Law Offices of Miriam J. Lebental
Experienced And Dedicated Injury Attorney Serving The San Pedro-Long Beach Area South Bay And Los Angeles County

Slip And Fall Or Trip And Fall? What Is The Difference?

Premises LiabilityWhen you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident or trip-and-fall accident, the process of seeking compensation for your injuries from a negligent person or company is handled through a premises liability claim.

A slip and fall occurs when water, a slippery substance, debris or other type of foreign object causes your feet to slip from underneath you. You would typically fall on your back or side.

A trip and fall occurs when your foot hits an object such as a raised portion of sidewalk, loose carpeting or floor tiles. You would typically fall forward.

In either case, injuries can be painful, costly and debilitating. With a premises liability claim, you may recover compensation from a negligent property owner to cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Typical causes of slip-and-fall accidents and trip-and-fall accidents include:

  • Carpets not properly tacked down
  • Broken sidewalks
  • Protruding floor tiles
  • Spills in common areas of supermarkets, drugstores, malls, restaurants and other shopping areas
  • Poor lighting
  • Broken stairs
  • Worn carpet on stairs
  • Broken handrails
  • Broken banisters
  • Poorly designed pedestrian paths

Request A Free Consultation With A Premises Liability Attorney

If you have been hurt falling on a property that was not properly maintained, consult with a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you recover compensation. Please contact me today at the Law Offices of Miriam J. Lebental for a free consultation.


Compassionate Counsel, Comprehensive Case Advocacy

My mission is to help you recover compensation for your motor vehicle accident claim. I am an aggressive negotiator who knows how to deal with insurance companies. I also am an experienced litigator with a tremendous amount of courtroom experience.

In my efforts to recover fair and equitable compensation for your injuries I will fight for your rights and your legal remedies to seek financial damages. Contact me today for a free consultation.


The Location of Your Cruise's Departure Is Important to Your Claim

If you have been injured on a passenger cruise line, you may be required to file your claim for compensation in a certain court.

Which court you will need to file in will be listed on the back of your ticket under "claims."

Sometimes, that court is required because of where the cruise company is incorporated. Often, the particular federal court depends upon the port your cruise left from.

My law firm represents people who have sustained injuries aboard cruise ships in federal courts in California, Florida or anywhere in the United States. Contact me today for more information or for a free consultation.

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