Santa Monica Slip and Fall Attorneys
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, then the property owner or occupier may be held responsible for your losses.
Property owners and occupiers of property have a legal duty to keep their premises in a safe condition to ensure that anyone who enters the property is protected from an unreasonable risk of injury.
To have a successful slip and fall claim, you must be able to show that the owner or occupier of the property failed to keep the premises in safe condition. The court will also look to your own actions to determine whether or not you were exercising reasonable care for your own safety, and if you were on the property legally.
What Is Considered A Dangerous Condition?
Successful slip and fall cases typically involve accidents caused by unsafe conditions on the property. Dangerous conditions that create an unreasonable risk of harm and commonly lead to possible premises liability claims include:
- Insufficient lighting
- Improperly constructed stairwells
- Wet floors
- Damaged carpet
- Poorly designed walkways
- Improperly maintained equipment
- Trip hazards
Who Is Responsible For Slip and Fall Injuries?
However, a property owner is not liable simply because the accident occurred on his or her property. For a property owner to be found negligent in a premises liability claim, the injured party must show negligence by proving:
- That the condition of the property was dangerous.
- That the property owner knew, or should have known, about the hazard and had a reasonable opportunity to correct or warn of the hazard.
- That the property owner knew of the hazard and did not warn of the condition in a way that was reasonably obvious to the injured party.
Do you need a slip and fall attorney?
If you have been injured as the result of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you should consult with a Santa Monica personal injury attorney today. Slip and fall cases are almost never straightforward and can involve a number of complex premises liability issues. In addition, property owners and occupiers responsible for your injuries will attempt to limit the compensation owed to you.
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