Slip and Fall
A slip and fall accident is an abbreviated term used in personal injury cases that refers to injuries sustained by a person caused by a slip, trip, or fall on another person’s property. In these cases, the property owners are typically held liable.
To prove that the property owner is at fault, we look at the cause of the accident and determine if it was the result of a dangerous condition and if the property owner was aware of the condition. Further, the dangerous condition must have presented an unreasonable risk to the injured party and not have been anticipated. In short, we must prove that the property owner created the condition, was aware that the condition existed and did nothing to fix it, or should have been aware of the condition because of the length of time that it existed.
The Most Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents
- Slippery floors, especially those without warning signs
- Cluttered hallways, aisles and other walkways
- Loose stair treads or handrails on staircases and ramps
- Uneven surfaces, i.e., uneven bricks, potholes, etc.
- Poorly installed carpeting
- Broken or rotting floors (unstable surfaces)
- Inadequate lighting
- Ladders and scaffolding
- Puddled areas in stores, restaurants, bars
If you have been in a slip and fall accident in Woodland Hills or the surrounding area, and have suffered a personal injury as a result, the slip and falls lawyers at The Law Office of Kenneth L. Snyder will diligently pursue justice on your behalf against the property owners. We will protect you and your rights to the fullest extent of the law and seek the maximum recovery possible. Trust experience, seasoning, and a track record of results.