Navigating Slip and Fall Accidents in California
Slip and fall accidents are a common cause of serious injuries, such as hip fractures head trauma, and death. Each year, one-third of all senior citizens will suffer a fall. Over 2 million senior citizens each year will be treated by emergency room services. Of these injured adults, one out of five will suffer a moderate to severe injury.
If you’ve been injured because of a slip or trip and fall, it’s in your best interest to speak with a qualified attorney who can tell you whether you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Michael Beliz is a Long Beach slip and fall attorney with a decade of experience and millions of dollars in recoveries for his clients. For a free case review we invite you to call us today at (562) 452-3772 or fill out the short form at the bottom of this page.
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Who’s Liable for a Long Beach Slip and Fall Accident?
A property owner who is negligent when he or she fails to use reasonable care to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition.
A California jury will use some of the following factors in determining whether the property owner used reasonable care:
- Property location;
- likelihood and probable seriousness of harm;
- if the property owner knew or should have known about the condition that created the harm;
- property owner control over the creation of the harm;
- if and how the property owner protected the public from the harm.