Snow and Ice Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles
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Property owners have a legal duty to make sure that their premises are free from hazardous and dangerous conditions. In case of snowy weather, these property owners should make certain that their walkways, driveways, parking areas and other common areas are clear of snow and ice, aside from other wet or slippery substances. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident caused by snow and ice on another person’s premises, you have the right to seek damages against the negligent party, which includes the property owner, the legal possessor of the property and the property manager. It doesn’t matter if your snow and ice accident happened in a commercial area, residential place or government structure you are entitled to damages for injuries suffered through the negligence of the owner of those properties.
In order to know more about your legal rights and your options on your claims, you need to seek help from expert Personal Injury Lawsuit Lawyers in Los Angeles right away.
There is no hard and fast rule, however, in determining how much is too much when it comes to snow and ice accidents in Los Angeles. Courts’ rulings vary depending on circumstances of the thickness of the snow on a person’s property. If it snowed the night before, that amount of snow can be considered as reasonable especially in case the accident happened very early in the morning. However, if there was only a light drizzle of snow the whole day but you slipped on thick old ice which was obviously left there for quite some time already, then the property owner is surely liable for your losses. Don’t be afraid to pursue your claims, seek legal help from Melrose Law Firm’s Top Snow and Ice Accident Lawyers in Los Angeles who have decades of experience in representing personal injury victims throughout California.
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What To Do in Case of Snow and Ice Accident in Los Angeles?
Property owners are obligated to make sure that their premises are free from hazardous and dangerous conditions especially in cases of snowy weather. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident caused by snow or ice on another person’s premises, whether residential, commercial or government property, you have the right to seek damages against the negligent party.
As a victim of personal injury, you have a right to be remunerated for all your pain and suffering and losses. These include property damage, medical costs, future care, loss of earnings and compensation for emotional and psychological pain and suffering.
Who are Liable?
Any person or entity task with the obligation of making the public safe in their premises can be liable for damages. Among them are:
- 1. Property owner – for failure to clean or at least provide warning signs of the snowy or icy condition of the property.
- 2. Legal possessor – this includes the renters, lessees and property managers who failed to keep the leased premises safe from hazardous conditions.
- 3. Manufacturer/designer – this is when the product or materials used are advertised to make the property safe even under extreme weather and the same fails to provide the safety advertised.
How Much is Too Much Ice to Make the Property Owner Liable?
The law and jurisprudence do not set the volume of ice or snow required to make them immediately liable for snow or ice accidents. Courts’ rulings vary depending on circumstances of the thickness of the snow on a person’s property and the surrounding circumstance.
However, if the weather clears and the property owner still hasn’t cleared its property of ice, then chances are, the property owner can be made liable if he fails to keep his property safe from the hazards of snow and ice accidents.
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Premise liability claims are not simple. The proof required is harder to come by unlike in traffic accidents because evidence can easily be removed. This is why, if you want to make sure that you are able to claim the best compensation you deserve, you need to seek help only from the legal experts like Melrose Law Firm which is well known in the legal community for representing victims of personal injury claims regardless of the actual value of their cases.