Surprisingly enough, slip and fall cases are some of the hardest battles a lawyer will ever have to face. To win a slip and fall claim, the accident victim (and their lawyer) need to be able to prove who the potentially liable parties were and if the victim’s injuries were a direct cause of their negligence. Seems easy enough, right? Not always.
Justice Is Only One Call Away With Our San Diego Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys by Your Side
The San Diego slip and fall accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm know that accidents happen from time to time, but that doesn’t always constitute a personal injury claim. We’ve all tripped and fallen at some point in our lives, and most of the time, it’s due to our own clumsiness.Then, there are other instances where a person might trip and fall because of a dangerous hazard. However, this still may not constitute the need to file a slip and fall personal injury claim.
If you or a loved one were injured from a trip or fall on someone else’s property, but are unsure of the next steps to take, our San Diego slip and fall accident attorneys want to hear your case. While you wait to meet with a lawyer from our law firm in person, we highly encourage you to read the below information regarding slip and fall accidents and what we need to prove in order to recover damages for your injury.
Slip and Fall Liability Theories in San Diego
In order to win a slip and fall injury claim, the injured party and representing lawyer must be able to prove one of the following:
- A property owner or employee on the premises knew about a dangerous condition on the property (uneven surface, wet floor, pothole) and failed to repair the potential danger. The important question here is if a “reasonable” person would see the condition as dangerous, and if they had ample time to correct the threat before an accident happened.
- The property owner or employee on the premises intentionally caused the dangerous condition that led to the slip and fall accident, such as leaving hazardous material out in the open, where it was very clear (and reasonable) that someone could potentially hurt themselves because of the dangerous condition.
The San Diego slip and fall accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm would also like to note that property owners are not required by law to have a 100% perfectly safe property. Instead, they only need to make sure it is reasonably safe.
In many slip and fall cases, you will hear the word “reasonable” and “reasonably” bounced around quite often. This is because for a property owner to be held negligent for their actions, and liable for a slip and fall accident, they must have failed as a “reasonably” prudent person.
When you meet with one of the Barnes law firm San Diego slip and fall accident attorneys, we can further explain everything there is to know concerning liability in your slip and fall claim.
Protect Your Rights and Call Us Today
Although difficult to prove fault in a slip and fall accident, it’s not impossible. Our San Diego slip and fall accident attorneys have won numerous cases for those injured in a slip and fall due to another person’s negligence. Rather than spend the rest of your life suffering, contact the Barnes Firm today. We are dedicated to making sure your rights are upheld and you get everything you deserve.