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Woman lying on the stairs The term “slip and fall accident” is used to describe any incident where someone is injured after slipping, tripping, or falling on the property of another. These accidents are quite common and frequently result in serious injuries which require extensive medical treatment. When a slip and fall accident is caused by a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages in a premises liability lawsuit.

Premises liability law covers any case related an injury sustained on the property of another, including slip and fall accidents. Under premises liability law, if the property owner failed to fulfill his obligation of maintaining safe conditions for visitors, he may be held liable for your damages. You should speak with an experienced slip and fall lawyer in San Marcos to discuss your potential case.

Zev Rubinstein is a slip and fall lawyer who has been fighting for the rights of injured victims in the San Diego, San Marcos, and Oceanside areas for 25 years. As a seasoned premises liability lawyer in Vista, he understands the complex laws which apply to these cases, and he can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact the Rubenstein Law Group at 866-771-7181 today to schedule your free consultation with our Vista personal injury attorney at our San Marcos office.

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries

Slip and fall accidents can occur almost anywhere — on public property, at a business establishment, or while visiting someone’s private home. At all of these locations, the property owner has a duty to take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of visitors. This responsibility includes detecting hazardous conditions, clearly warning others of the danger, and making all necessary repairs in a timely manner.

Dangerous conditions which commonly cause slip and fall accidents include:

  • Liquid, grease, or other slippery substances spilled in walkways
  • Debris or merchandise left in walkways
  • Improperly designed stairs or walkways
  • Broken concrete, paving, or flooring
  • Wet floors
  • Uneven sidewalks
  • Potholes
  • Rippled carpet
  • Poorly lit or unmarked stairways
  • Snowy or icy sidewalks
  • Poorly maintained handrails
Proving Slip and Fall Cases

In California, the law requires that several conditions be met before you can receive compensation for your slip and fall injuries:

  • The presence of a dangerous condition or defect
  • The property owner knew or should have known about the condition
  • The property owner did not adequately respond to the condition
  • The condition led to your injury

To ensure that you can receive compensation for your injury, you should try to document as many of these factors as possible. If you have a cell phone camera, you should take pictures of the scene and the condition that caused your injury. You should talk to and identify witnesses at the scene, especially if they can testify to the hazard or to the circumstances surrounding the accident. This evidence will help our premises liability attorneys in Oceanside build a strong case on your behalf.

For additional information, please read our Questions about Slip and Fall Injuries page.

Please contact The Rubinstein Law Group today to schedule your free consultation with our personal injury lawyer in Oceanside. Our slip and fall lawyers serve clients in San Marcos, Oceanside, Vista, and Escondido, California.

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