A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere and at any time. A fall can be a serious event that can cause someone significant injuries. When the fall is due to the negligence of the place where you fell, you can seek compensation for all injuries and financial losses.
If you live in Hanford or elsewhere and have fallen on someone’s business or personal premises in Hanford, you could possibly be entitled to compensation. At Maison Law, we believe people should be able to shop move around in public without being injured by unsafe hazards. We are passionate about helping the injured get justice and fair compensation for their injuries.
Where do Hanford Slip and Falls Take Place?
A slip and fall hazard can be anywhere, from a puddle of water to a two by four sticking out in the aisle. These hazards can exist in many different locations, and some of these areas are:
- Grocery Stores
- Department Stores
- Public Walkways/Paths
- Foyers of Public Accessed Buildings
- Sporting Events
Getting Compensation for Slip and Fall
Under California law, if someone is injured falling on another person’s property, they have the burden to prove that the fall was due to the negligence of the landowner. To do this, they need to prove:
- That the fall happened on the owner’s premises,
- That the place was open to the public or the injured person was invited to be there,
- That there existed a hazard which caused the fall,
- That the owner either created the hazard or was notified of the hazard and did not fix it in a timely manner.
It’s the fourth one that is tricky to prove. If the owner knew of the hazard and fixed in a reasonably timely manner, but the victim fell in the meantime, then the law might decide that the owner wasn’t negligent. This is why it’s important to get an attorney who’s knowledgeable in the area of law of premises liability and has experience making the case for negligence.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer.
After an accident involving a serious injury in the Central Valley, contact attorney Martin Gasparian for a free consultation and case evaluation. Mr. Gasparian takes a hands-on approach to every case. He believes that every client should work directly with their lawyer, get honest advice and personalized attention to detail their case deserves.