San Jose Slip-and-Fall Accident Lawyer
People slip and fall every day for all types of reasons, but falls are often due to someone else’s negligence. If you suffered an injury from slipping or tripping over a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to monetary compensation under the law. Property owners are responsible for taking reasonable measures to maintain safe conditions for visitors, business customers and in some cases, even trespassers. Even if you have a clumsy tendency or contributed to the injury, you still may be able to collect a financial recovery for your medical bills, pain and suffering or wage loss. Our San Jose slip-and-fall accident lawyers at Bohn & Fletcher, LLP have represented people injured in slip and fall cases throughout California. Located in San Jose, our firm has served Bay Area clients from San Jose to San Francisco and nearby cities such as Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Campbell, and Los Gatos for more than 40 years.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall may result in a minor scraped knee or a serious head and spinal injury. If you suffered from a slip and fall on someone else’s property, a knowledgeable San Jose slip-and-fall accident lawyer at Bohn & Fletcher in San Jose can evaluate whether you have a solid legal claim. Common causes of slip and fall accidents that generally necessitate legal intervention include:
- Poor lighting
- Broken or uneven steps
- Slippery floors
- Cracked floor tiles
- Inadequate handrails
- Defective ramps
- Torn carpets
- Uneven rugs or flooring
- Faulty elevators or escalators
- Foreign objects on the floor
- Sidewalk defects
If a slip and fall accident caused you a serious personal injury, we want to know about it. There may be more than one contributing factor, such as rain combined with slippery floors. Our seasoned accident attorneys meet with you to discuss the various possible causes of your slip and fall and to determine whether you have a case for compensatory damages.
A Landowner’s Duty
Under the law, people have a duty to maintain reasonably safe premises for others. This includes private homeowners, shopkeepers and government agencies. If an accident occurs because the property owner knew, or should have known about a dangerous condition, the landowner is liable. In the event that a landowner knows about a specific threat to visitors, they must provide an adequate warning. For example, if a floor has been recently mopped, the law requires property owners to alert others that the floor is wet.
We Only Get Paid if You Win
If you are in San Jose or the surrounding Bay Area and you suffered from a slip and fall injury, contact Bohn & Fletcher today for your free initial consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if you win. Let our experienced San Jose Slip-and-Fall Accident attorneys help you get the compensation you deserve for falls resulting from slips or trips. Call 408-279-4222 or contact us online today.