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Trip and Fall

Trip and falls happen when dangerous conditions on a property or public space lead to an injury, like tripping over a pipe sticking out of the ground or falling due to an uneven sidewalk. As experienced trip and fall attorneys, we've held businesses and government entities accountable for injuries caused by poorly maintained property, helping our clients get the recovery and peace of mind they deserve.

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How can a Grigoryan Blum and Grigoryan
Trip and Fall Attorney Help?

Negligence is an important key factor in most trip and fall accidents. At Grigoryan Blum and Grigoryan, a Pasadena personal injury attorney will work to prove negligence and will be committed to protecting the legal rights of injured victims.

Since many businesses and property owners will often fight these claims, you can not be without a trip and fall attorney on your side. Trip and fall accidents can cause severe injuries, and victims have legal rights to compensations for their losses.

Our Pasadena law firm will investigate every detail of your case and work with you to determine the most beneficial route to execute. We are dedicated to serving our clients’ best interests, and we will make your fight our fight.

We serve trip and fall, accident victims throughout Southern California. 

How are Trip and Falls Different From Slip and Fall Accidents?

housands of people are injured every year from tripping or slipping due to hazardous conditions on a property. Most of the time these are easily preventable but ignored or overlooked. In most circumstances, the injured party is unaware that someone is at fault for their injury. That is the job of a dedicated trip and fall lawyer. Although similar to slip and fall cases, trip and fall accidents possess a few key differences. Legally speaking, to trip implies the injured victim fell in a forward motion, injuring the knees, chest, or face. Contrarily speaking, to slip indicates the injured victim fell backward, usually injuring the back, back of the head, or tailbone. In addition, trip and fall cases are commonly the results of an object protruding from the ground or uneven steps, whereas slip and falls usually occur from wet or slick surfaces. 

Injured in a Trip and Fall Accident?

What to do After a Trip and Fall Accident?

 Call 911 for Help

1. Call 911 for Help

If you or someone has been injured and needs medical assistance, call for an ambulance. If you are unable to call, ask for help. If you do not have a medical emergency, ask for a police officer to come to the scene.

 Report to place of Business

2. Report to place of Business

It is important to make an immediate report of the incident to the manager of the business. Make sure to note their name and any additional information needed for later. If the business does not provide a copy of the incident, be sure to ask for a copy.

Find Witnesses

3. Find Witnesses

Ask anyone who saw the accident to give a statement to the police for an official report. Also collect the witnesses' contact information. This is a very important piece of your case.

Take Pictures

4. Take Pictures

Be sure to document the scene and any evidence of the accident. This includes photos of the hazards and your injuries.

Make a Medical Appointment

5. Make a Medical Appointment

Within 24 hours of the accident, be sure to visit a medical professional. Injuries may be discovered after the scene, or could be delayed. Therefore, it is important to visit the doctor even if you're not visibly injured or have any current symptoms. This documentation will be important for your insurance company.

Contact personal accident attorney

6. Seek Legal Assistance

Contact Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan to discuss your case. It is important to pursue legal assistance to pursue your claim and deal with the complexities of insurance providers.

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At Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan Law Office, we help victims recover full and fair compensation for their injuries, To learn more, do not hesitate to contact our team today for immediate legal assistance. We serve trip and fall accident victims throughout Southern California.

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Common Injuries from Trip and Fall Accidents

  • Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Degenerative Diseases
  • Secondary Illnesses
  • Cuts and Bruises
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Ankle or Wrist Injuries
  • Broken Bones

Common Causes of Trip and Fall Accidents

  • Wet or Uneven Walking Surfaces
  • Recently Waxed or mopped floors
  • Spilled liquids
  • Splashed grease or oil
  • Potholes in the concrete
  • Loose floorboards, rugs or mats
  • Cords or Electrical Wires
  • Neglect
  • Footwear
  • Broken Handrails
  • Poor Lighting

Proving Negligence

If one finds themselves in the unfortunate situation of a trip and fall or slip and fall accident, there are essential and practical steps to follow. Depending on the severity of the injury, immediate medical attention would be first and foremost. Second, take photos of the scene where the injury occurred. If anyone nearby may have witnessed the event, collect their contact information, which may be helpful in the future. If these things are not possible at the time of injury for whatever reason, a trip and fall attorney may be able to collect evidence in the future on the injured party’s behalf. It is prevalent for trip and fall accidents to be the result of negligence by the property owner(s). A qualified Pasadena personal injury attorney will work to prove their negligence while protecting the injured party and seeking maximum compensation.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Trip and Fall Accident?

When a property is not maintained correctly or someone fails to provide a safe environment, therefore leading to a trip and fall accident, you may bring a claim due to injury.

The targeted facts of a severe trip and fall accident will identify the person who is legally responsible for your injuries and compensation. These types of accidents can entail many different types of medical treatments and rehabilitative services.

Victims of a personal injury trip and fall claim can collect compensations for medical treatments, rehabilitative care, lost wages, future loss of income, property damages, pain and suffering, along with emotional trauma.


Trip and Fall


Trip and Fall

Negligent Operation of a Crane

$ 750,000

Negligent Operation of a Crane

Dog Attack (No Bites Involved)

$ 300,000

Dog Attack (No Bites Involved)

Car Collision

$ 450,000

Car Collision


Frequently Asked Questions about Trip and Fall Accidents

What steps should I take after a trip and fall accident?

It’s important to do three crucial things after a trip and fall accident. First, document what you tripped on. If you can’t do it, have someone else do it. This helps preserve evidence for your case. Second, get medical care immediately. And third, reach out to an attorney who practices in trip and fall cases to ensure you are protecting your rights and getting your questions answered.

Do I need a trip and fall attorney?

We believe it is always prudent to hire an attorney to assist with your case. At GBG we are experienced in trip and fall cases, we know the law, and we know how to help put your case on the right track for success. We have handled a multitude of trip and fall cases against different companies and entities.

How do I pay for the services provided by a GBG Law trip and fall attorney?

At GBG we take our trip and fall cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we recover a percentage of the settlement we help obtain for you. And of course, if there is no settlement, we don’t charge any attorney’s fees.

How long do I have to file a trip and fall injury case?

Generally, the answer is two years from the date of the fall. However, there are certain cases where there are exceptions. For example, if you tripped and fell on government property, you need to make a claim with the governmental entity within six months. So, because there are different statutes of limitations for different types of cases, you should always consult with a personal injury attorney so you don’t inadvertently waive your rights!

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