Did you slip and fall on private property? If so, you may be entitled to compensation under a premises liability claim or cause of action if certain circumstances were present in your accident. Firstly, you must have slipped or fallen on a person’s property as an invited guest or permitted visitor. This excludes trespassers. Secondly, your fall must have caused you injury. There must be a direct causal connection between the act or inaction of the property owner or landlord. It is legally defined as “negligence” and the resulting bodily injury or harm to you.
These types of accidents frequently occur in supermarkets, grocery stores, restaurants, nightclubs and bars and much more. A spilled drink or fruits on the floor in a market left unnoticed can cause accidents. If they injure a guest or patron, you can hold the landlord or property owner liable for your injuries.
Even stores like Target, Ralphs, and the 99 cent store see these types of accidents on a regular basis. Some store employees do not have a proper protocol to inspect the premises routinely (every 15 or 30 minutes, perhaps). They might inspect but fail to clean it up appropriately. These instances can injure someone. If these lead to injuries, the store can hold liability. This also means they owe monetary compensation under California law to the injured party.
How Can Jacoby & Meyers Help you?
The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers routinely pursue similar legal actions or claims for our clients in the most vigorous manner. Oftentimes, an injured person who has slipped and fallen may suffer a severe injury like a broken hip or bone or even a laceration. This would require medical treatment and even time off work, depending on the nature and extent of the injury.
Our attorneys work hard for our clients to recover all compensation they can receive according to the law. This includes past and future medical treatment, lost wages or loss of income (both past and future), and damages for pain and suffering. If a loved one/spouse is involved and the injuries are quite severe or there is a wrongful death claim that is warranted, then there is damages for loss of consortium as well- which is the loss of companionship from a wife or husband.