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Slip And Injuries

Los Angeles Slip And Fall Injury Attorney

Slip and fall accidents occur when a person falls, slips, or trips as a result of unsafe conditions on property that is owned or controlled by another person. These events are frequently caused by the negligence of the entity that owns or controls the residence. 

Generally, these accidents are divided into four types, which include the following:

  • Slip and fall accidents, which occur when a person slips on a surface
  • Step and fall accidents, which occur when a person falls in a hole along a path
  • Stump and fall accidents, which occur when a person encounters an impediment in a path and falls as a result
  • Trip and fall accidents, which occur when a person trips over an object that is left in the way of a path
  • Some of the most common factors that lead to slip and fall accidents include:
  • Blocked aisles in stores
  • Grease, oil, water, or other liquids on the floor
  • Ice, rain, or snow
  • Inadequate stair rails
  • Mats or rugs that become loose
  • Poor lighting
  • Potholes
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Steeply sloping surfaces
  • Uneven stairs
  • Unsafe balconies

Determining Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents

Property owners in California are responsible for keeping properties in a manner that will reduce the chances of a slip and fall accident. This includes fixing damaged steps, posting warning signs, repairing damaged steps, and various other measures. To establish that a person is liable for a slip and fall accident, it must be proven that:

  • The property owner created the hazardous condition
  • The property owner was aware of the “dangerous condition,” but failed to fix it
  • The condition was present for a long enough period that the property owner should have noticed and corrected it before the accident happened
  • To obtain damages in a slip and fall accident in California, an accident victim must establish that the responsible party has the ability to pay compensation 

If you or someone you know has been involved in a slip and fall accident, contact our office at (818) 740-2122 for a free consultation. 

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