Bakersfield Slip and Fall Attorney
Slip & Fall Accidents and Personal Injury Claims
Do you have grounds for a personal injury claim in the wake of a slip and fall accident? A
Bakersfield accident and injury lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group can explore your legal options and determine what rights you have in seeking financial compensation for your injuries. Depending on the case, you may be able to recover significant financial damages, but you will most likely need to establish that a property owner or perhaps another party acted intentionally or negligently in some way and caused your slip and fall accident to occur.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Following are potential causes of slip and fall accidents:
- Wet floor
- Freshly waxed floor
- Spilled liquid or other substance
- Missing stair
- Poorly lit walkway
- Large cracks or potholes
- Improperly placed floor mat
- Object in a walkway
Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents
Liability, or legal responsibility, in a slip and fall accident may be established by proving that a property owner was negligent in maintaining or inspecting property grounds. Following is a basic example: the manager of a grocery store learns about a spill on Aisle 1. Rather than instruct an employee to clean up the spill immediately or place a "Wet Floor" sign to caution customers of the potential danger, the manager ignores the situation. Customer Bob then slips and falls as a result of the spill on Aisle 1, breaking his wrist. Because the store manager was negligent in regard to cleaning up the spill, this may be grounds for Customer Bob to seek financial compensation for his injuries.
Establishing liability in a slip and fall accident is important. By working with experts in forensics and accidents of this kind, your attorney may be able to build a case on your behalf that shows that property owner or manager acted without proper caution or care in regard to hazardous conditions on their property.
To find out what your accident claim may be worth and what party can be held accountable, contact a
Bakersfield slip and fall accident lawyer
at Pacific Attorney Group today.