When is a Home Owner Responsible for a Slip and Fall Accident?

Have you been injured in a slip and fall accident that occurred on someone else’s property? Are the injuries causing great financial and physical hardship? If the answer is yes, you have the right to seek compensation from the property owner, (or more likely their insurance company), whose negligence in maintaining the property resulted in the trip or slip and fall accident.

Here we will explain the process involved in proving the fault in slip and fall accident cases in Santa Ana, CA and when a home owner may be responsible for your damages.

How to Prove Fault of a Home Owner in Case of Slip and Fall Accident

Proving fault of a homeowner in case of a slip and fall accident is not easy. There is no standard way to determine who is responsible for the accident. Each case involves different factors that must be considered when determining the fault.

The person who is injured in a slip and fall accident must prove that the accident occurred because of the negligence of the property owner in maintaining safe conditions. The injured person, in other words, must prove to the court that the injury occurred due to dangerous conditions at the property for which the owner is to be held liable. You must show that:

  • The injury due to slip & fall happened due to dangerous condition(s) at the property
  • The dangerous condition(s) was caused due to negligence of the homeowner
  • The condition(s) existed for sufficiently long time and that the owner should have taken action prior to the accident

In short, the property owner will be held liable if it’s proven that a dangerous condition was created due to negligence, and that the condition remained for a sufficiently long period. The homeowners can be sued in case of injuries that are caused due to the following reasons.

  • Not keeping the driveway safe
  • Crumbling or Uneven steps
  • Not roping off house construction or yard work
  • Unlit steps, driveways or walkways
  • Broken railings
  • Slippery floor
  • Unlit walkways and steps, including malfunctioning motion-activated lights

Hire a Professional Personal Injury Attorney for Your Slip & Fall Case

Proving fault in trip and fall cases is not easy and there are a lot of details that need to be examined. You should get the help of a professional personal injury lawyer for your case. A qualified injury attorney will help you gather evidence and present your claim which can help in proving the fault of the home or property owner without any ‘reasonable’ doubt.

If you have been injured due to a slip and fall accident, and you have reason to believe that the accident occurred due to the negligent behavior of the homeowner, you should contact Shield Litigation law firm. To get in touch with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, you can call us by dialing (714) 728-3385. Serving the residents of Orange County with integrity and dedication.