected among Super Lawyers' Up-and-Coming Top 25 in Orange County and Top 100 in Southern Califonia, an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys under 40 years old.

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Doug, Brian, and Matt Easton have all been chosen as one of the "10 Best" Personal Injury Attorneys in Southern California each year since 2015 based on client satisfaction, an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys - and Easton & Easton houses three of them.

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Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury

Matt Easton has been selected as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in California for 2015 by the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys — an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys under the age of 40.

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My life changed in a matter of seconds after a catastrophic spinal cord injury that left me disabled. Brian Easton and his team worked on my case non stop for 3 years and provided me the justice I deserved. I couldn’t have been more content.
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