In California, property owners and business establishments have a duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises. If you’re injured because a property owner or business establishment failed to provide a safe environment, you need to contact a slip and fall attorney at the Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers to determine if you have a potential claim against the property owner or business.
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Business owner Responsibilities
Business owners have the highest responsibility to the public that is invited into their premises to purchase something or use their services. Business owners have an absolute obligation to make sure their premises are free from defects and safe for the public as a whole. They not only have an absolute duty to warn the public of the defect(s), but the business owner also has a duty to repair any dangerous conditions which may exist on their property.
Sometimes, slip and fall attorneys get called when a person visits a home and gets injured because of an unsafe condition. As a homeowner you have an absolute duty to warn your guest(s) of any obvious defects which exist in your home, as well as any hidden defects which through a reasonable investigation could be found to exist on the premises. An example of this, which our expert slip and fall attorneys have successfully handled over the years, is where a homeowner fails to inform their guest(s) that there are “loose boards” in the steps, and as a result, their guest(s) are injured in a fall. Don’t allow your guests to be in a situation where they have to call a slip and fall attorney. Click the link below for more information.
Accidents resulting from accumulations of ice and snow.
In California, the courts have consistently held that businesses and homeowners are not responsible for paying damages to individuals injured on their property as a result of “a natural accumulation of ice and snow.” However, if a business or home owner attempts to clear away ice or snow from their property and does not do it properly or completely, thereby creating dangerous conditions, they would then be liable for any resulting injuries.
If you’re injured because a property owner or the owner of a business establishment failed to provide a safe environment, please contact one of our slip and fall attorneys anytime toll-free by dialing 800-718-4658. We will evaluate the circumstances of your claim to determine if we can achieve successful results on your behalf. Or, if you prefer, use our convenient evaluation submission form.
How our slip and fall attorneys prove their cases
Our slip and fall attorneys will establish the following three conditions to prove your case.
a. We show the nature of the condition that caused your accident.
b. Our slip and fall attorneys can show whether or not the property owner had actual or constructive notice of that condition. Actual notice is when the property owner is directly aware that the dangerous condition existed. Constructive notice is an inference that the property owner should have become aware or became aware of the dangerous or defective condition because of the passage of sufficient time so that, in the exercise of reasonable case, the property owner should have discovered the condition.
c. We’ll prove the property owner was responsible for the dangerous condition.
The absolute best slip and fall attorney representation
The slip and fall attorneys at the Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers have obtained substantial settlements for our clients. Below are examples of cases where we have gotten substantial rewards for our clients.
1) Our slip and fall attorneys sued, and won, when a landlord failed to properly maintain a balcony railing in violation of municipal building codes.
2) We sued, and won, when The City of Los Angeles failed to repair a caved-in sidewalk after being notified on several occasions.
3) We obtained a $90,000 settlement after a shopper at a Lawrence Expressway shopping center in San Jose tripped and fell on a negligently-placed pallet, fracturing her hip.
4) We obtained a $50,000 settlement for a guest at a Malibu residence where the guest’s leg was lacerated after stepping out of a Jacuzzi onto a defective step.