Slip and fall accidents include slips, trips, or falls that result in injuries. If you were injured by a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you may have what is commonly known as a “premises liability claim.” In California, property owners must keep their premises safe. Furthermore, if latent dangers exist on their property, they must warn visitors of such conditions. It is also possible to have a claim against someone who is not a property owner or tenant but who is, nevertheless, responsible for your fall.
Common causes of slip and fall accidents include
- Wet floors
- Potholes in parking lots
- Inadequate lighting
- Unrepaired carpet damage
- Ice or snow buildup
- Cracked sidewalks
- Malfunctioning escalators and elevators
- Slippery floor mats or floor rugs
Our slip and fall attorneys have represented clients throughout California, including the Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto areas, for slip and fall accidents caused by property owner negligence. We recognize that slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, such as traumatic head injuries, broken bones, or spinal cord injuries as well as other injuries, such as shoulder, neck and back pain.
Slip and fall accidents, including trip and fall cases, can be very difficult cases to prove. The insurance industry knows that juries can place significant blame on the injured victim for being inattentive to conditions. Yet, we know, and you know, that people are not always attentive when walking or running. For example, retail store customers are constantly distracted by the very businesses that seek to avoid liability for their injuries. It is typical for retail stores to place display ads and play loud music throughout their stores in an effort to grab your attention. As a result, you may not see a pool of water or a child’s fallen ice cream in the store aisle. Isn’t it reasonable to think that you may be distracted and not see every floor condition that could cause you to fall?
Isn’t it also reasonable to rely on stores to regularly check and inspect their aisles to avoid conditions that will cause customers to fall? Yet stores routinely contend that they did not have time to cure or repair the condition that caused you to slip and fall. They may even deny that the condition ever existed. The law does not require that property owners or businesses insure your safety at all times, but they are required to prevent defective conditions when they know about them or should have known about them.
You should hire an attorney immediately to ensure that your rights are protected. Our slip and fall attorneys at Curtis Legal Group can investigate the circumstances of the fall and then secure necessary evidence, such as surveillance video and witness statements, that may be crucial to the success of your case.
You also can help your own case by filing an incident report with the business or property owner as soon as reasonably possible after the accident.
How Our Slip and Fall Attorneys Can Help
If you have slipped or tripped while on another person’s property, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, medical costs and other damages. At Curtis Legal Group, our slip and fall lawyers will work with experts, if necessary, to determine whether the property owner negligently maintained the flooring or property. In order to maximize your recovery, we may also refer you to medical professionals who can treat and assess your injuries. We prepare all our cases with an eye towards trial, so if the property owner or insurer does not offer fair settlement, we are prepared to fight for you at trial.
We Aren’t Compensated Unless You Are
Damages recovered from a personal injury claim can include cost of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, future damages and punitive damages.
Whether you are in Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, or throughout Northern California, the slip and fall attorneys at Curtis Legal Group will aggressively pursue every aspect of your case to ensure you are properly compensated for losses as soon as possible.
Our representation costs nothing unless you are compensated for your injuries.
Please call us at 1-800-LAW-3080 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.