Slip and falls are the second leading cause of injuries in the United States, and they account for as many as 19,000 deaths each year. An almost invisible crack or a small amount of soapy water can leave a victim in a wheelchair or with a permanent spinal cord injury, while many suffer from a fractured wrist trying to block the impact from falling after a slip. Many of these injuries and deaths are caused by a dangerous or hazardous condition in someone else’s property. When a personal injury or wrongful death results from a fall that is caused by a hazardous condition on a property, the victim or the victim’s family may be entitled to compensation.
Property owners have a duty to keep their premises free from hazards and unsafe conditions for visitors. If the owner of a property breaches that duty then he or she may be held responsible under premises liability. California law requires landlords to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors and to protect visitors from hazards. The most common type of premises liability case involves slip and fall or trip and fall accidents, resulting from uneven floor surfaces, poorly marked changes in elevation, wet floors, slippery surfaces, broken sidewalks, uneven elevators, and broken steps.
Our experienced California slip and fall accident lawyers can help you determine whether a landlord may be liable for your injuries. Call us at (888) 563-4092 for a free consultation.
Hire an Experienced Injury Attorney
B&D Law Group, APLC is well-versed in all types of premises liability accidents, including:
- Retail store negligence
- Negligent security
- Assaults and attacks
- Dog bites
- Inadequate security
- Municipal liability
- Restaurant liability
- Trip and fall accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Theme park accidents
Our experienced California slip and fall injury lawyers will work to ensure that you get the recovery you and your loved ones are entitled to. You do not have to go at it alone.
Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable
California law requires the victim of a slip and fall injury accident to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the hazardous condition that caused the slip and fall accident and that he or she failed to remedy it. This requires showing that the landlord had sufficient time to discover the hazard and had an opportunity to repair the dangerous condition or failed to conduct the proper maintenance. Big businesses are not above tampering with evidence, so it is imperative for a lawyer to get involved quickly and ensure the integrity of the evidence is maintained.
As a result of the complexities of California law relating to property owner liability, slip and fall claims are more likely to be resolved through litigation than other types of accidents claims. The experienced California litigation attorneys at the B&D Law Group are no strangers to the courtroom, and a track record of satisfied judgments to prove it. Our approach is to prepare every slip and fall case as a potential litigation matter. We are ready to fight to make sure you receive the maximum recovery you are entitled to.
We will meet you wherever is most convenient for you! Call (888) 563-4092 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.