Slip & Fall Accident
San Diego Slip-and-Fall Accident Attorney
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, please call 858.800.4235 for a FREE consultation with our experienced San Diego slip and fall accident attorney. Yasmine Djawadian is a dedicated personal injury lawyer that helps victims of slip and fall accidents and premises liability issues throughout San Diego County and the surrounding areas.
Slip and Fall Accidents & Premises Liability
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:
- The defendant must possess the land or “premises”.
- 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.
- 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. ~Premises Liability Law Wikipedia
What Yasmine Djawadian Can Do To Help
Yasmine has the experience and knowledge to represent individuals who have been injured because of the negligence of property owners. Yasmine has a strong grasp of California premises liability laws and will be able to do what is necessary to ensure your legal rights are protected and the best possible settlement is negotiated on your behalf should you be entitled to compensation.
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Please call 858.800.4235 for a FREE no-obligation legal consultation with our experienced slip and fall accident attorney. There are no fees for our services unless we recover a settlement on your behalf!