“SLIP AND FALL” CASES
Have you been injured? When should you contact a San Diego injury lawyer?
Premises Liability is the technical term for Slip and Fall, and Trip and Fall cases. Property owners have an obligation to keep their property and premises safe. Premises Liability cases are very common. Premises liability cases are more important than you might think in terms of keeping the community safe. Premises liability cases make up 15% of all accidental deaths in the United States. They are also the leading cause of traumatic brain injury. They come second only to car accidents. This is why there are dedicated liability lawyers in San Diego, like us here at The Bronson Firm. We work hard to hold wrongdoers accountable and help prevent anyone from getting hurt in a similar way again. All too often, we find that our clients’ injuries were not the first time that someone was injured in a similar way on the same property. For example, a dangerous but unmarked ledge at a shopping mall may cause many people to trip, but the business owners do nothing until someone is seriously injured. Unfortunately, safety comes second to keeping costs down, for a lot of businesses. Our community members shouldn’t have to pay the price with their health and mobility.
Businesses account for a large portion of the habitable real estate in San Diego County. Our local laws depend on Premises Liability cases to hold businesses accountable when their premises are dangerous. San Diego personal injury lawyers have brought dozens of successful Premises Liability cases to court over the past 20 years. This has helped develop a culture among key industries such as hospitality, real estate development and retail that promotes safety and community values. Local businesses and landlords have a responsibility to make sure their property is safe. In exchange for our business, we expect those in our community to fix dangers and protect us all from harm.
Slip and fall accidents often occur when a business decides to put profit over safety. They cut corners and overlook important safety features like hiring more staff to keep floors clean and dry. Having proper safety protocols are important and should always be prioritized over profits. Maintenance can often be an issue too. A common example is when an apartment complex landlord doesn’t fix dangerous areas of the property. As a result, someone gets seriously injured. Slip and fall cases are intended to prevent simple safety matters from causing those serious injuries. The most common are broken bones, unnecessary medical bills, pain and suffering, brain injuries, and in the worst cases, wrongful death.
Often times these cases affect the most vulnerable citizens, such as the elderly and disabled, who depend on robust safety measures. As San Diego injury lawyers, we take protecting the vulnerable very seriously.
Over the last decade, preventable deaths related to home and community injuries have increased over 60%. As California injury lawyers, we despise those statistics. We know we can't fix the problem by ourselves, but we do our part to protect our community one case at a time.
Here is an example of a common injury case, and how it could be justified.
Tom visits a local San Diego attraction. While on a stroll with his wife, he trips over an uneven patch of concrete and falls down the stairs of the local establishment. He is injured and must be taken to the hospital.
What can Tom do?
He can get in touch with a San Diego personal injury attorney (Steve Bronson) to discuss his experience and determine if he has a case.
Who is responsible?
The business or property owner should be held accountable. In order to do so, we must be able to prove that the uneven pavement was a result of the property owner's negligence and is a part of his or her property. We will investigate the area to determine if there have been any similar instances, or if anyone has previously complained about the uneven concrete.
What can the Bronson Firm do?
After determining the eligibility of your case, we can hold the wrongdoers accountable for the same expenses listed in Sally's example.
Get a free consultation from a San Diego premises liability lawyer today.
Frequently, these types of cases involve a fall, or trip or slip. Many times, injured victims do not consider calling a personal injury lawyer because they blame themselves. They believe it is their own fault for not looking where they were going, or not being more careful. Business and property owners hold the responsibility to make sure their businesses are safe for everybody. Especially the elderly and distracted. An experienced San Diego premises liability lawyer can walk you through the steps necessary to build a case against a negligent company. Our goal is to hold them accountable for your injuries, and ensure no one else has to suffer from their wrongdoing.
If you have reservations about contacting a slip and fall accident lawyer, we completely understand. This can be a complex and sometimes difficult process. We do our best to make this easier for you. Your experience is crucial to make the community safer for everyone else.
Fill out a simple form and get in touch with a slip and fall attorney. This is the only way to truly find out if you have a case and help keep our community safe.
Steve Bronson is one of the best slip and fall lawyers in San Diego. With over a decade of experience, a robust understanding of personal injury laws, and proven results with complex matters, he is more than qualified to handle your case.
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