Keep these rules in mind when deciding if you are going to purse your slip and fall case:
- Did the owner of the property not live up to his responsibility of maintaining a safe environment?
- Were you negligent because you were in a rush and not paying attention to where you were going?
- Did the accident occur because of a “treacherous condition”?
- Was the owner aware of the condition and did not resolve an issue that could have been alleviated?
- In most Santa Ana cases it must be proven that the owner of the property knew about these circumstances. A hazardous condition has to pose an unreasonable threat to a person and it has to be deemed that the person was not expecting to come upon these conditions.
In order to prove that the owner of the property is at fault you have to be able to prove that he or she created these circumstances; that they knew of the circumstances and did nothing to correct it; or let the circumstances stay the way they were for such a period of time that they should have provided notice of the circumstances so as to warn people who may not be aware of it.
For a homeowner you would have to be able to prove that he or she was negligent in caring for their property in such a way that it would cause possible danger to another person. If you are on the property of an owner who has not abided by building codes regarding such things as handrails and you fall on a stairway because the stairwells did not have the required handrails, there is no doubt the owner is at fault.
What Do You Do If You’re Not Sure?
This type of case is tough enough to determine so you should not leave it to chance. You need to contact professional attorneys who have experience in slip and fall cases and know exactly how to go after building code violations, establish neglect by the owner, and even decide whether you may be at fault and it is not worth proceeding. The Avrek Law Firm is a Santa Ana team of attorneys who have proven experience in slip and fall cases. You have nothing to lose with a free consultation.
Call 949-313-3577 and speak with a lawyer to see if you have a case.