Experienced Attorneys For Slip, Trip And Fall Accident Cases
Landlords, retailers and other property owners have a duty of care to ensure that their premises are safe for residents and visitors. When property owners fail to exercise that care, they put everyone who enters the property at undue risk of falls and other premises liability accidents.
At the Law Offices of Leonard S. Becker, APC, we have fought — and won — personal injury cases involving falls, explosions and other accidents on unsafe property. We encourage you to call us today to arrange a free initial consultation about your particular circumstances.
What Are Common Causes Of Slip-And-Fall Accidents?
Slip-and-fall accidents may be caused by a variety of conditions, including:
- Changes in flooring (slants, dips and other uneven surfaces)
- Dangerous staircases and escalators
- Loose railings
- Narrow stairs and stairwells
- Poor lighting
- Torn carpeting
- Unsafe equipment and safety protocols at construction sites
- Wet, broken or cracked floors or sidewalks
A slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident can cause catastrophic injuries, including brain and back injuries, broken bones or even paralysis. If you have suffered an injury on dangerous property, it is essential to secure both the medical treatment and the legal representation you need to protect your health and your rights.
How Is Fault Proven In Slip-And-Fall Cases?
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident and want to file a personal injury claim, you will most likely need to prove one of the following:
- The property owner or maintainer should have known of the dangerous condition because a “reasonable” person would have known about it and fixed it.
- The property owner or maintainer knew about the dangerous condition but did nothing to repair or fix it.
- The property owner or maintainer caused the dangerous condition, such as a spill, crack or rip in flooring, or other damage
California also follows the rule of pure comparative fault with slip-and-fall accidents. This means if you somehow contributed to your own accident, your recovery will be lessened by the percentage by which a judge or jury found you to be at fault.
Dedicated Advocates On Your Side
Our personal injury attorneys are dedicated advocates for the injured, and we are committed to helping our clients pursue full and fair compensation for their losses while providing an unmatched level of personal engagement and service. We are proud to be responsive and accessible, serving clients throughout Northern California in several languages, including:
Contact Our Accident Lawyers After Suffering Injuries On Dangerous Premises
To learn more about our practice and our record of success, contact our personal injury law firm to arrange an initial consultation at no cost. Our personal injury lawyers will take the time to answer your questions, advise you of your rights and help you determine the best course of action to seek physical and financial recovery after a premises liability accident. Please call our offices in Hayward at 510-470-4584 or 800-246-4981. Or, if you prefer, complete our online form.