Establishing Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are very common, and can cause serious injury, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. A property owner may be responsible for your damages, but establishing liability for slip and fall accidents can be complex. Our San Diego, CA, law firm assists clients who have suffered a catastrophic fall, helping victims seek fair compensation for injuries and losses.

It is important to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a slip and fall, because insurance companies often move quickly in an attempt to minimize financial losses. If you or a loved one suffered a serious accident, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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About Premises Liability

Under California law, a property owner is responsible for maintaining an environment that is free from hazards. It is not acceptable to neglect a known safety hazard that could cause a visitor to slip and fall. If the danger is inherent to the property, such as a steep incline, it is the property owner's responsibility to clearly post warning signs.

If we take your case, you can be sure we will work diligently and effectively to establish negligence on the property owner’s part.

Whether for a personal residence or retail location, most California property owners carry insurance coverage. The typical home or business owner's liability policy will cover these types of accidents. Insurance companies are known to offer extremely low settlements to slip and fall victims, and an experienced attorney can help you secure the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.

Proving Negligence

Proving liability in a California premises liability case is crucial to obtaining a favorable outcome for the victim. To prove that the property owner was to blame for the victim's accident, you must meet at least one condition:

  • The property owner, or their agent, created the dangerous condition
  • The property owner, or their agent, were aware of the dangerous condition and neglected to remedy the situation, or failed to provide proper warnings of the hazard

If the defendant did not actually cause the safety issue, the burden is on the plaintiff to prove that the property owner should have known about it and taken steps to resolve the problem. 

Our attorneys are skilled legal advocates for premises liability victims. We take cases on a contingency basis, which means we do not charge any up-front retainer fees for our services. We focus on cases we believe we can win. If we take your case, you can be sure we will work diligently and effectively to establish negligence on the property owner’s part.

Contact Our Office

If you or a loved one has suffered a severe, life-altering injury, it is prudent to seek legal counsel. We offer a free consultation for slip and fall accident victims. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation and case review.