Camarillo Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
Experiencing a slip and fall can be a shocking experience – this is a type of accident that most people aren’t prepared for, and certainly aren’t prepared for it to be serious. The reality, though, is that a slip and fall accident can result in severe injuries, some of which may lead to long-term disability and financial losses. If you have slipped and fallen and suffered harm and think you may have a personal injury claim, call our Camarillo slip and fall accident attorneys at the office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers today.
ELEMENTS OF A SLIP AND FALL CLAIM
In order to win a slip and fall claim and recover the compensation that you’re owed, you’ll need to prove that the owner of the property where your slip and fall occurred acted negligently, and that your slip and fall would not have occurred but for this negligence. This means proving that:
- A dangerous condition existed on the property;
- The property owner knew or should have known of the condition;
- The property owner failed to remedy the condition within a reasonable amount of time; and
- Your accident and injuries would not have occurred but for the condition.
Some elements of a slip and fall claim that can be difficult to prove are that the property owner knew or should have known of the condition, as well as that an unreasonable amount of time passed between the moment that the property owner learned of the accident and the moment that the slip and fall occurred. Our lawyers can help you to gather the evidence necessary to prove these elements and others.
WHAT IF I WAS TRESPASSING?
In many states, the duty of care owed by property owners only applies if the injured person was on the property legally at the time of the slip and fall. However, jury instructions in the state of California explicitly state that strict duties based on the classification of trespasser, licensee, and invitee no longer apply. This means that, depending on the circumstances, the property owner may have owed you a duty of care even if you were trespassing.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS IN CALIFORNIA
If you have been injured in California, you will have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. In fact, you only have two years from the date of your accident to file a civil action in court, assuming that doing so is necessary for recovery. As such, we highly advise starting the process as soon as possible.
CALL OUR CAMARILLO SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS TODAY
At the law office of El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, our Camarillo slip and fall accident attorneys are available to help you recover the compensation that you deserve if a property owner’s negligence has led to your harm. Following a slip and fall accident, please call our law firm today for a free consultation and information you can trust. We are here to support you.
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