Devastating slip and fall accidents happen in the blink of an eye. One moment you are busy with your daily life and the next thing you know, uneven flooring, carpet, or a rug lands you in the hospital. It’s fundamentally unfair that you should incur high medical bills, lost wages and suffer from these preventable injuries. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced California slip and fall accident lawyer.
At Johnson Attorneys Group, we provide a complimentary consultation and won’t charge a fee unless we successfully resolve your case. At the end of the day, we hold negligent property owners accountable and will get you the compensation you deserve.
California Slip and Fall Liability
Slip and fall cases turn on the ability to prove that the property owner acted negligently. In terms of uneven or unsecured carpets and rugs, the owner has a responsibility to provide a reasonably safe space.
Seniors are particularly vulnerable to these devastating accidents. According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and falls are the leading cause of injuries to people over 65 years old, and more than 35,000 have been injured annually from carpet and rug incidents. Despite this common hazard, negligence can be a challenge to prove. Fortunately, our injury attorneys practice slip and fall litigation daily and are prepared to mount a case on your behalf.
- Commercial Property Cases: Depending on the circumstances surrounding the slip and fall, a property owner, business owner or employee can be held responsible for the accident. If they created the condition, knew the condition existed and didn’t act to remedy it, they may be a direct cause of the injury.
- Residential Property Cases: Homeowners, landlords, and tenants can be held accountable for slip and fall injuries under similar conditions. If a reasonable person would view the condition as a potential hazard and nothing was done to remedy it, they allowed the danger to exist. You would not be injured if it were not for their carelessness.
- Government Property Cases: The same basic standards of negligence apply to government building and employees. There are more rigorous guidelines for filing a claim against such an entity and time, and award limitations may be in place. Gaining fair compensation for government negligence can be difficult. However, our attorneys know how to navigate the bureaucracy and earn a settlement.
The vast majority of these premise liability cases involve claims against an insurance company. Home and property owners overwhelmingly carry liability coverage for slip and fall accidents. Business owners and even many tenants have coverage.
If you are injured, document the accident, your losses, expenses and do not negotiate directly with an insurance company. Big insurance may try to give you a quick settlement at a fraction of what your compensation could total. They may also bar you from future benefits if your condition persists. Seek medical treatment then call an attorney.
Get Your Questions Answered! Get a Free Consultation with a California Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
If you have suffered a slip and fall injury due to someone else’s negligence, call the Johnson Attorneys Group at 1-800-208-3538 for a complimentary case evaluation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work to negotiate a fair settlement or file a civil lawsuit on your behalf for your slip and fall accident caused by uneven flooring or carpet.