Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, at any time. When a slip and fall accident is caused by a property owner’s negligence and the person who fell suffers injuries, that injured party may be entitled to recover damages.
A slip and fall accident can happen any time that a property owner or manager fails to keep a premises free of hazards and risks that can cause injuries to guests and other persons invited onto the property. Some of the more common slip and fall causes include:
According to California law, multiple factors must be considered to determine if a property owner breached a duty of care to guests and invitees on his or her property.
A person injured in a slip and fall incident should gather as much information about the premises where the accident occurred as possible, including photographs of the accident site and names and contact information of any witnesses.
Under California law, the damages that an injured party is eligible to recover after a slip and fall accident will be reduced in proportion to that party’s contribution to the accident. A person that ignored an obvious trip hazard while looking at a phone screen might have less of an opportunity to recover the full amount of his or her damages than another person that exercised a greater degree of care.
The possibility of reduced damages under California’s comparative negligence standards should not dissuade an injured party from consulting with or hiring a Los Angeles slip and fall attorney after an accident. A knowledgeable and experienced lawyer will be able to analyze the facts of your case and determine who is responsible for your injuries.
Please call us to speak directly with a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles after you have suffered injuries in a fall.