“Premises liability” means who is responsible for injuries caused by a dangerous condition on somebody’s property. At Needham Kepner & Fish LLP, our San Jose premises liability attorneys help people who have suffered broken bones, hip replacements, spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries after slipping and falling because of an unsafe condition in a store, office, home or other property.
If Someone Is Injured on Your Property, Are You Liable?
Property owners have a legal duty to keep their property reasonably safe. This includes inspecting the property for potential hazards, performing regular maintenance and posting warnings about any hazards that can’t be fixed.
You may have a valid premises liability claim if you were injured because of a dangerous condition on someone’s property, so long as the property owner knew or should have known of the condition and failed to fix it or provide an adequate warning.
Causes of Dangerous Property
Hazards that can give rise to a premises liability lawsuit include:
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident
After you suffer a slip and fall injury, gathering evidence quickly can be critical to the success of a premises liability case. Unless you move swiftly, it can be difficult to establish how long some hazards, like spills, were present.
After an accident, property owners also have been known to quickly repair or dispose of the hazard in an effort to scuttle your case. At Needham Kepner & Fish LLP, our personal injury attorneys are committed to moving fast to investigate your claim.
We interview witnesses, gather evidence, consult with experts and examine the accident site, whether it’s in San Jose, Sacramento or San Francisco.
Our San Jose Premises Liability Lawyers Help Accident Victims in the Bay Area
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from slipping and falling on someone else’s property, call Needham Kepner & Fish LLP as soon as possible. Our lawyers are available for weekend and evening meetings.
To schedule a free consultation, call us today at (408) 956-6949 or use our online form. We handle injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing unless you recover compensation.