Each year, tens of thousands of Americans get injured on private properties as a result of slip and fall accidents and trip and fall accidents. If you've been the victim of a slip and fall or trip and fall, and you believe a third party or somebody else is responsible for the fall and the injury you suffered, it's critical to secure assistance from an experienced law firm. Here are some topics to consider when weighing whether to pursue a slip and fall claim:
Is someone else - a company, another person, or another entity - responsible for the fall?
If a property owner, employee, or other party created dangerous or slippery conditions, under some circumstances the law holds the negligent party responsible and there may be a legal case worth pursuing. Likewise, if an employee, owner, or other responsible person or party knew of unreasonably dangerous or hazardous on-property conditions but did nothing to remedy them, legal responsibility may be assessed. Also, if an employee, owner, or other person or party did not use "reasonable care" to locate, remove, or reduce a hazard, liability may be assessed in a California slip and fall or California trip and fall case. Under California law, this standard as discussed under the terminology of whether the owner or possessor of the property where the slip and fall or trip and fall occurred "knew or should have known" about the condition that caused the injury. However, California judges and juries vary widely on what they consider to be an unreasonably dangerous condition and whether the company or person knew or should have known about the dangerous condition. As a result, one case will not always lead to the same conclusion with all judges and juries.
Mark C. Blane is a San Diego Slip and Fall Attorney, and the managing lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, a San Diego, California Premise Liability Law Firm devoted to representing families of injured persons of automobile accidents. If you or someone you love, has been injured or killed in San Diego County, or Southern California, due to the negligence of another, please order your FREE copy of Mr. Blane's book, The 10 Secrets You Need To Know About Your Injury Case, BEFORE You Call A Lawyer. It is full of helpful information, insights, and secrets that will help you protect your legal rights. It normally sells for $16.95; however, it is free to all California residents, or those injured in a California accident.