Long Beach Premises Liability Lawyer
A premises liability action, most commonly known as "slip and fall" is a claim brought against a negligent property owner. Most slip and fall accidents happen in commercial locations, such as grocery stores, gas stations, office buildings, etc., but can also occur on private property.
Slip and fall claims can be tricky because you must show that the owners' negligence caused the injury. In order to prove negligence, it must be determined that the owner knew that there was a dangerous condition or, by the nature of his operation, should have known.
Always consult an experienced slip and fall lawyer before you file a claim for damages. If you have been injured due to a property owner's negligence, make sure you protect yourself and your family by following these important steps.
- Never leave the premises without first insisting that the owner/manager complete an accident report. Make sure you get a copy.
- If at all possible, take pictures of the hazard that caused the injury.
- Gather as many witnesses as you can and ask them for their name and phone number to be contacted by your attorney at a later date.
- Even if you think your slip and fall injuries are minor, seek medical attention immediately and report any discomfort to medical personnel.
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