Discuss Your Case with a Proven Slip and Fall Attorney
Serious injuries can be caused by something as simple as a wet floor, icy sidewalk, or careless obstacles left in someone's path. Have you been hurt in an accident because of a property owner's carelessness or neglect? Speak with our team at Bennett Johnson, LLP. You might be entitled to compensation. Our firm can help you go over your options and take the first step so that your future is protected.
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Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are caused by dangerous circumstances and hazardous conditions, including:
- Icy pavements
- Broken staircases
- Failure to install safety railings
- Wet and unmarked floors
- Uneven ground
- Uncovered pits
Who Will Be Held Responsible?
Like any accident, slip and fall incidents must be handled on a case by case basis. However, many slip and fall accidents are related to premises liability. Premises liability cases refer to avoidable, harmful incidents that occur as a result of unmaintained property or unfixed dangers located on an owner’s property. In order to hold an individual accountable for premises liability, the property owner or the owner of the company must have caused an unsafe or defective condition that caused harm to another person.
Premises liability may also occur when the property owner or business allows the dangerous condition to persist. If you have been harmed on someone else's property, you may eligible for compensation through a personal injury claim. In order for the claim to be valid, the slip and fall incident must have occurred because of the negligence of that landowner or business. Correspondingly, there are certain conditions that may leave the property owner or business without responsibility for the injury, including the following:
- The hazardous condition was blatantly obvious and visible
- The property owner was unaware of the hazard in a suitable amount of time
- The property owner or business posted signs regarding the hazard
Fearless Yet Strategic Advocacy in California's East Bay
Our firm is known for excellence and experience. Since 1981, our firm has been synonymous with superior advocacy. We've recovered more than $500 million for our clients. Some of our accolades include membership in the National Trial Lawyers 100 and nomination in the Northern California Super Lawyers®.
We are proud to have been honored by the following additional organizations:
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
- AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
- American Board of Trial Advocates
We also have certification in personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), which is now known as the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
Do You Have Questions? Call Now for a Free Consult.
The first step to the justice you deserve is obtaining the counsel you need. Our team of slip and fall attorneys is highly experienced in the field of California premises liability law, and we're available to answer your questions. The right legal counsel can make all the difference, so don't wait to call.
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