In cities across California, people are injured every day in slip and fall accidents involving steps and ramps that are poorly marked. Between 20 and 30% of those who endure a slip and fall accident suffered injuries ranging from moderate to severe. When these accidents occur on ramps or stairs where adequate signage is missing, those injured may be entitled to receive compensation.
Victims should act quickly to receive the compensation they are owed. Contacting the owner of the ramp or stairs where the fall occurred, pertinent insurance companies, and the advice of an experienced slip and fall lawyer are important steps to take in the recovery process.
If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury from a slip and fall involving a poorly marked ramp or stairway, call Johnson Attorneys Group at 1-800-208-3538 today to receive a complimentary case evaluation.
California Slip and Fall Injury Laws
When a person enters a public or private space, they have a right to expect appropriate standards of safety to be in place including proper signs and markings for stairs and ramps. Spaces owned by individuals, groups, or government bodies are required to adhere to specific safety standards including adequate warnings on stairs and ramps. Anyone legally permitted to access such spaces may receive damages for any injury resulting from the negligence of the owner.
Under California personal injury law, negligence indicates a failure to adhere to ethical and appropriate standards which could reasonably prevent accidents and injury. In California, all ramps and stairways must be accompanied by adequate signage to warn users of the risk of injury from a slip and falls. If you have been injured in a fall resulting from inadequate warning signs, you may be owed fair compensation.
In some cases, obscured, faded, or fallen warning signs may constitute negligence. You may receive compensation if you sustain an injury due to obscured, damaged or missing warning signs if injury results, and if a judge determines that the owner of the property is responsible.
What Type of Compensation is Available?
If a judge believes you are due compensation for a fall involving stairs with inadequate or nonexistent warning signs, he or she will make an assessment of your losses to determine what you are owed. You can be awarded damages for losses and injury resulting from any fall on a ramp or stairway caused by inadequate warning signs. Pain and suffering, time lost from work, medical expenses, damages or missing property are examples of the types of losses for which victims can receive compensation.
An Experienced California Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You with Your Slip and Fall Accident
When you seek legal compensation for any slip and fall injury, you are likely to face investigators, insurance adjusters, lawyers and others who will attempt to protect the party responsible and their insurance provider from paying you in full.
The legal advocates at Johnson Attorney Group have defended the rights of victims in these types of cases and won over $100 million in compensation for the people we represent in recent years. If you wish to speak with a slip and fall accident lawyer, contact the Johnson Attorneys Group at 1-800-208-3538 for your complimentary case evaluation.