Slip and Fall Accident
Slip and fall accidents refer to any accident that occurs when someone slips or trips on a hazardous surface on the property of another person, business or government. San Diego slip and fall accidents can have a wide range of consequences, some of which can result in serious injuries.
If you have been involved in a serious slip and fall accident, you should immediately contact an experienced San Diego slip and fall attorney. You have rights that need to be protected, and an attorney may be able to secure you compensation for your injuries.
A San Diego slip and fall lawyer can help you understand issues with premises liability and special rules involving children. Children are generally given more protection by the law in slip and fall accidents than adults, because they are less likely to be able to recognize dangerous conditions.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
San Diego slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere where there is:
- spilled materials
- poor lighting
- faulty construction
- other hazardous conditions
Slip and fall accidents can also occur in parking lots, supermarkets or other businesses, government offices or private homes.
Generally, there are a few conditions that can prove the owner of the property is negligent and liable for the slip and fall accident. These include the property owner being responsible for unsafe conditions and the property owner being aware of the hazard but not trying to correct it.
Premises Liability Law
Once negligence has been established, it is sometimes necessary to prove who has premises liability for the property on which the slip and fall accident occurred. Premises liability basically means establishing who has ownership, possession, and control of the property in question.
It may sound simple, but often involves complex investigation. The party or parties with premises liability are ultimately responsible for any injuries that occur on the property.
San Diego Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident in the San Diego area, you should contact an experienced attorney at the Law Firm of Aitken * Aitken * Cohn . Our San Diego slip and fall lawyers have been helping injury victims for over 30 years.
To schedule an evaluation of your case, please call us today.