Upon visiting a business or other property in San Diego, one anticipates a secure and well-maintained environment. Unfortunately, some property owners, landlords, tenants, property managers, retailers, etc. neglect crucial maintenance, inspections, or warning measures, leading to slip-and-fall accidents. These accidents not only inflict physical injury and pain but also burden victims with financial strains, often causing long-term hardship.
If you suffered trip/slip-and-fall injuries such as broken bones, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, or other physical injuries due to a property owner’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for all consequent losses. In fact, in our American civil justice system, your only recourse is to seek financial compensations for your harms and losses.
Jassim Law boasts over two decades of experience representing victims of such accidents. With our proven slip-and-fall attorneys by your side, you can rest assured we will thoroughly examine your case, address and mitigate legal challenges, and unwaveringly advocate for your best interests, ensuring you are justly compensated.
Beyond representation, we at Jassim Law are dedicated to enhancing safety standards. By working with property owners, managers, local governments, and tenants, we guide them on improving premises safety and educate them about accident prevention. Our proactive approach often catalyzes tangible safety improvements in both public and private properties.
We are proud that our efforts make our communities safer for everyone and help prevent future accidents!
How to Establish Liability in a San Diego Trip-and-Fall or Slip-And-Fall Case
After a slip-and-fall accident in San Diego, your claim must meet certain criteria to establish liability. At Jassim Law, our slip-and-fall lawyers will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case and gather evidence to prove the following elements:
- The property owner owes a reasonable duty of care
- The property owner’s actions or inactions breached the duty of care
- The breach of duty directly caused your slip-and-fall accident
- You suffered economic and non-economic damages as a result
Property owners, landlords, tenants, retailers, property managers, and other relevant parties that control or maintain a property owe lawful visitors a reasonable duty to identify and address hazards to prevent injuries from occurring on their property. Unfortunately, there are instances where liable parties fail to perform regular maintenance or address safety concerns in a timely manner. Sometimes the party in control of the dangerous premises is actually liable for creating the dangerous condition that leads to injury.
If you suffered injuries due to a dangerous premises, you may have grounds to hold the party that controls/maintains the property liable through a premises liability claim.
Generally, it is not sufficient to simply prove that a hazard existed that caused your injuries. You must also prove that the owner(s) knew, or should have known, about the hazardous condition. Our experienced legal team will work to prove these requirements.
Examples of Negligence That Lead to Slip-And-Fall and Trip-and-Fall Incidents
While many scenarios can lead to such accidents, many are caused by the actions or inactions of property owners, tenants, property managers, retailers, and others that maintain/control a premises. The following are common examples of negligence that may lead to injuries:
- Loose or uneven carpeting
- Uneven flooring
- Poor lighting
- No warnings of hazards
- Failing to routinely inspect and search for hazardous conditions
- Failing to restrict work zones or employee-only areas
- Lack of staff training or safety procedures
- Wet or oily floors
- Broken floor tiles
- Broken or missing handrails
- Damaged or uneven steps
- Cluttered floors
- Exposed electrical cables
- Parking lot and sidewalk hazards
- Hidden hazards or traps that cause falls
When you partner with Jassim Law, we work with leading experts to testify and corroborate your claim, underscoring the negligent acts that led up to your injury. We utilize photo and video evidence, incident reports, eyewitness testimony, and medical documentation to help strengthen your claim and prove liability. We work to reconstruct how your injury occurred, and why it occurred.
Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall cases are complex, but with our skilled team on your side, we can increase your chances of success as we have an extensive track record of achieving justice for our clients.
What Damages Can You Recover With the Help of the Slip-And-Fall and Trip-and-Fall Lawyers at Jassim Law?
Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents often leave profound physical and emotional scars on victims, affecting both their lives and those of their families. If your accident stemmed from a property owner’s negligence, you’re entitled to seek justice for both economic and non-economic losses. At Jassim Law, our proven trip-and-fall lawyers are steadfast in championing our clients’ rights, aiming to secure comprehensive compensation.
The following are potential damages you may be able to recover in a successful slip-and-fall claim:
- Non-Economic Damages:
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Significant disability or disfigurement
- Physical Impairment
- Emotional and Mental Distress
- Economic Damages:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- Lost earning potential
- Wrongful death damages
- Punitive damages
Taking prompt action following your slip-and-fall accident is critical. The success of your claim hinges on the timely gathering of evidence, identifying and interviewing witnesses, and securing incident reports. Delays can jeopardize your ability to adequately demonstrate the circumstances of your injury. In California, you typically have two years from the slip-and-fall accident to seek damages. This duration shrinks to 6 months for incidents on government properties, i.e., public properties, sidewalks, and other public areas such as parks and streets.
Speak With the Experienced Slip-And-Fall and Trip-and-Fall Lawyers at Jassim Law
If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Jassim Law as soon as possible. Our principal attorney, Pajman Jassim, is prepared to fight for you every step of the way, including through trial if necessary. He is relentless in holding negligent parties accountable and promoting the safety of our communities. With an established reputation of success and 20 years of experience, you can rest assured you have the support and resources to pursue the justice you deserve.
To learn more about how we can help your slip-and-fall claim, call our office to set up a free consultation today with a trip/slip-and-fall attorney at (619) 554-0624 or complete our contact form. We understand that you are injured, so we come to you. We also offer video, Zoom, or telephone consultations.