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Things You Should Know if You Suffered a Slip and Fall Injury

 Posted on May 08, 2023 in Premises Liability

Riverside County Premises Liability AttorneySuffering a fall at any age can be devastating but if you have a family that depends on you and your slip and fall injury leads to much more than a bruise, contacting an attorney may be in your best interest. A severe fall can significantly impact your life if you suffer a brain or spinal cord injury. As a result of someone else’s negligence, you may face lost wages and medical expenses. 

Hazards that Lead to a Premises Liability Lawsuit

Slip and fall accidents occur when you suffer injury on someone else’s property such as a store or a restaurant as a result of the owner’s negligence. Often, uneven carpeting, wet floors, and exposed cables play a role in such accidents. Under California law, all properties should be safe and hazard-free.

To recover damages for a slip and fall accident, the injured person must prove that the property owner is liable for the accident. In California, along with most other states, businesses and property owners have a duty of care to keep the premises safe for everyone.

Proving Negligence to Seek Compensation

If you suffer a serious injury and want to seek compensation you must prove that your injury is a direct result of the owner’s negligence. The burden of proof does not lie with the owner to try to prove his or her innocence. Generally, here is what must be true to prove negligence:

  • Something on the property created an unreasonable risk of harm.

  • The owner was aware of the risk and failed to make repairs or notify guests of the hazardous conditions.

If the accident caused permanent disability, Maineri Law Firm may be able to help pursue the maximum compensation to cover your current and future medical and rehabilitation expenses. When injuries occur because of someone else’s negligence, you could also be entitled to full compensation for pain and suffering, loss of income, and other expenses related to your injuries. California is one of the few states that honors the pure comparative negligence rule which means that you may be entitled to compensation even if you are partially at fault. That percentage of fault would simply be deducted from the awarded compensation.   

Keep in mind that under California law you must file a claim within two years of the slip and fall accident.

Contact a Temecula Slip and Fall Lawyer

At Maineri Law Firm, we can guide you through a slip-and-fall injury claim and negotiate on your behalf. A skilled Riverside slip and fall injury attorney is also prepared to take your case to court if necessary to get you the compensation that you deserve. Call 951-698-4200 for a free consultation.  



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