Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property reasonably safe for others. In California, property owners are required by law to properly maintain their property, or at least provide signage to warn the public about dangerous conditions. When they neglect responsibility, 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 call our Oakland personal injury attorney at 510-431-2598 or email us.
The Experience You Need In A Slip-And-Fall Accident Attorney
At David G. Smith, Attorney at Law, we have successfully represented clients in a wide range of slip- and trip-and-fall cases, as well as cases of inadequate security or inadequate lighting. With 40 years of personal injury experience, attorney Smith has the experience you need for your legal issue.
A man tripped and fell on the sidewalk at a car dealership. David G. Smith helped the man reach a settlement with city of Oakland and the car dealership for $700,000.
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.
Get A Free Case Evaluation To Determine If You Are Eligible For Compensation
If you believe you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, 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.