In California, property owners (both for commercial businesses and private property) have a responsibility to maintain the safety of their land. Landowners are required to maintain clear pathways and have a legal obligation to ensure their property is properly maintained. In the event you’ve been hurt due to negligence of a property owner you may have a premise liability case.
Premise liability cases can include:
- Slip and Fall Cases
- Trip and Fall Cases
- Poorly Maintained Structures
- Elevator and Escalator Accidents
- Swimming Accidents
The most common type of premise liability claims are slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall. There are many ways in which a property owner can fail to properly maintain their property. It could be an unsafe staircase, a slippery floor, a piece of carpet not properly adhered to the floor, uneven concrete, and list goes on and on.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits, about 21.3%. Slip- and-falls can leave you or your family member with serious injuries and/or loss of income. Here are some other important stats:
22% of slip/fall incidents resulted in more than 31 days away from work (US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Compensation & medical costs associated with employee slip-and-fall accidents is approximately $70 billion annually (National Safety Council Injury Facts 2003 edition).
Fractures are the most serious consequences of falls.
Slip-and-falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims and are the leading cause of occupational injury for people aged 55 years and older.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, floors and flooring materials are the leading cause of slips and falls each year, leading to more than 2 million injuries annually.
Slip-and-fall accidents can happen anywhere. These incidents can result in serious injuries, but we will work hard for you to make sure you receive maximum reimbursement for your premise liability claim. You deserve compensation from property owners who fail to address the maintenance of their property.
Contact Central California’s Slip and Fall Lawyer Today!
Attorney Donald Colvin, truly cares if you have been hurt through no fault of your own. He strives protect those who have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner. If you’ve recently been injured on another person’s property, call us today at 661-616-1177 for your FREE consultation.