Slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of severe injuries in the United States. Slip and fall accidents occur when a person falls due to slipping or tripping over a hazard on the property. These accidents often result in significant back, hip, and head injuries.
There are clear laws in place to protect victims of slip and fall accidents. However, proving your claim and receiving fair compensation for your injuries may require hiring a slip and fall lawyer in Los Angeles.
If you or someone you know were injured during a slip and fall accident, don’t wait until it’s too late to pursue compensation for your injuries. Contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers today for your free, no-obligation initial consultation.
The Role Duty Plays in Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners have a duty to provide visitors, guests, and customers with a reasonably safe environment. Examples of cases where a legal obligation to provide a secure environment include restaurants, shopping malls, a friend’s home, etc.
Our attorneys will listen to your recollection of events that lead to the slip and fall and determine if the property owner was at fault for your injuries.
Did The Defendant Know or Should Have Known About the Hazard?
Often referred to as “notice,” determining the property owner’s knowledge of the hazards that caused your injury plays an essential role in placing fault. In some cases, this can require the use of expert witnesses. If the defendant knew about the hazards but did not fix them or inform you, then they will likely be at fault. If they do not, the use of experts can be helpful.
Proving Dangerous Conditions Exist
In California, it is not enough for you to know that dangerous conditions exist; you must prove it to the insurance providers or in court. You must prove that the conditions were dangerous, and the property owner knew about it and/or should have known about it.
Additionally, you must prove that you were following the rules of the property and using it as it was intended to be used at the time of the slip and fall accident. For example, if you were running barefoot in an ice rink when you suffered a slip and fall accident, a judge would likely rule that you were not using the property as intended.
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Slip and fall accident cases must meet specific criteria to qualify to be heard in court. There must be dangerous conditions present, you must have used the property as intended, and the owner has to either have known about the hazard or should have known about it.
Proving all of these things on your own can be difficult, especially when facing the high-powered attorneys and adjusters of the insurance companies.
Contact Steinberg Injury Lawyers online or call 1-800-350-8888 for your free initial consultation with a proven slip and fall lawyer in San Diego today.