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Slip and Fall Attorney in San Diego

For decades, slipping and falling has been used in sitcoms as a lazy punchline, but if you suffer a slip and fall injury the last thing you want to do is laugh. If you have slipped and fallen on someone else’s property and believe the owner of the property is at fault, you may be eligible for compensation to cover damages. The personal injury attorneys at Bates Law, APC are experts when it comes to slip and fall accidents, and we will work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve.

How Do I Prove Fault in a Slip and Fall Accident?

If you attempt to sue for damages after a slip and fall accident, it is essential to prove something beyond clumsiness led to the accident. Establishing fault is the backbone of any personal injury case, and that is especially the case for a slip and fall accident. First, you must establish that dangerous conditions led to you slipping and falling, and ultimately to you injuring yourself. It is also important to prove that the owner was aware of these dangerous conditions and chose not to fix them. If they were unaware of the dangerous conditions, then you must establish that the hazard has existed for a long enough time that the owner should have discovered it.

What are Dangerous Conditions That Cause a Slip and Fall Accident?

Slip and Fall accidents are caused by “dangerous conditions”, so it is important to identify what exactly constitutes a dangerous condition. Here are some examples of dangerous conditions that can cause a slip and fall accident.

  • Wet floors without a warning sign

  • Excessive floor wax or polish

  • Uneven floors or floors with uneven finishing

  • Uneven carpeting or rugs, including bulging, torn or broken areas and edges sticking up

  • Stairs or steps that are worn and unstable

  • Trash or junk on stairs

  • A lack of a handrail on stairs

  • Poor lighting

  • Broken or cracked sidewalk or cement

  • Outdoor hazards such as rain, snow or ice

  • Potholes that have not been filled

Let Bates Law, APC Help With Your Slip and Fall Personal Injury Claim

Don’t go down the convoluted and difficult to navigate road of personal injury law alone. Bates Law, APC is the San Diego personal injury experts, with years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of different circumstances and incidents. We have what it takes to get the best settlement possible, getting you the compensation for damages you deserve. If you have suffered a slip and fall injury in San Diego, contact Bates Law, APC today.

Give us a call at (619) 222-0900.

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