Many people in California may not realize how much of their overall physical well-being depends on the actions of others. Whenever inside a business or public location, we depend upon responsible parties to properly maintain the property to ensure our safety. Unfortunately, when negligence happens regarding the property of malls, grocery stores and city streets, among many other places, victims can be left suffering due to significant injuries that occurred in a slip-and-fall accident.
Businesses in California and across the country want customers to enter their stores to make purchases. However, customers have a reasonable expectation that the property will be maintained in such a way as to prevent harm to them on the premises. When negligence occurs, those who suffer harm as a result may choose to file a premises liability lawsuit, such as one woman in another state chose to do following a slip-and-fall accident.
Most pedestrians in California and other areas of the country know to be aware of certain hazards they may encounter while using city sidewalks. Unfortunately, even the most cautious of pedestrians can suffer a fall if business owners and cities do not sufficiently maintain sidewalks. In fact, a woman in another state claims that she was injured in a slip-and-fall accident that occurred as a result of negligence.
When people from California are away from home, they have certain expectations when they stay at a hotel. At the very minimum, they expect that those tasked with maintaining the premises of the hotel will ensure that there is proper maintenance and that adequate warnings will be given in the event of dangerous conditions. Failure to do so could result in slip-and-fall accidents.
People in California expect to face certain hazards as they go about their daily lives. However, the hazards created when a building that does not meet certain building codes can lead to unexpected slip-and-fall accidents. Unfortunately, one man in another state who was injured as he exited a building had to turn to litigation to receive proper compensation after he suffered a serious injury in a fall.
When a person is lawfully on the premises of a property in California, there are certain standards that he or she should be able to reasonably expect will be met. For instance, a person expects that the property will be maintained in such a way that he or she will not be injured in slip-and-fall accidents due to poor conditions. If an owner did not take proper precautions to maintain the premises, he or she could be considered legally responsible for any injuries that result from a fall.
The vast majority of schools in California and across the country go to great lengths to ensure the personal safety of their students from intruders. However, schools must put the same amount of energy into ensuring that property conditions do not cause slip-and-fall accidents. Unfortunately, a lawsuit against an elementary school in another state alleges that the school failed to do so.
When a person in California is lawfully on a property, he or she should be able to reasonably expect that it is safe to be there. If a property owner or manager is aware -- or should be aware -- of certain conditions that could potentially result in harm, a duty exists to correct such conditions. Failure to do so could result in slip-and-fall accidents. After a woman in another state reportedly fell in the parking lot of a convenience store, she decided to take action against the store.
For many college students in California, their college's' campus is both literally and figuratively home. Because campuses often have a great deal of foot traffic, extra attention may need to be paid to whether walking paths and sidewalks are adequately maintained. Unfortunately, failure to do so could result in dangerous slip and fall accidents.
Slip and falls sound innocuous. How harmful can slipping really be? The answer often surprises people, and sometimes it surprises them after they experience a particularly devastating fall.