Spencer & Associates

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  • "A very special thanks. I don't know what I would have done without you. You were always there when I needed you. You helped to make the worst experience of my life so much easier to live with.

    - Nancy F.
  • “Richard Spencer was there for us from the day after my accident, representing me and my wife, and there throughout the whole lawsuit until it was settled.

    - Felix D.
  • A little over year ago I found myself in need of legal counsel. It's stressful enough when you are in an accident that stops your life as you know it.

    - Marie K.
  • My son and I were involved in a major car accident and my son was seriously injured. I met Richard and he got my son the maximum we could get.

    - Eran F.
  • I've used Mr. Spencer's services a couple of times now and could not be happier with the level of service, his professionalism, and the manner.

    - Gabriel S.
  • Richard is my GO TO ATTORNEY, I know he will take care of my legalities and I trust Richard in every aspect of handling my law case.

    - Sandra B.

Slip-and-falls present serious dangers

What's a little slip-and-fall, right? People have been slipping on banana peels for laughs ever since the first on-stage pratfall got a chuckle out of the audience.

Unfortunately, the idea of a trip, slip and subsequent fall as something comedic is so deeply ingrained in television and movies these days that many people underestimate how serious one can be.

A quick slip and a bad fall can lead to far more than a wounded pride. Falls are actually the single largest reason behind hospital trips. They account for more than a fifth of all emergency room visits.

Half of the accidental deaths that occur in people's homes are caused by ground-level falls. In falls that occur at work, women and men are equally represented, but women are less likely to die. Women who fall at work only die about 5 percent of the time, Men die due to a fall at work around 11 percent of the time.

A fall can devastate the health of older individuals. Falls can lead to fractures in hips and spines, which can put older victims into wheelchairs. It can be difficult to regain mobility after a serious fall with broken bones.

It's also possible that sepsis or other complications following a serious injury from a fall can settle in and create a cascade of health problems from which someone might never recover.

People often underestimate their danger of slipping and falling, especially on familiar ground. Unfortunately, familiar territory is no substitute for adequate lighting, clean sidewalks, well-maintained parking lots that are free of debris and potholes and level steps.

Even a tear in a carpet can catch the end of someone's heel and send him or her tumbling face forward onto the ground with a force strong enough to break a bone.

Anyone who has fallen due to poorly maintained conditions inside or outside a building should consider exploring their legal options regarding a personal injury claim. Even falls from ground level can leave you recovering and unable to work for quite a long time.

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22801 Ventura Blvd
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Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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