A slip and fall injury, also known as a premises liability, is an injury which occurs on someone else’s property as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition. In this type of injury, either the injured person or the property owner or both are liable for the accident, depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury. The key to these cases is determining if either party was negligent and to what degree. If you have sustained a slip and fall injury and would like help determining your rights to compensation, a premises liability lawyer at Joseph Farzam Law Firm can help.
What Is Negligence?
All property owners and businesses are required to maintain a safe property that is “reasonably” free from impediments, hazardous conditions, structural defects or other situations which could create an accident, or to warn customers and visitors of possible dangers if the owner has not yet been able to make repairs. The law of premises liability determines the responsibility of the property owner or manager in a slip and fall personal injury case, whether the property is a residence or place of business.
Keep in mind that it is equally possible that the injured person will be found negligent rather than the property owner or business establishment, if the injury was found to be directly related to carelessness or inattention on the part of the injured. For example, if a person walks into a deep pothole in a business’s parking lot that has been clearly labeled and taped off and the person sustains injuries, that person will be held liable for not paying attention to the warnings.
The Joseph Farzam Law Firm – Slip and Fall Lawyers Los Angeles
If you are dealing with the pain, trauma and grief of dealing with injuries caused negligence, the last thing you should have to deal with is fighting for the compensation from unresponsive insurance companies and uncaring property owners. The experts at Joseph Farzam Law Firm are compassionate about your situation and will fight to get you the maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law.