Slip and Fall Incidents On Private Premises And How A San Bernardino Personal Injury Lawyer Will Help
In some instances slip and fall accidents occur on private property and this can be quite a complex issue. For example, if the injured party has been invited onto the premises and has suffered an injury because of bad property maintenance by the property owner, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the injured party will receive compensation. On the contrary, if a property owner can prove that they had written signs warning of the danger and that they were in a prominent enough position so that the victim should have seen them, then they should not be held accountable. However if the warning signs were there but not noticeable or obscured in any way, then the property owner can be held accountable.
Trip and fall incidents can also be a little complex when in a landlord/tenant situation. For example, it is fair to say that the tenant should be held responsible for all property upkeep of the building by reporting any problems to the landlord. However, if an accident has occurred in or on the premises by a visiting party, then depending upon whether the tenant had previously reported the fault that caused the accidents to the landlord would depend on who is to blame. This is something that a San Bernardino personal injury lawyer would have to investigate in order to ascertain where the negligence lies.
One of the trickiest slip and fall claims involve that of trespassers. Most people would understandably believe that as a trespasser they would have no rights. However this does depend on several factors. If for instance the property owner is not aware that the trespasser is on the property, then it is fair to say that the property owner does not owe any ‘duty of care’ to that individual. However there are circumstances in which a trespasser is known to be on the property by the property owner. If this is the case, then as strange as it may seem, the property owner does have a duty of care towards that individual and could therefore be held accountable should the trespasser have an accident. This is something that an experienced San Bernardino personal injury lawyer would have to investigate.
If you or indeed a family member has been involved in a slip and fall incident, then it is imperative that you understand your rights. The right team of San Bernardino personal injury lawyers will be able to explain this for you in detail. They will do whatever it takes to make sure that you get the full and fair compensation that you deserve, every time.