Determining Fault in Slip-and-Fall Cases
Sometimes a slip-and-fall happens when we’re just not paying attention to where we’re going. Other times, a slipping or tripping hazard may be invisible or hard to see for someone who doesn’t know it’s there. The source of a slipping hazard may not be immediately obvious, and property owners may contest liability where the cause or source of a slipping hazard isn’t clear. Read on to learn more about how fault is determined after a slip-and-fall accident, and contact the dedicated and seasoned Southern California slip-and-fall lawyers at Custodio & Dubey if you have questions after an accident.
Liability for negligent property owners
Visitors and customers to a business or home expect either that the property they’re visiting will be safe, or that they’ll receive a warning if there’s a dangerous or hidden condition on the property. When that visitor slips or trips while on someone else’s property, they may be entitled to money damages from the property owner if they can prove that the owner knew or should have known about the hazardous condition and failed to repair it or warn visitors about the hazard.
Often, contested slip-and-fall claims come down to whether the dangerous condition was something the owner knew about or should have known about by regularly inspecting the premises. For example, a customer might spill their drink in a restaurant. Later, you might slip and fall in the liquid, suffer injuries, and file a claim against the property owner. The owner could successfully defend against the claim if they can prove that the spill happened so soon before your accident that they didn’t have an opportunity to learn about it and clean it up. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will look for evidence such as witnesses to the spill, customers who reported the spill to management, or security camera footage that can help to prove that they had a chance to clean up the spill, but didn’t.
Skilled legal help in proving the right to damages for slip-and-fall injuries
Fortunately, there’s help available after you’re hurt in a Los Angeles slip-and-fall accident. The dedicated California premises liability lawyers at Custodio & Dubey have the investigatory skills and trial experience you want on your side after an accident. Our seasoned personal injury attorneys can help you prove fault on behalf of negligent or careless property owners after you’ve been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident. Contact our Los Angeles offices today for a no-cost consultation on your case.
Call Custodio & Dubey, LLP after a Slip & Fall Accident in Los Angeles
For help getting the money you need to make a full recovery after a California slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident, contact the dedicated, effective, and professional Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at Custodio & Dubey for a free consultation on your case at 213-785-2909.