Anyone who has suffered serious injuries in a slip and fall accident knows that slip and falls can be expensive, painful, and disruptive for the injured person and his or her family. Property owners in Fontana have a duty to keep their premises free from dangerous conditions in order to prevent those serious slip and fall scenarios from happening to visitors and guests on their properties. Fontana slip and fall attorneys regularly represent people who have sustained injuries in these types of accidents because injured victims deserve to be compensated when someone else’s negligence causes them harm.
Several people or entities may be liable when it comes to dangerous property conditions including those listed below.
Comparative fault is frequently an issue in slip and fall cases where the defendant raises the plaintiff’s own fault as a defense. Defendants will claim that the plaintiff’s negligence led to the fall rather than the dangerous condition. For example, a defendant may allege that the reason the plaintiff tripped and fell was because he or she was texting instead of watching the walkway or that the dangerous condition was obvious and the plaintiff was negligent in failing to avoid it.
Even if a plaintiff is found to be partially at fault, that is not a bar to compensation altogether. When a plaintiff is found to be partially responsible for the accident, his or her fault will be apportioned and the recovery will be reduced by the plaintiff’s fault. So if a plaintiff was found to be 10% negligent and he suffered $50,000 in damages, his compensation will be reduced to $45,000 after subtracting his 10% fault.
People injured in slip and fall accidents caused by someone else’s negligence may be entitled to recover medical expenses, future medical expenses for care related to the slip and fall injuries, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, disability, and pain and suffering. If you have sustained injuries on someone else’s property, contact a Fontana slip and fall attorney at The Hayes Law Firm, APC to schedule a free consultation. Call us now at 323-477-1415. Our attorneys fight for compensation for innocent victims and they fight to see that negligent people and entities are held accountable for their actions.
At The Hayes Law Firm, APC, we serve all of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, so whether you need a personal injury attorney in Montebello or a premises liability attorney in San Bernardino, we are here to serve you. Unlike other attorneys who view clients as cases, we understand that your experience has a human story behind it, and when you are in our offices, you are like a member of the family. We are ethical and compassionate, and we will take the time to find the best solution for your unique case and will work together with you every step along the way. Contact us today for a free consultation.