A property owner or controller must take reasonable steps to protect all guests and visitors from harm. Anything less than the best safety precautions is unacceptable. Out of all the different types of premises liability claims stemming from a negligent property owner, slip and fall accidents are likely the most common.
Hazards that may cause a slip and fall accident include:
Did you take a tumble while on someone else’s property and suffer an injury? You might be able to receive maximum compensation if you file a slip and fall accident claim against them. Call (310) 999-0000 to connect with Pillar Law Group, APLC and our Beverly Hills personal injury attorneys for all the legal assistance you will need.
Slip and fall cases and other premises liability claims can sometimes be an uphill battle for the plaintiff. It is easy for the property owner to try to say that they did nothing wrong. After all, in most cases when someone slips and gets hurt, no one else is around to witness it, or take the blame. If you want to prove that you are not responsible for your own slip and fall, you will need to back up your claim with proof and a solid argument.
Consider these potential sources of evidence for your slip and fall claim:
Slipping and falling in someone’s home or a retail store does not make the homeowner or property controller automatically liable, even if you tripped due to a hazard. Most premises liability cases need to involve a hazard that was unreasonable, or one that should not have existed while visitors, guests, or patrons were allowed to be there. A hazard may be deemed “reasonable” if it is in a location that is barred to visitors or did not exist for an extended period of time.
Consider these two examples to get a clearer picture of liability in slip and fall cases:
As it can be seen, determining liability and actually filing an effective premises liability claim after slipping and falling on someone else’s property can be tricky. Take the guesswork out of your case by retaining our trusted, highly-experienced personal injury lawyers. You can contact us online to request a free consultation at any hour of the day, any day of the week, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.