RENTAL SLIP AND FALL CASES – WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?
Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 11:14 pm
As the days get longer and warmer, most of us dream of our summer vacation plans. We dream of getting away to a place where we can relax and unwind with no demands other than those we place on ourselves. Whether you are traveling to a cabin in the mountains, a condo at the beach, or a luxury hotel on a tropical island, you have the legal right to expect the rental until to be safe. A slip and fall in a rental unit can quickly turn a wonderful summer vacation into a nightmare that could last for months or even years.
If you or a family member has been injured in a summer rental unit, contact the premises liability attorneys of Tiemann Law Firm. Rental slip and fall cases can be very complex involving a variety of potential defendants and insurance companies. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex premises liability cases including vacation rental units.
Who Do You Sue For A Slip And Fall In A Rental Unit?
Slip and fall cases can occur everywhere, including in a vacation rental. This includes hotels, motels, resorts, cabins, condos, and vacation homes. Regardless of the type of rental until, you have the legal right to expect the unit to be safe. The property owner has a duty of care to maintain the premises in a safe manner for guests.
In a typical premises liability claim, you must prove that the owner caused a dangerous condition or the owner knew or should have known about a dangerous condition and failed to fix or repair the problem. Your slip and fall was the direct result of the dangerous condition and could have been avoided if the owner had taken steps to correct the matter. As a result of your slip and fall, you were injured.
In a vacation rental, you must prove the same elements to collect damages but the personal liable may not be the owner. You could have one or more parties including the property owner, property manager, rental company, or an employee of any of these parties responsible for your damages. It is crucial that you hire an experienced attorney who understands how to investigate your claim to ensure you are naming the correct parties.
Types of Injuries Sustained in Slip and Fall Cases
Many people assume that a slip and fall accident is a minor personal injury. The accident victim may be sore and have a few bruises but otherwise the person will be okay. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries that can leave the person with permanent disabilities.
Common injuries that our attorneys see in slip and fall cases include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Concussion, contusion, and other head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Broken and fractured bones (hips, legs, arms, shoulder, etc.)
- Lacerations and bruising
- Strained, sprained, or torn ligaments
- Permanent disfigurement
The severity of your injury will have a huge impact on the value of your slip and fall case. An attorney must understand how to correctly value future damages such as future medical bills and future lost wages to ensure you receive the maximum compensation allowed by law.
Have You Been Injured While On Vacation?
Contact the slip and fall attorneys of the Tiemann Law Firm for a free consultation with one of a Sacramento personal injury attorneys.
You can contact us online, call (916) 999-9000, or chat with a representative on our website. Because vacation rentals are quickly cleaned and rented again, crucial evidence could be lost or destroyed. The sooner we can work on your case, the better chance you have of receive the compensation you deserve.