Most people have heard of a “slip and fall” accident. These are falls that typically occur on someone else’s private property or a business or government property that, for some reason, was unsafe and caused someone to slip, fall, and injure himself. While slip and fall is a common phrase that many people are familiar with, what many people do not know is that a slip and fall accident “falls” under the personal injury practice area of premises liability.
If you do ever experience a fall, you may sustain an injury and need urgent first aid. C2C First Aid & Aquatics Inc specialises in London First Aid Training. Medical treatment is not always available immediately so first aid is one way for people to help each other until further care can be provided. Ultimately, owned property should be free of occupational hazards and there are regulations in place designed to protect people from injury and harm.
Moreover, “Premises liability” is a legal term that basically means that every property owner and manager is required by law to ensure the safety of all people who enter their property even if that person does not have permission to be on that property.
Some common premises liability (slip and fall) cases involve:
* Hazards such as improper signage, holes in the ground, falling objects, or construction equipment
* Negligent security
* Poorly lit areas such as parking garages, stairwells, etc.
* Buildings that do not follow proper building codes/regulations
* Lack of supervision at public facilities such as amusement parks or swimming pools
Some slip and fall accidents only cause minor injuries such as a sprained ankle or dislocated shoulder; however, more serious slip and fall accidents may cause catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even death. In the case of death due to poorly kept property, a wrongful death claim may be brought against the property owner and/or manager of the property.
Regardless of the severity of the injury sustained in a slip and fall accident, it is imperative that you find an experienced Redding premises liability attorney who is familiar with the laws in California. Some slip and fall cases can be complicated, and a lawyer who has experience with these cases will know just what to do to get you the compensation to which you are entitled.
If you live in Redding, California, or anywhere in the state of California and have been injured (or a loved one was killed) due to a slip and fall on someone’s property, please visit the website of Redding’s experienced California slip and fall attorneys Halkides, Morgan & Kelley today to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation.
Outside of the Redding area? For those that want to get in touch with Oklahoma City premises liability lawyers, visit the Cain Law Office website and they may be able to help you with your situation.