When you enter someone else’s property, the property owner, landlord or business proprietor assumes the responsibility of keeping you safe. When wet floors, poor lighting, missing railings or other safety hazards cause you to slip, trip or fall on another’s property, you may hold these people or entities accountable for causing your harm and losses. A San Jose premises liability lawyer can help determine who is at fault for your injury and whether you should pursue claims against any responsible parties.
When you file a premises liability lawsuit, you, the injured person, must prove that dangerous or hazardous conditions caused your injury. To prove such allegations, it is important to collect as much information as possible directly following the incident. Here are some questions to ask witnesses, property owners and yourself after a slip and fall accident:
- What conditions caused or contributed to the cause of your fall?
- How long was the dangerous condition there?
- Who owns, manages or oversees the property?
- Was the property owner or manager aware of the hazardous condition – or should he have been?
- Were the hazards or risk clearly identified?
- Were there sufficient warnings placed to bring attention to the hazardous condition?
- Where were you looking when you fell?
In order to win and be paid on your premises liability claim, you must be able to demonstrate that those responsible for the property’s upkeep failed to use reasonable care to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. This requires the assistance of experienced San Jose slip and fall attorneys who have the legal savvy to build a solid case against the defendant.
Bohn & Fletcher, LLP offers comprehensive and personalized representation in premises liability cases. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip or trip and fall accident, do not hesitate to contact our office for a free initial consultation.