A slip and fall accident is considered a premises liability claim in California. Victims may be able to recover financial compensation from the liable party, such as the property's owner, but that requires proving negligence. Rest assured, Fiore Legal is here to represent you and get the damages award you deserve.
Common Causes of Los Angeles Slip and Fall Accidents
Here are some of the more common causes of Los Angeles slip and fall accidents:
- Poor floor conditions: Whether it is a permanent dangerous flooring condition such as uneven flooring or a temporary one such as a spill, poor floor conditions lead to a range of injuries stemming from a fall.
- Lighting issues: Poor lighting makes it harder to see and easier to fall. This example is especially true regarding the outdoor area and public and private parking lots.
- Known dangerous conditions: Many properties have known hazardous conditions (i.e., an ungated swimming pool) that a property owner can be held responsible for, even if it has a warning sign.
- Failure to adhere to building codes: Failing to adhere to building codes can cause slip and fall accidents by creating unsafe conditions that do not meet the required safety standards. Examples include inadequate handrails, improper flooring materials, and poorly designed stairs.