In the state of California, both the property owner and the person walking on their land (so to speak) shoulder some responsibility for avoiding a premises liability injury. Simply put, the property owner must keep his or her property safe, and anyone who encounters a slippery or otherwise unstable surface must exercise reasonable care to avoid hurting themselves. In the event a slip and fall lawsuit is filed, the injured party must show that he or she exercised reasonable care when walking on the dangerous surface, and the property owner must prove that he or she employed reasonable measures to keep that surface safe.
Compensation for your slip and fall injury
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in California, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Medical bills incurred as a result of your slip and fall injury
- Any future earning ability lost due to injury
- The cost associated with hiring someone to perform any household duties that you are no longer able to perform
- The repair and/or replacement of any property (i.e. eyeglasses) damaged or destroyed as a result of your fall
- Lost wages as a result of time missed at work
- Permanent disability or disfigurement as a result of your fall
- Emotional distress stemming from your injury
How long do I have to file a slip and fall claim?
The state of California allows only two years from the date of your injury to file a legal claim against the party at fault, so it is imperative to act diligently in seeking compensation for any discomfort experienced as a result of your accident.
If you or a loved one has recently suffered a slip and fall injury, please contact the lawyers at Hales & Associates, Attorneys for a complimentary consultation. With over two decades’ experience representing victims of personal injury, our legal team is uniquely equipped to help you obtain the outcome you deserve.