Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents occur when someone is injured due to hazardous conditions that cause them to slip or trip. They are most often due to negligence on the part of a property owner, and liability law allows victims to receive compensation for their injuries.
If you have been injured after falling, due to conditions on someone else’s property, you should consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. Contact the expert Riverside Slip and Fall Lawyers at the law firm of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn for qualified and experienced legal counsel.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere there are hazardous conditions. These can include spilled liquids making a surface slick, changes in pavement levels, broken stairs or handrails, and poor lighting. Liability law extends protection to the victim whether it is private property, a place of business or a government office.
Premises Liability Law
Regardless of where a slip and fall accident occurs, liability law requires establishing who has ownership, possession and control of the property. That person or entity has premises liability, and can be held responsible for the accident.
When it is established, premises liability also must establish negligence on the part of the owner, which can be shown through the following conditions:
- The property owner was responsible for the hazardous conditions causing the injury
- The owner was aware of the hazard but failed to correct the conditions
- A reasonable person in the owners position would have discovered the hazard and taken steps to correct it
Premises liability places importance on the status of a visitor. For example, an owner has less responsibility toward the safety of a trespasser than he would to an invited guest, customer or contractor. An exception to this is given to children, who are given full protection by liability law regardless of their status on the property.
Contact Our Riverside Slip and Fall Lawyers
The Riverside Slip and Fall Lawyers at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn are experienced in liability law and have been successfully representing injury victims for over 30 years. We are recognized as the top injury law firm serving the Riverside area, and can assist you in any slip and fall case. Contact one of our Riverside Slip and Fall Lawyers today.