SLIP AND FALLS
LANCASTER-AREA PREMISES LIABILITY AND SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEY – PALMDALE, SANTA CLARITA, ANTELOPE VALLEY
Slip and fall accidents are a common cause of personal injury. In slip and fall accidents caused by a property owner’s negligence, the liability of the defendant can be difficult to prove, since the negligence laws involved are complex and, often, disadvantageous to the injured. Slip and fall accident victims need experienced, aggressive legal counsel to ensure that their rights are upheld. At our law firm in Lancaster, our premises liability and slip and fall attorney team provides that kind of representation to accident victims. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact our premises liability attorney team in Antelope Valley serving Palmdale, Santa Clarita, and surrounding areas immediately to obtain the support you need.
- The Role of Premises Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents
- Why should I hire a slip and fall attorney?
- Slip and Fall and Premises Liability Case Process
WHY SHOULD I HIRE A SLIP AND FALL ATTORNEY?
Many slip and fall accident victims wonder whether their cases merit going to court or whether it is really necessary to hire an attorney. While some of these types of cases are handled in small claims court, others require litigation by talented lawyers, since navigating negligence law and proving the defendant’s liability can be difficult. A good slip and fall attorney will gather documentation of the injury, reports of any previous injuries on the premises in question, and expert witnesses’ testimony as needed.
Our Lancaster-based premises liability and slip and fall attorney team represents victims in Palmdale, Santa Clarita, and communities throughout Southern California, providing exceptional legal counsel that helps victims obtain compensation and eases the stress on them during the litigation process. If you have been harmed by a property owner’s negligence,contacting our slip and fall attorney team is your first step to obtaining compensation for your injuries.
THE ROLE OF PREMISES LIABILITY IN SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS
Slip and fall accidents are the most common basis for the premises liability cases that our attorney team serving Palmdale and Santa Clarita deals with. These personal injury accidents are suitable grounds for a lawsuit when they are caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property. A property owner is legally responsible for adhering to building codes and for maintaining his or her property so that it does not pose a risk to others. Property owners can be held responsible for injuries caused by hazards indoors (such as structural defects, uneven or slippery flooring, and poor lighting) or outdoors (weather-related hazards, holes, and hard-to-see obstacles). When a property owner doesn’t uphold this duty of care and someone is injured on his premises, he or she can be held responsible.
SLIP AND FALL AND PREMISES LIABILITY CASES
Slip and fall cases are governed by premises liability law, a complex set of regulations that assigns some responsibility to the plaintiff and some to the defendant. To successfully recover damages in a slip and fall or premises liability case, an attorney must prove the innocence of the plaintiff and the fault of the property owner. The following elements must be considered:
The role of the injured. The injured party must prove that he did not cause his or her own injury through carelessness or a lack of reasonable judgment.
The foreknowledge of the defendant. The attorney must prove that the victim was injured because the defendant was responsible for the presence of the hazard on the premises, knew or should have known that it presented a risk, and did not remedy it.
Since these elements can be difficult to prove, it is essential to hire a talented slip and fall or premises liability attorney. Injury victims in the Palmdale and Santa Clarita areas should contact our law firm to obtain aggressive legal representation.