The term “slip and fall” is used for legal cases that fall under California personal injury law. Slip and fall injuries are widespread and can happen anywhere and at any time.
This type of accident occurs when a person suffers a fall, trip, or slip inside a property that belongs to a third party. The latter is blamed for not having taken preventive action to avoid accidents to the public or person visiting the place.
Slips and falls can be caused by the irresponsibility or negligence of the owners of premises under renovation, with poor lighting, wet floors, or broken floors, among others. They happen when owners do not take adequate measures to alert people that something was wrong, in maintenance or wet, and they do not fix the place or problem in time.
When a person is injured due to a situation like this, they have the right to sue. The purpose of this lawsuit is that the owner or house owner pays for the expenses caused by their health or the time of their recovery in which they cannot work.
Slip and fall accidents can also occur inside the home of a person you visit. In this case, you are also entitled to receive compensation if it is found that the person did not take adequate measures to protect a guest, such as fixing or maintaining stairs, floors or alerting for wet or slippery floors.
Although the injuries are usually minor and can be treated in most cases, this type of fall can be very dangerous for the elderly. They can have much more severe injuries or even die when suffering an accident of this kind.
The Guerra y Casillas team is trained to help you in these types of cases to obtain fair compensation.