SLIP & FALL, TRIP & FALL ATTORNEY
What to Know About Slip and Fall Accidents in California
- How slip and fall accidents can occur
- Property owner obligations
- What to do if you’re injured in a fall
- The difference between premises liability and a slip and fall case
- What to know about comparative negligence in California
- Why you should hire a slip and fall attorney
Property Owner Obligations
A property owner has an obligation to keep their premises free of hazards and defects that could cause a slip and fall that results in injury. When a victim encounters a hazardous condition or defect, their safety at risk and more often than not the resulting injuries are serious.
Grocery store operators have an obligation to ensure that the floors are not wet and that it doesn’t have items on which a patron could slip or fall. While this is the duty under the law, the store owner does not always adhere to this duty which result in serious injuries. In fact, many operators are obligated to sweep the isles and clean up any hazardous substances and when they fail to do so they could be found negligent and liable for your slip and fall injuries.