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Do I have a legal claim for my slip-and-fall injuries?

At some point, every person suffers a fall. While in some California residents may take a tumble due to their own carelessness or lack of attention, in many other cases, individuals suffer serious injuries and harm when they fall due to other people's negligence. Slip-and-fall injuries are often compensable, but to prevail, victims generally must build strong cases to prove their claims.

Depending on where a victim suffered their slip-and-fall injuries, the preparation of their claim may vary. For example, if a victim stepped on unmarked water in the aisle of the grocery store and fall to the ground, they may be able to build a case by claiming the grocery store failed to maintain its interior in a safe manner for those they invited to shop at their store. However, if a victim trespasses on the property of a private landowner and trips over a root that was concealed by leaves, their claim may be difficult to prove, as they did not have permission to be on the property owner's land.

Additionally, property owners are held to a reasonableness standard when being evaluated for negligence in a slip-and-fall case. A property owner who knew or should have known about a hazard on their property may be found to have been negligent in their duty to individuals on their property. But, a property owner who had no way of knowing about a particular hazard may have more of an opportunity to argue that they upheld their duty of care and did not exhibit negligence.

In sum, victims of slip-and-fall cases can pursue compensation for their personal injuries. That compensation though, will depend on the strength of the cases the victims can build and that strength may depend on the facts present at the time the incidents occurred. Personal injury attorneys can be consulted by those readers who wish to explore their rights after slip-and-fall accidents.

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