Slip and fall accidents are always unexpected. They can happen anywhere, at any time. Sometimes, slip & fall accidents are just accidents. They couldn’t be predicted or prevented and there’s no legal ground to make a recovery, but sometimes slip and fall accidents could have been prevented. If you’ve slipped on a wet floor, tripped in a hole in the sidewalk, or suffered an injury as a result of some other preventable cause, you may have a case to bring to a slip and fall accident attorney.
When is a Slip and Fall a Personal Injury?
Slip and fall lawyers are well aware how tricky these accidents can be to litigate. In order to qualify as a personal injury, you typically have to prove that the owner of the property knew about a potentially dangerous problem and failed to address it. Every case is different, and this element of negligence can be difficult to prove.
A San Diego premises liability attorney from Philip M. Cohen’s Law Offices can litigate your slip and fall accident case. Our slip and fall lawyers immediately begin to gather the facts and look for ways to effectively document your case. We may use photographs, accident reports, witness statements, or other relevant sources to prove that your accident was preventable.
Examples of preventable slip and fall injury accidents may include:
- Objects left on the floor
- Defects in the floor that the owner failed to remedy
- Poor lighting
- Slippery floor
- A falling object
- A malfunctioning door
In some cases, we can prove that an owner was negligent in a slip and fall case even if they didn’t know about the condition. If a dangerous condition existed on the property, for example, and the owner failed to inspect it regularly, a premises liability attorney can demonstrate that the owner was negligent for failing to inspect the property.
Every slip and fall case is different. San Diego reisidents in the El Cajon, La Mesa, or greater San Diego area in need of a slip and fall accident attorney can call the Law Offices of Philip M. Cohen A.P.C. Give us a call for your free consultation.