Have You Been Injured In A Slip & Fall?
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Slip and Fall Accidents and Trip and Fall Accidents are terms for two related types of personal injury claims that arise from a fall that was caused due to a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. Many accidents occur due to the presence of water or some other slippery foreign substance that was spilled upon the floor or walkway prior to the time that the injured person began walking through the area. Sometimes other conditions can be contributing factors in the occurrence of slip and fall accidents, such as poor lighting, non-uniform steps, defective or absent hand rails, or other code violations.
Under California law the property owner has liability for the injuries you sustained in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident if the owner either created the hazard or unreasonably allowed the condition to persist once they discovered (or reasonably should have discovered) the dangerous condition. Recently the courts have also ruled that a property owner must make reasonable inspections in order to discover and correct any hazardous conditions.
In slip and fall cases the property owner’s insurance adjuster and defense attorney always attempt to pin a major portion of the blame upon the injured person pursuant to the doctrine of “contributory fault”. In order to defeat their efforts to minimize or deny liability for his client’s injuries, slip and fall attorney Christopher Landis takes every available measure to establish that because his client was exercising reasonable care for his or her own safety at the time of the accident the doctrine of contributory fault simply does not apply. By taking such an approach slip and fall victims can often receive 100% of the compensation that their injuries would warrant.
Slip and Fall accidents can cause very serious injuries to numerous parts of the body including the head, face, shoulders, wrists, hips, knees, legs and ankles. If you or your loved one fell because of a slippery foreign substance that should not have been on the floor, you should contact Landis Law Firm for an appointment right away.
The Landis Law Firm represents clients in Santa Cruz, California, and nearby communities, including Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Felton, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Aptos, Soquel, Capitola, Marina, Seaside, Monterey, Salinas and Hollister.
For a free initial consultation, call or e-mail the Landis Law Firm. No legal fees are due unless and until the client wins and gets paid. Call: (831) 423-9393