Slip and fall accidents are commonplace today, even with all of the known legal ramifications that stem from this incidents. Property owners have a duty of care that they owe to visitors who have been invited to their property or who are legally allowed to be on their property. Suffering injuries in a slip and fall accident can be traumatizing for various reasons. Your injuries could wind up being so serious that you miss time at work, at school, and have trouble providing for your family. A Temecula slip and fall attorney can guide you through the rough waters of the law so that you can recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
What is Needed to Prove Fault in a Slip and Fall Accident?
One of the most important things that must be present when trying to prove fault in a slip and fall accident is that the owner of the property where the accident occurred knew that there was a dangerous condition present and the owner failed to rectify the dangerous situation. There are three important items needed to help prove this part of a slip and fall case and they include the following:
- The owner of the property created the dangerous condition
- The owner knew about the dangerous condition and acted negligently by failing to fix it
- The dangerous condition was present for such a long period that the property owner should have reasonably known about it and been able to fix the condition before the accident took place
The bottom line regarding a slip and fall case and proving fault is that the negligence of the property owner must have been foreseeable that it would cause an accident. When this happens the victim of the slip and fall accident will be able to hold the property owner liable for their injuries.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can lead to very serious injuries that could put the victim out of work for an extended period. Victims of these accidents could require months of physical therapy and medical treatment to heal the injuries suffered. Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include the following:
- Wet floors
- Icy sidewalks
- Holes in the ground
- Torn carpeting
- Broken stairs
- Improper lighting
Victims of slip and fall accidents could suffer broken bones, head trauma, sprains, torn muscles, internal bleeding, damage to the spine, neck injuries and many other injuries.
Schedule a Consultation with an Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident it’s in your best interest to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. The Temecula slip and fall attorneys from Hiden, Rott & Oertle LLP, Attorneys at Law will provide you with compassionate, trusting, and experienced legal representation. Our team will investigate your case so that you can focus solely on recovering from your injuries. Call the office today at 619-630-0205 to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation.