Posted on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 5:25 am    

When you are on another person’s property, you have the right to expect to be safe. Property owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for clients, customers, visitors, and other people who come on the property. When a property owner breaches this duty, the owner is responsible for any damages as a result of injuries occurring on the property under a slip and fall claim.

When people think about a slip and fall claim, they typically think about customers falling on wet floors in a store; however, there are many situations in which a property owner may be liable for injuries sustained on the property. Other examples of potential slip and fall claims include:

  • Torn or damaged flooring
  • Cracks and holes in payment
  • Ice or snow
  • Boxes stacked in a pathway
  • Exposed wiring
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Broken stairs
  • Malfunctioning escalators
  • Oil or other substances in the parking lot

The possibilities are almost endless for what could potentially be considered a dangerous or hazardous condition that could give rise to a slip and fall claim. Our slip and fall attorneys offer free case evaluations. Contact our office to discuss your slip and fall claim and to learn about your legal right to receive compensation from the property owner.

Slip and Fall Terms

  • Dangerous Condition – Any condition on the property that puts customers, visitors, or others on the property in danger. Examples include broken handrails, wet floors, exposed wires, and toxic fumes.
  • Notice – To hold a property owner responsible for damages in a slip and fall case, the property owner must have known or should known the dangerous condition existed.
  • Injury – An injury can be physical such as broken bones, brain damage, and spinal cord injuries. An injury can also include emotional distress and mental anguish.
  • Causation – In order to hold the property owner responsible for your damages, you must prove that your injury resulted, or caused by, the dangerous condition that the property owner knew about or should have known about.
  • Liability – Liability is established when you have a dangerous condition, notice, injuries, AND Liability is the legal remedy that requires the property owner to compensate you for your damages and losses.
  • Plaintiff – The injured party in a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Defendant – The property owner or other responsible party in a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Contingency Fee – An attorney accepts a case without a retainer fee being paid. The attorney collects his fees and costs only if the attorney wins a settlement or award for the client.
  • Evidence – Examples of evidence include photographs, diagrams, medical records, eyewitness testimony, expert witness testimony, clothing, or any other item, document, or testimony that relates to the personal injury claim.

Have You Been Injured on Someone Else’s Property? Do You Think You Have a Slip and Fall Claim?

If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses under California’s personal injury laws. You must act quickly because you only have a limited amount of time to file a slip and fall claim or you lose the right to file a slip and fall lawsuit.

Contact the Tiemann Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with one of our Sacramento personal injury attorneys by calling (916) 999-9000. You may also chat with a representative on our website if that is more convenient.

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I sat down and met with Jelena Tiemann about my vehicle accident.I presented all of my documentation to her in which she gave me her assessment.Although the Tiemann Law Firm wont be representing me because my settlement offer was pretty good she was very clear,forward and professional about what she felt could and couldn't be done.I recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a helping hand at fighting a case where you don't have to worry about the outcome not going in your favor. Please don't review this business if you received a freebie for writing this review, or if you're connected in any way to the owner or employees.

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The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

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