California Slip and Fall Attorney
Slip-and-fall law, an important subset of premises liability, denotes the liability rules that cover cases where an individual slips and falls down, causing injuries owing to hazardous conditions on someone else’s property. Slip-and-fall cases account for around 8.9 million visits to the emergency department each year (NSC Injury Facts 2011). Falls are the second-most-prominent cause of accidental death in homes and communities, causing more than 25,000 mortalities in 2009.
This area of personal injury law governs mishaps ensuing from a victim coming into contact with a precarious condition underfoot, resulting in a fall, stumble, overextension, twist, or any analogous damage. Direct factors causing a slip-and-fall accident may include:
- damaged floor tiles
- spilled food or fluids
- objects lying on stairs
- uneven steps
- cracked or fissured sidewalks
- poor lighting
Indirect factors like dim lighting or missing handrails are also recurrent contributors.
Every property owner is duty-bound to exercise reasonable care and caution to maintain aisles, passageways, and floors in a reasonably safe condition. If you have been the victim of a slip-and-fall accident because a property-owner, or business establishment, failed to afford a safe environment, you may have a right to file a suit to be reimbursed for losses sustained due to your injury. These damages usually include:
- Medical fee and expected future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Costs incurred in rehabilitation
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Suffering and pain
At Gabriel & Associates, we are experts in personal injury suits especially slip-and-fall cases. We are committed to representing you to the best of our abilities, and garnering you the maximum compensation award available in your case. Call now for a free consultation at (800) 801-7221.