A slip and fall injury occurs when someone slips and falls to the ground, and sustains an injury, usually because of unsafe or dangerous conditions found in another’s property. While very unlikely to be fatal, many slip and fall injuries can be quite devastating especially for older people.
Like all our other practice areas, Slip and Fall injuries fall under an area of law known as “personal injury” As the name implies, Personal Injury Law deals with any harm or injury that a person suffers as a result of another individual’s recklessness or even a lack of proper or adequate care and maintenance.
Slip and falls can be caused either as a result of direct or indirect causes. Direct causes of slip and falls will include such things as spilled liquids on the floor, uneven floor surfaces, foreign objects on the ground, snow or ice on the floor.
Indirect causes includes environmental factors that result in the slip and fall of an individual. So it might include things like a poorly lit environment, broken or missing handrails, and others.
As potentially nonfatal as slip are, someone still needs to be held liable for any injuries sustain. And this person has to either be the owner of the property, or the managers of such property. And this is exactly what the lawyers at our law firm will do for you.
We will help you determine any and all parties that are liable in any slip and fall case you are involved with, so we can get them all to provide you the appropriate compensation.
Contact us today to speak to one of our Ventura Slip and Fall injury lawyers.