Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

San Diego Slip and Fall Accidents

Thousands of slip-and-fall incidents occur each year, and up to 40 percent of them result in serious injuries. Slip and fall accidents affect a person physically, emotionally, and financially. If you are a victim of a slip-and-fall incident, call The Law Offices of Yasmine Djawadian today at 858.800.4235 for a FREE no-obligation consultation. Yasmine Djawadian, Principle and Founder of the Law Offices of Yasmine Djawadian APC, is a dedicated and experienced personal injury attorney that helps victims of slip and fall accidents and premises liability issues throughout San Diego County and the surrounding areas.

Slip and fall accidents are a common part of premises liability law.

Premises liability is the liability for a landowner for certain torts that occur on the real property. This can range from things from “injuries caused by a variety of hazardous conditions, including open excavations, uneven pavement, standing water, crumbling curbs, wet floors, uncleared snow, icy walks, falling objects, inadequate security, insufficient lighting, concealed holes, improperly secured mats, or defects in chairs or benches”.

For premises liability to apply:

  1. The defendant must possess the land or “premises”.
  2. The plaintiff must be an invitee or, in certain cases, a licensee. Traditionally, trespassers were not protected under premises liability law. However, in 1968, the California Supreme Court issued a vastly influential opinion, Rowland v. Christian, 69 Cal.2d 108 (1968), which abolished the significance of legal distinctions such as invitee, licensee, or trespasser in determining whether one could hold the possessor of a premises liable for harm. This opinion led to changes in the law in many other states in the United States, and is viewed as a seminal opinion in the development of the law of premises liability.
  3. There must be negligence — a breach of the duty of care — or some other wrongful act. In recent years, the law of premises liability has evolved to include cases where a person is injured on the premises of another by a third person’s wrongful act, such as an assault. These cases are sometimes referred to as “third party premises liability” cases and they represent a highly complex and dynamic area of tort law. They pose especially complex legal issues of duty and causation because the injured party is seeking to hold a possessor or owner of property directly or vicariously liable when the immediate injury-producing act was, arguably, not caused by the possessor or owner. – Sprecher v. Adamson Companies(1981) 30 Cal.3d 358; Alcaraz v. Vece(1997) 14 Cal.4th 1149.

What The Law Offices of Yasmine Djawadian Can Do To Help

The experienced and dedicated attorneys at the Law Offices of Yasmine Djawadian represent individuals who have been injured because of the negligence of property owners. Yasmine Djawadian, Principle and Founder, is well versed in California premises liability laws and has successfully applied this knowledge to protecting the rights of past clients and securing the best possible settlement for their case.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident call The Law Offices of Yasmine Djawadian today at 858.800.4235 for a FREE no-obligation consultation.

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