Slip and fall accidents are not always but, often times the result of negligence on the part of a residential or commercial property owner. They occur much more frequently than they should especially in retail stores, hotels, hospitals or nursing homes, or even when you are a guest at another person’s home. If you sustain injuries as a result of a slip and fall accident and the cause of your fall can be attributed to some action or inaction on the part of the premises owner, it may be best to obtain legal advice from an experienced California personal injury attorney who is familiar with the law and the requirements to hold the negligent party responsible for payment of medical expenses, lost wages and to compensate the victim for emotional trauma and physical pain. Personal injuries can be a result of a number of reasons, such as spilled chemicals or liquids, improperly waxed floors, or obstructions in the walking area, dangerously slick floor materials such as certain types of commercial-grade tile and many other reasons. Many types of injuries may occur as a result of a slip and fall injury and to get the compensation that you need, it is important to have a lawyer that is experienced in handling personal injury cases.
Some of the common reasons that people are injured in a slip and fall accident are due to factors that the owner or management were not responsible with their handling, such as:
- Lack of posted warning signs or placards