Slip & Fall Accidents and Injuries
Although this may not be common knowledge, property owners throughout California have the obligation to provide a reasonably safe environment to lawful visitors, residents, tenants or customers. When this does not occur and a hazardous situation exists that is not repaired, a slip and fall accident may occur. Depending on the incident, a slip and fall may cause serious and lasting injury. Spinal cord injury,
broken bones, and head trauma are all potential consequences of a slip and fall or
trip and fall accident.
Have you been injured in a slip and fall?
A personal injury attorney at Pacific Attorney Group can meet with you to talk about your case and whether you may have grounds for a lawsuit on the grounds of premises liability - the property owner or manager's responsibility to maintain property grounds. Although liability may vary on a case-by-case basis depending on the particular property and what the victim was doing at the time of the accident, there are particular actions that may constitute property owner negligence in accordance with a slip and fall claim:
- Failure to properly clean or maintain walkways, stairs, or aisles.
- Failure to post a "wet floor" sign if a floor has been freshly washed or waxed.
- Negligence in cleaning up a spill or warning others of the hazard.
- Failure to properly inspect property grounds.
- Broken light fixtures or inadequate lighting.
Consulting an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
Would you like more information and a free case review to see whether you have grounds for a lawsuit? A lawyer at our offices can meet with you to conduct an initial consultation, regardless of whether your accident was the result of falling objects or an
escalator and elevator accident. In discussing your case with a legal professional, you have the chance to get the information you need to make an informed decision about moving forward with a lawsuit.