Premises liability, often called slip and fall, refers to the responsibility of property owners to provide reasonably safe conditions to people on their premises.
Premise Liability (Slip/Fall)
Under California law, property and business owners can be held responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on their premise and they have a duty to warn, or make safe on their property, any conditions that could be dangerous. Property owners must regularly inspect their buildings (or actual property) to ensure it is are safe for visitors, tenants and/or guests to visit. They can be held accountable for an accidents directly resulting from their failure to provide reasonably safe conditions.
At Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, we have represented and won large settlements for many clients who have experienced a slip and fall in stores, restaurants or outside of business properties. We have been very successful in many cases where people have fallen down unsafe or broken stairs at homes or work sites, tripped over raised sidewalks or even drown in pools that were not property fenced.
Here are a few ways to protect your rights after incurring an injury on someone’s property:
- File a report with the property owner or manager and obtain a copy of that report including time, location and witnesses to your incident.
- Take photos of the scene where the incident occurred immediately. This will be very important for your case, should the area in question be repaired shortly after your injury.
- Obtain the identity of any witness who may have seen the condition or area where your injury occurred, as reliable witnesses are crucial in this type of case.
If you've been injured in a Premises Liability/Slip and Fall Injury as a result of someone else's negligence, we urge you to contact us immediately to learn how to protect your rights, preserve critical evidence and obtain necessary medical treatment. Our personal injury attorneys have won over hundreds of million dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients over the past 40 years.
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