Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer in Modesto

Filing a Claim for Just Compensation

In California, all property owners are legally responsible for maintaining a hazard-free environment on behalf of their visitors. While this duty is not all-encompassing, property owners are expected to act in a reasonably diligent manner. This means that any obvious dangers must be remedied in a timely fashion, routine maintenance and inspects must be conducted, building codes and safety regulations must be followed, and adequate warning signs must be posted.

Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable

Should a property owner fail to uphold the responsibilities explained above, they could be held accountable for any injuries that are subsequently experienced on the premises—including those that stem from a slip and fall. This is arguably the most common type of property-related accident, as there are a number of circumstances that may cause a slip and fall.

Any of the following hazards could cause an unsuspecting visitor to suffer an injury:

  • Spills or slippery substances left on the floor
  • Inadequate lighting throughout the premises
  • Cracks or potholes in visitor walking areas
  • Torn carpeting or unanchored rugs
  • Ice, water or snow on surrounding walkways
  • Loose or uneven walking surfaces (i.e. stairs)

3 Steps to Take After a Slip & Fall Accident

After being involved in a slip and fall, it is important to keep three simple steps in mind. In doing so, you may be able to maximize your chances of financial recovery.

  1. First, you should document the scene of the accident—as the property owner may move quickly to remedy the hazardous conditions. Even if you only have a cell phone handy, snap a few shots before leaving.

  2. Next, you should seek medical attention as soon as you are able. Even if you do not have any visible injuries, the fall may have caused underlying damage.

  3. Finally, it is highly recommended that you discuss the accident with a Modesto personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro.

Determining Liability After a Serious Fall in Modesto, CA

If you have been injured in a slip and fall, you may be wondering who is responsible for providing compensation. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be able to hold the property owner accountable. In order to do so, however, you must be able to establish that they had negligently contributed to your injuries.

This can be done by proving that:

  • The owner of the premises or an employee of the establishment knew about the hazardous conditions and failed to remedy them; or
  • The owner of the property should have known about the dangerous conditions because a "reasonable" person in their position would have discovered, and taken steps to remedy, them.

Call Us for a Free Consultation: (209) 803-5117

Injured on someone else's property? If so, you should not hesitate to discuss your case with the Modesto injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro. When you contact our firm today at (209) 803-5117, your initial consultation is free. If you would prefer to reach us online, you can also submit a free case evaluation form directly from our website.

Either way to choose to get in touch, we encourage you to do so quickly; time is of the essence when dealing with cases of premises liability. That being said, there is no better time to take action than now. We look forward to hearing from you.

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