Slip and fall accidents commonly occur due to uneven walking surfaces, holes or cracks in the ground, slippery floors, or steps that can pose a fall risk. All of these conditions can create a danger to pedestrians who may accidentally slip and fall, potentially causing severe injury.
Slip and fall accidents are often preventable and can be traced to poorly designed walking surfaces, poorly marked hazards, or a lack of maintenance. These accidents can occur in a number of places pedestrians frequent such as sidewalks, stores, schools, restaurants, and hospitals.
Slip and fall accidents can lead to legal liability for a property owner when an individual slips and falls on their property due to hazardous conditions.
If You’ve Been Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident, We Can Help
In California, a property owner is under an obligation to keep their property safe from hazards that may cause a slip and fall accident.
Of course, anyone who encounters a hazardous walking surface must exercise reasonable care to avoid injury. However, a person injured in a slip and fall accident due to a property owner’s negligence may be eligible to receive compensatory damages, including payment of medical bills for treatment of the injury, lost wages, compensation for permanent disability, emotional distress, and other reasonable damages linked to the accident.
If you believe that you have been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by a property owner’s failure to exercise due care, contact The Law Office of Robert L. Starr for a free, confidential case evaluation.