Palm Springs Slip & Fall Lawyer
If you were injured because of a slip & fall in Palm Springs, your case will likely be referred to as "Premises Liability". Premises liability is a term that associates responsibility for an injury to the owner or possessor of a property. Cases involving premises liability are common referred to as "slip and fall" cases, but can include any type of injury or accident that occurred while on public or private property. If you or a family member was injured due to a slip or trip on another's property, you need to discuss the matter with a Palm Springs slip & fall injury lawyer today.
In a premises liability case the property owner, (or possessor), has a duty to use "ordinary care" to warn or otherwise protect an invitee from risks of harm from a condition on the possessor's premises if:
An "invitee" can be defined as a person who is invited, expressly or implied, to be on the property for benefit of the the property possessor. An example of which may be a retail store in which the customer is the invitee. The possessor may have a duty to periodically inspect the premises for hazards to invitees. For example, a school in Riverside County may need to periodically inspect that the hallways where students normally walk are clear of spills and debris which could create a hazard for walking.
Many people wrongfully assume that if they are trespassing on property that their claim would be automatically denied. While that may be true in some instances, it's not always true. In the case where a property possessor has no knowledge of a trespasser they typically have no "duty to warn". However if the owner of the property, (or possessor), is aware of trespassers, then they may be legally obligated to exercise ordinary care in relation to the safety of a potential trespasser. This is an instance in which you'll need a skilled and experienced attorney to look at all the facts and circumstances to determine if a claim is warranted.
Coachella Valley Premises Liability Attorneys
Although slip & fall cases in Palm Springs are often the butt of many legal jokes, premises liability law in the U.S. has required change to the safety standards of many property owners and retail companies. Property possessors have been forced to improve their safety procedures for the betterment and general safety of society. In 2013 Walmart lost a landmark slip & fall case where it was proven that they did not inspect or clean a spill on the floor, did not place a "danger" floor sign, and allegedly destroyed a security tape that would have shown if safety sweeps had been conducted in the store.
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The laws regarding Premises Liability can be complicated, so it's critical that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney today. If you've been injured due to a slip & fall in Palm Springs or Coachella Valley contact us to learn more about your rights. We serve all courts throughout California and can meet you at your home or hospital if you can’t come to our office. Call (760) 592-0407 now to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your matter today.