Oakland Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
Property owners are required by law to maintain their property in a manner that makes it reasonably safe for others. When they are negligent in their responsibilities, they can be sued when someone is injured on their property. A tenant falls down crumbling apartment steps. A pedestrian trips on a crack in the sidewalk. A biker hits an unmarked pothole and flies over the handlebars. Inadequate lighting in a store's parking lot led to an assault. All of these are examples of premises liability; for more information or help on your slip and fall case in the Bay Area call us at 510-431-2598 | 925-308-6484 or e-mail us.
Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys in Oakland
At the Law Offices of David G. Smith, our slip and fall accident attorneys in Oakland have successfully represented clients in a wide range of slip, trip, and fall cases as well as cases of inadequate security or inadequate lighting.
Three conditions must exist in order for us to recover damages in a slip, trip, and fall or premises liability case:
- A defective condition must have existed on the property at the time you were injured.
- The person who owned or occupied the property must have known or, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have known that the defective condition existed.
- The defective condition existed long enough for the owner to repair it or guard against potential injury.
Contacting a Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
If you believe you were injured due to someone else's negligence, please contact an Oakland slip and fall attorney at our law firm today. During our free initial consultation, we will ask you how you were injured and how another's negligence caused your accident. If you fell down in a supermarket and hurt yourself, but don't know how or why you fell, you probably don't have a case. On the other hand, if you were injured in a grocery store because you slipped on a spill that employees knew about for an hour, but failed to clean up, we may be able to recover damages for you.
To learn if you have a case, please contact our experienced slip and fall attorney today for a free consultation; call 510-431-2598 | 925-308-6484 or contact us online today.