Close this search box.
Close this search box.
Close this search box.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in California?

The most common causes of slip and fall accidents in California are unsafe floors due to negligent maintenance; for example, a wet floor in a shopping center or restaurant without a hazard warning. Other common causes include torn carpets, poor lighting, and narrow stairways. Any act of negligence that causes you to slip and fall is referred to as premises liability because, often, these accidents cause serious injuries.

If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall in California, contact us at Salamati Law Firm for a free consultation. An experienced personal injury lawyer from our firm is ready to help you maximize your recovery.

What Does Failure to Properly Maintain the Premises Mean?

Cracked and broken cement steps

Premises liability law holds the person in possession of the property, such as a landlord or owner, liable for injuries others suffer due to unsafe or dangerous conditions. For example, landlords must facilitate removing hazards in a parking garage, such as oil spills. If they do not, that constitutes a failure to maintain the premises properly.

 Other examples of negligence include the following:

  • Cracks
  • Broken steps
  • Poor lighting
  • Exposed wires
  • Uneven flooring
  • Broken handrails
  • Loose carpeting
  • Loose floorboards

Slip and fall accidents can also occur when businesses or job sites are not managed properly, resulting in dangerous conditions for employees and the public.

Examples include the following:

  • Lack of safety training at a construction job site
  • Failure to install handrails in a healthcare setting
  • Improper stacking of inventory on shelves in a store
  • Failure to install mats after a storm with copious rain
  • Failure to conduct routine floor maintenance

Why Are Slip and Fall Injuries So Dangerous?

Died person on the street after accident at roadworks. Result of non-compliance with health and safety regulations

According to the CDC, a fall, especially with older adults, can easily result in a serious health emergency. The force of the impact can cause traumatic brain injury and bone fractures. In fact, falls are a leading cause of bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and ER visits.

Additional injuries caused by slip and falls include:

  1. Spinal Cord Injury
  2. Soft Tissue Injury
  3. Severe Cuts and Lacerations
  4. Knee Injuries
  5. Ankle Injuries
  6. Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist Injuries

How Can Salamati Law Help?

A gavel lying on top of an open legal book with scales of justice in the background

Whether your slip and fall happened in a store, at a construction site, or on the stairs at an apartment building, we take your accident seriously. As a full-service accident and injury law firm, we build a strong case for our clients by:

  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Collecting evidence
  • Hiring expert witnesses
  • Obtaining police and accident reports
  • Filing required paperwork and claims forms
  • Negotiating with defense counsel and the insurance company

Further, we are ready to take your case to trial if the negligent party and their insurers do not offer a fair settlement amount to compensate you for your damages.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Businessman shaking hands to seal a deal

If you have suffered injuries from a slip and fall accident, contact our team at Salamati Law Firm. We are results-oriented personal injury attorneys eager to pursue civil actions arising from negligence. Schedule a free consultation today. There is no obligation to hire us, and since we work on a contingency basis, there are no upfront legal fees.

No Obligation, No Fees Guaranteed, Unless We Win

We are committed to negotiate your case aggressively, strategically and creatively. Personal injury lawsuits are retained on a contingency fee agreement, and plaintiffs will pay no legal fees unless the firm is able to recover damages on your behalf.

No Fee Guarantee Unless We Win
Don’t Wait,
Get Your Life Back
Call now to schedule your FREE consultation. No obligation to you.
We’re available 24/7 & are multilingual speaking
Call For Your
Free Case Evaluation
Available : 24/7
Se Habla Español
Or leave a message below for your earliest convenience