In this quiet little neighborhood located in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, you really have the best of both worlds. Just hop on US-101, head south, and in about a half hour the seductive hustle and bustle of the nation’s second-most populous and ever-infamous city is yours.

But simply open up your back door and the wilds of the Santa Monica Mountains (not to mention the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area) come spilling into your West Coast abode.

Many residents have found Encino to be a safe and comfortable place to live. But that does not mean that it is immune to all ills. Accidents do happen, and many of the same dangers and misfortunes that befall people everywhere reach this wonderful city as well.

One common misfortune that happens to many is known as a slip and fall injury. You may have already suffered alone from this kind of accident without realizing that you may have had legal options.

These accidents can result from a person’s carelessness or lack of attention, and sometimes the property owner is responsible for the damages caused—but most victims of such injury are not aware of this fact.

A slip and fall injury can be due to a number of hazardous conditions such as a spill on a floor, an unexpected object in a walkway, a rough patch of ground, or a dangerous flight of stairs, to name a few.

If you are suffering from a slip, trip, or a fall and are facing medical or other expenses as a result, check out our step-by-step guide here. But more importantly, know that you do not have to suffer alone. Personal injury and slip and fall accident attorneys are here to walk you through the details to determine if the property owner is partially or fully responsible for the accident. We know the types of questions to ask and the types of accident characteristics to look for.

Liability in a slip and fall accident is heavily determined by what is and is not reasonable. Would a “reasonable” property owner have noticed and taken measures to address the dangerous area? Were you “reasonable” in going there in the manner you did and at the time you did? These are difficult questions to answer and are best handled by a personal injury lawyer. If you are in Encino or the Los Angeles area, do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney to determine if you are in a position to receive compensation for the damages done to you.