Whether it is public property or private property, Riverside property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe and free from dangerous conditions that may cause a visitor to slip, trip, and fall. When owners, property managers, and landlords discover dangerous conditions on their property, they have a duty to address those dangers as soon as possible. As Riverside slip and fall attorneys know, when a guest suffers a fall due to a dangerous condition, the person responsible for the property may be liable.
Slip and falls can be embarrassing and sometimes people do not think about their injuries as being caused by a dangerous condition. They often blame themselves for not seeing a box they tripped over in a grocery aisle or not seeing the broken front step on a neighbor’s porch, but these scenarios and many others may in fact be premises liability cases. For example, grocery store shoppers’ eyes are most often looking at products on the shelves when they are walking down aisles and they may not notice a random box that an employee left on the floor in the aisle before tripping over it.
Some facts that will be considered when determining a property owner’s liability are detailed below.
Slip and fall cases sometimes get a bad rap, but the truth is, and as anyone who has suffered slip and fall injuries knows, fall injuries can be very serious and sometimes deadly. Slip and fall injuries can require medical treatment including surgeries and physical rehabilitation. Spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries can cause short term and long term disabilities. Additional injuries include other types of head and back injuries, broken bones, and serious cuts and lacerations.
Slip and fall injuries can be costly and there is typically more to the value of a slip and fall claim than medical bills. If the injuries are long term, there are usually future medical expenses as well. Often slip and fall injuries lead to missed work and lost wages. Debilitating injuries can lead to loss of future earnings due to being unable to work or only being able to work in a limited capacity. Additionally, pain and suffering often accompany slip and fall injuries and those damages are recoverable under slip and fall claims as well.
Contact a Riverside slip and fall attorney at The Hayes Law Firm, APC to discuss your slip and fall claim and potential recovery by calling us at 323-477-1415. Our attorneys will work to see that you get the compensation that you deserve.
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.