Alhambra Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
ALHAMBRA SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Slipping and falling is something that most people have experienced at some point in their life. What’s less common, however, is for a slip and fall accident to result in a serious injury, such as an injury that results in large medical bills or short- or long-term disability. At the law office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, our Alhambra slip and fall accident attorneys can guide you through the claims process if you’ve been injured. Call us today to learn how we can help.
CAUSES OF SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
If you suffer a slip and fall accident that results in serious injuries, it’s important to your claim that the root cause of the accident is determined. Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents in California include:
- Spills of food, drink, and other substances;
- Broken stairs, escalators, or elevators;
- Falling objects on shelves in retail stores;
- Loose wires, objects in walkways, etc.;
- Depressions in walking surfaces and potholes;
- Torn carpet;
- Uneven walking surfaces; and
Most of the time, slip and fall accidents are the result of defects that exist that should have been repaired but were not.
DETERMINING LIABILITY AFTER A SLIP AND FALL
After you have pinpointed the cause of your slip and fall accident, the next step is determining liability, which may require the assistance of an attorney to do. In California, property owners can be held liable for harm that befalls others in certain situations. To be sure, California Civil Code section 1741(a) reads that a person can be held liable for an injury sustained by another if the injury is the result of the former’s “want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person.” As this applies to property owners, “ordinary care or skill” refers to remedying a hazard or dangerous condition on the property within a reasonable amount of time if the hazard is known by the property owner or should have been known.
If you suffer a slip and fall injury, then, and you can prove that the injury would not have occurred but for the lack of ordinary care of the property owner (i.e. their failure to remedy a known hazard on their property that caused the accident), then you can hold the property owner liable for your damages.
CALL OUR ALHAMBRA SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS TODAY
Suffering a slip and fall accident can be a shocking experience that leaves you with high medical bills and worries about the future. At the law offices of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, our Alhambra slip and fall accident attorneys can help you to understand your legal options, determine liability, build your claim, and bring forth your case for damages. We want you to know that you are not alone and that our lawyers have the experience you deserve.
Schedule your free consultation by calling our lawyers directly or sending us a message using the intake form on our website.
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