When you fall in a retail store, parking lot, sidewalk, medical facility, or government office, you might be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. Property owners, including owners of commercial, private, and public property, have a duty of care to take reasonable steps to protect people who are on their property from injuries. When a property owner fails in the duty of care, the owner can be held liable for any damages caused by an accident on the property. Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries. These injuries can result in substantial financial costs in addition to the pain and suffering you experience because of the injuries. Our Fresno slip and fall attorney can help you file a claim to recover compensation for your losses and damages.
What do you think of when you hear about a slip and fall accident? Do you think about an older adult falling at home or someone slipping on a spill at the grocery store? Maybe you think about someone slipping in their tub at home. The truth is that a slip and fall accident can
It can happen in an instant. You are on a business trip, honeymoon, or a family vacation when you fall in your hotel and you are injured. It is important you understand what to do after a hotel slip and fall accident to protect you right to recover compensation for your injuries. The hotel has a duty to its guests to provide a safe environment free from hazards that can cause an injury. If the hotel fails in its duty of care, it can be held liable for any damages arising from an accident. Below are steps you need to take if you are injured in a fall at a hotel.
An Oregon jury sent a strong message to businesses regarding slip and fall cases. The jury in Portland, Oregon awarded an 85 year old man one million dollars in punitive damages related to a slip and fall at a Safeway. Christopher Armstrong-Stevenson was also awarded $600,000 in actual damages. It is the million dollars in punitive damages that should have many business throughout the United States reviewing their policies regarding how accidents on their premises are treated. According to one juror, “No matter what the company, if someone gets hurt in your business, you have to investigate. We didn’t see anything set up after the fact to say, ‘Hey, we learned our lesson. Here’s what happened, and here’s how we changed to make things better.’” Attorneys for Armstrong-Stevenson said that the verdict sends a strong message to the supermarket chain that it must take customer safety more seriously.