Were you or a loved one injured in a fall on someone else’s property? After a slip and fall or trip and fall, we recommend calling our Oceanside slip and fall lawyers to discuss your options. When a fall is the result of a defect or danger on the property, then the property owner, manager, or tenant may be liable for compensating you for your injuries.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are here to investigate your slip and fall accident, advise you of you of your rights and options, and when appropriate, pursue compensation on your behalf. We have represented many slip and fall victims and have a track record of successfully obtaining them compensation. In regard to our personal injury and wrongful death representation, we have won more than $300 million in settlements and court rulings for more than 5,000 clients.
To talk with us about your injuries, dial 1-800-GO-HARRIS and schedule your free consultation. We are available 24/7, and if you cannot come to us, we will come to you.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Oceanside
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our Oceanside slip and fall attorneys have handled claims arising from all types of circumstances.
However, over the years we have found that some of the most common causes of these incidents include:
- Spilled food, beverages, and other substances
- Pooled water
- Recently mopped or waved floors
- Mats or rugs without non-slip backing
- Lack of appropriate mats, rugs, or carpet
- Loose or ripped carpet
- Cords, garbage, and debris on the ground
- Poorly lit areas
- Broken or uneven stairs
We Handle Slip and Falls That Occur on Private and Public Property
Slip, trip, or stumble and falls can happen anywhere. Our slip and fall lawyers in Oceanside are here to help no matter where you were injured.
We have handled cases that arise because of defects in:
- Sidewalks, private walkways, and public paths
- Parking lots and parking garages
- Grocery stores and supermarkets
- Convenience stores
- Retail stores and malls
- Marinas, docks, and boats
- Apartment complexes and condominiums
- Single-family homes
- Elevators and escalators
- Public and private pools
- Office buildings
- Entertainment venues, concert venues, and sports stadiums
- Other businesses
Wherever you were injured, we are here to investigate the condition of premises, identify the owner or manager of the property, and advise you on pursuing compensation. We will determine whether the owner or manager owed you a duty of care and whether the dangerous condition that caused your injuries was the result of the owner or manager’s negligence.
Proving Your Slip and Fall Injury Claim
If you were injured in a slip and fall and wish to hold the property owner or manager responsible, you need to speak with an Oceanside slip and fall attorney. To pursue compensation, you need to gather evidence to prove your claim.
You must prove that the owner owed you a duty of care, violated that duty of care, and this breach led to the incident that caused you harm. Under California premises liability law, property owners and occupiers owe others the duty of keeping their property in reasonably safe condition.
The property owners or occupiers must inspect, repair, and overall maintain their property. When there is a potential hazard, they also must give adequate warning of the defects.
To prove that the property owner, manager, or tenant failed to uphold this duty, our slip and fall lawyers in Oceanside will gather as much evidence as possible, including:
- Any police or accident reports
- Eye witness testimony
- Surveillance videos
- Photos of the defective area
- Business records
- Property maintenance records
We will use this evidence to determine whether the property defect has happened before, how long it existed prior to your accident, and whether the property owner or occupier actually knew or should have known about it.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Injuries
Our Oceanside slip and fall attorneys understand how difficult things can be after a slip and fall. You may be suffering from serious injuries, such as broken bones, soft tissue injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. You have medical expenses coming due all while living without your normal income. To seek reimbursement for these expenses as well as compensation for your physical and emotional injuries, you should talk with us about filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Through litigation and the insurance claim process, we will pursue compensation for your:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Reduced Earning Capacity
- Reduced Quality Life
Contact Our Oceanside Slip and Fall Lawyers For Help
Sometimes a fall is simply an accident. But in our experience, many falls happen because a property owner failed to maintain their premises appropriately. If you were injured in a fall and believe the property owner, manager, or tenant is responsible, call Harris Personal Injury Lawyers at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.