Slip and fall (or trip and fall) cases in Santa Clara and its surrounding counties.
Many things can cause slip and fall or trip and fall accidents ??? deteriorating carpet, uneven flooring or poor flooring transitions, narrow or steep stairs, or wet floors. A slip or trip can cause serious injury such as a broken limb or brain or spinal cord injury. These cases are often complex and require a skilled Bay Area premises liability lawyer to protect your rights. If you feel you may have a legitimate claim in a slip and fall, feel free to contact a premises liability lawyer. A thorough investigation needs to be launched into the possible negligence of the owner. Attorney Geoffrey Nwosu has served the injured of Santa Clara County for many years and is experienced in handling slip and fall (premises liability) cases. Attorney Nwosu never charges you a fee unless he wins your case. Give him a call or send an email today. The consultation is free and always confidential.
Thousands upon thousands of people in the United States are injured through slip and fall accidents. Determining whether the Bay Area premises owner is at fault is more difficult than one might think. Experience is critical in these cases. There is no clear cut way of determining fault in a slip and fall accident. Several factors must be considered such as whether the object should have been expected to be there, i.e. drainage grates and manhole covers. One must also be careful to watch where they are going and avoid certain objects where possible. A personal injury lawyer skilled in slip and fall accidents can help you determine if the landowner is at fault for your injuries or damages.
Before you can have a slip and fall claim, you must prove at least one of the following:
- The landowner/possessor must have created the condition
- The landowner/possessor knew of the problem and failed to correct the problem
- The owner should have known about the danger because a ???reasonable??? person would have discovered the problem and fixed it.
The third situation is the most common in slip and fall situations. Liability is determined by the judge and jury based upon the steps the owner took or did not take to correct the problem. Deciding what a reasonable person would have done is based on what an owner would normally do to regularly clean and keep up the property. A lawyer can best help you determine the fault of the landowner in a slip and fall case. Important questions need to be asked and proven to determine if you have a case such as:
- How long was the dangerous spot there and should the owner have known about it?
- Does the owner have proof that the property is regularly cared for?
- Could the lighting have been enhanced to enable you to see the dangerous surface better?
- Did the object have a good reason for being there?
- Could it have been stored in another location?
Through years of experience, Attorney Geofrrey Nwosu knows exactly what questions that needs to be asked. He is experienced in investigating liability on the part of premises owners. Let him help you determine the fault in your slip and fall injury case. Call our San Jose office today to discuss your options. We work on a contingent fee basis which means you don???t pay unless we resolve your case.