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Slip and Fall Accident Law

Heiting & Irwin attorneysOne type of California accident is called a “slip and fall.” The typical slip and fall accident occurs when a person is injured after falling due to a dangerous condition(s) on a premises.

Under California tort law (the law that governs personal injury lawsuits in California), a store or other business can be held financially responsible for an accident on their property, in particular circumstances.

The first question that must be resolved in a slip and fall case is, who is responsible. In order to be liable for injuries in a slip and fall case, a person usually must own, possess or control the premises where the accident occurs.

Then look to whether he or she was legally negligent. In other words, they would have had a duty to use due care, breached that duty, and that breach the cause of the injuries.

A personal injury claim or lawsuit is a very complex endeavor, and you should avail yourself of a competent legal counselor as soon as possible before taking action in your case. If you or a family member has been injured in a slip and fall accident, call Heiting & Irwin for a free consultation with one of our experienced California personal injury attorneys.

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