Injured In A Slip-And-Fall In San Diego. I’ve Helped Others In Similar Situations. Let Me Help You.
Suffering from a slip-and-fall injury is painful, but when it could’ve been prevented, it makes it so much worse. Slip-and-fall injuries often need a significant recovery period and come with high medical bills. You may also face mounting financial debt if you are unable to work.
Fortunately, the law allows you to seek compensation for the expenses associated with your injuries from those responsible.
Understanding Slip-And-Falls Under Premises Liability In California
The second you are allowed onto someone’s property, whether it is a grocery store, retail outlet, hotel, or even a person’s home, the owner has a responsibility to safeguard you from hazardous conditions. If there are dangerous conditions present, they have a duty to warn you. If they don’t and you suffer an injury, they could be held responsible under the law.
I am personal injury attorney Scott M. Blumen and have been helping injured people in the San Diego Bay area with their personal injury claims for over 30 years.
How The Law Will Categorize Your Claim
These cases are evaluated based on how you are classified when you enter the premises.
Those with the most protections are known as invitees. Invitees are those invited onto the premises to conduct some sort of business with the landowner. The most common example of this is a person shopping for groceries inside of a retail store.
Licensees are the second category of individuals. They are invited onto someone’s property but not to conduct any type of business. A guess coming over to a person’s home for dinner would be one example.
The last category of individuals are known as trespassers. Trespassers are those who are neither invited nor allowed on the property. Generally, trespassers who are injured on another person’s property do not have many rights. However, there are exceptions to this rule, such as whether foreseeability played a part.