Yorba Linda, Carlsbad, Monterey Park, and Moreno Valley Slip and Fall Lawyers
Millions of Americans are injured each year in slip and fall, or premise liability accidents. These can result in serious injuries such as fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and even fatalities. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control reported that over 25,000 older adults died from these types of accidents in 2013, half of these fatalities resulting from a traumatic brain injury.
Our Laws Can be Complicated
Our premises liability laws can be complicated. That is why you need the advice and support of a legal professional. At Braff Injury Law PC, our Yorba Linda, Carlsbad, Monterey Park, and Moreno Valley personal injury lawyers have represented victims of slip and fall accidents for decades. We will help you understand your rights after a slip and fall accident and work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Premises Laws and Liability
A property owner or operator has what is known as a “duty of care” toward those who visit or use that property. This means that a premises should be kept free of all hazards that may cause harm to anyone who is there legally. This includes not only physical objects and dangers but also exposure to hazardous materials or lack of appropriate security.
The owner or operator of a premises has the duty to take all precautions and consistently inspect the premises for potential dangers whether a public or private space. Failure to do so can be interpreted as negligence if an accident occurs.
Some examples of these types of hazards are
- Uneven or improperly maintained sidewalks and stairways
- Inadequate lighting in entrances, stairwells, or walkways
- Slippery or wet floors
- Debris left in corridors, walkways, or entryways
- Inadequate security
- Exposures to any hazardous material
- Unsecured rugs, mats, or carpeting
Many of these accidents take place in malls, parks, sporting events, amusement parks, and nursing homes. Unfortunately, many victims are reluctant to file a claim, thinking that they are merely clumsy and to blame for their injuries. But when a slip and fall accident is the result of a hazard, the law ensures that your injuries and damages will be compensated for by the negligent party, usually in the form of an insurance claim. If insurance will not provide for an adequate settlement, then a slip and fall claim can be taken to court.
Compensation for these injuries take care of the victim’s
- Medical costs
- Lost wages, both current and future
- Costs for long-term physical therapy
- Debt that is incurred due to a loss of income
Call Our Expert Slip and Fall Lawyers
Because premises law requires the proof of negligence for compensation, it’s important to have the guidance of an experienced slip and fall attorney. At Braff Injury Law PC, our team of Yorba Linda, Carlsbad, Monterey Park, and Moreno Valley personal injury attorneys has the experience and skill to recover the compensation you deserve after a slip and fall accident. Call us today for a free consultation.