Business owners must remove hazards that threaten their customers and visitors. Failing to do so triggers legal liability for the harm caused by a fall. The Law Offices of Richard J. Staskus in San Jose has a four-decade record of delivering strong representation for Northern California clients who are hurt in slip and fall incidents at all types of businesses. If you’ve been injured in this way, we’ll conduct a thorough review to find out if a compensable claim exists. From there, we’ll take on defendants and insurance companies so that you obtain reimbursement for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering.
To succeed in a personal injury claim, four elements must be present. A defendant property owner or manager must have (1) owed the fall victim a duty of care, which usually means that the plaintiff was allowed to be on the premises. If the property owner (2) failed to take reasonable steps to prevent injury to visitors, and (3) that negligence led to a fall that (4) caused damages, the victim can recover, even if they bear some fault for the injury. Common premises liability claims against businesses can involve:
The damage from a slip and fall injury might not be immediately apparent. Starting with a free initial consultation, we’ll give you the comprehensive support you need to assess your situation and pursue legal relief.
The Law Offices of Richard J. Staskus litigates on behalf of Bay Area clients who have been injured in a fall that occurred in a place of business. Call us at 408-606-9150 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is in San Jose.