SLIP & FALL
When you are injured on someone else’s you may have a case under premises liability. Premises liability, or slip and fall cases as they are commonly called can include slips, trips or falls, exposure to hazardous materials, fires, explosions, and inadequate security- just to name a few. Slip and falls most commonly occur in restaurants, grocery stores, malls, construction sites, gyms, sporting events, concerts, amusement parks, and your workplace; but they can arise just about anywhere.
Getting competent and reliable legal representation is pivotal in these sorts of accidents. The attorneys and staff at Custodio & Dubey know the law and will investigate your case vigorously by gathering evidence, finding and interviewing witnesses. We will get you the medical attention you need and deal with the insurance companies. Our job is to get you the best monetary award available under the law for your injuries.
The most current statistics estimate that over one million Americans suffer an injury from a slip and fall injury each year. One in three slip and fall accidents leads to moderate to severe injuries. But these are just those that are reported, many people get hurt and do nothing about it left suffering from pain and increased medical bills. Slip and fall accidents make up approximately 15% of all work-related injuries and worker’s compensation expenses.
Generally, the owner of a property is presumed to have knowledge of a dangerous or hazardous condition on their land if it is a permanent hazard, if they created it themselves and were aware of the possibility of injury including wrongful death of a visitor. In California, simply owning or occupying a property does not make one liable for the injuries that occur on the property. The fundamental issue that triggers liability is establishing negligence, a failure of the owner or occupier in acting in a legally prescribed manner that puts the guests of the property in an undue risk of harm.
California premises liability laws are very complex reflecting the various relationships involved in the ownership and operation of property, in particular commercial properties where most slip and fall injuries arise from. The duty of reasonable care in slip and falls can be a duty to inspect, a duty to make safe, or a duty to warn for the hazards to visitors of the land. Which of these duties is triggered by law is determined by the facts and specific circumstances of the case. Liability in these sorts of cases is primarily based on the right to control the property and the determination of this factor and identifying all the possible parties is very important to the chance of recovering monetary damages for injuries.
A property owner or occupier’s liability is also dependent on the injured visitor’s status on the land. California recognizes three classes of people in premises liability cases- invitees, licensees, and trespassers. Other possible factors in cases can be whether children are involved, whether the property at issue is a business, and the type of hazard that caused the accident. The lawyers at Custodio & Dubey have handled many premises liability cases and they know how to interpret and handle the intricacies and nuances of California premises liability law to get the results you desire.
If you have suffered injuries while on another person’s property, you will need the aggressive and experienced legal representation from the personal injury lawyers at Custodio & Dubey. Our attorneys and staff have a track record of helping those seriously injured in all types of slip and fall accidents for over ten years. Their skill and results are unparalleled. They are effective and diligent lawyers with an uncompromising commitment to their clients. Call them as soon as possible toll free at (213) 785-2909 for a free consultation of your case, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. You can also fill out our online consultation form and an attorney will contact you as soon as possible.