Apple Valley Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
Suffering a slip and fall accident can be an event that changes your short-term future, and even leaves you with long-term physical harm and financial woes in some cases. While you may not have been able to prevent the slip and fall, there is something that you can do after a slip and fall occur. At the law office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, our Apple Valley slip and fall accident attorneys are here to provide you with the support and legal guidance you need.
WHAT DUTY DOES A PROPERTY OWNER OWE TO ME?
Following a slip and fall accident in Apple Valley, California, it’s important to ask yourself two questions:
- Was I on another party’s property at the time of my slip and fall accident? (This could be private property, public property, commercial business property, etc.)
- Did the property owner breach the duty of care owed to me?
The second question demands an understanding of a property owner’s duty of care to one who enters their property. Per premises liability laws, a property owner has a duty to remedy any known hazards on their property within a reasonable amount of time or provide warning of those hazards to anyone who enters the property. So, if you suffered a slip and fall as a result of a dangerous condition on the property that the property owner knew or should have known of and failed to remedy, you can hold the property owner liable for your damages.
DO I STILL HAVE A CLAIM IF I WAS TRESPASSING?
In many states, property owners owe no duties to trespassers other than to refrain from causing willful or wanton harm. This is not the case in California, though. In fact, Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions read that the “rigid classifications” of trespasser, invitee, and licensee are not a basis for how duties are imposed. Instead, liability for an injury caused to a trespasser will be based on whether the property owner acted reasonably towards the trespasser – in making this determination, how the injured individual came to be on the trespasser’s land will likely be considered, but the purpose of the injured person’s presence is not determinative.
3 WAYS OUR APPLE VALLEY SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT ATTORNEY CAN HELP
If you have slipped, tripped, or fallen on another’s property and have suffered an injury as a result, our Apple Valley slip and fall lawyers want to help.
- We will review your case free of charge. If we think that you have a strong case, we can outline your options and proceed to the next step.
- We will thoroughly investigate your case, determine liability, and gather evidence to prove a breach of the duty of care owed to you.
- We will handle 100 percent of the claims process, including issuing a demand letter, negotiating your settlement, and even discussing or pursuing litigation if necessary.
CALL OUR APPLE VALLEY SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS TODAY
If you’ve been injured, you deserve compensation. Our Apple Valley slip and fall attorneys are here to support you. Reach out to us online or by phone for your free consultation.
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