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San Jose Lawyer Aids Clients Who’ve Fallen at a Place of Business

California firm secures financial recovery for people injured at stores

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.

Bay Area attorney delivers strong counsel in premises liability cases

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:

  • Uneven walking surfaces — Cracked floors or sidewalks can be dangerous and hard to detect. These surfaces should be remedied in a timely manner. Whether inside or outside, if you’ve tripped and fallen while walking on uneven ground, we determine if the defendant failed to use reasonable care.
  • Wet or slippery floors — Wet walkways, supermarket spills and other slippery paths often surprise unsuspecting victims.
  • Unmarked or poorly identified hazards — Though people who own or work on a property might be familiar with various hazards, you cannot expect outsiders to anticipate dangerous spots that are difficult to see. Our firm seeks payment for clients when hazards were not properly marked.
  • Inadequate lighting — If you’ve been hurt because a parking lot, an after-hours office or some other location was not sufficiently lit, we’ll initiate a case against the liable parties.
  • Cables and other objects on the ground — Even a small obstruction such as a cable or a piece of debris might prompt a serious fall. After one of these incidents, our firm investigates if business owners or their maintenance companies were negligent.

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.

Contact a thorough California premises liability lawyer for a free initial consultation

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.

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Office Location
  • San Jose Office
    25 North 14th Street
    Suite 460
    San Jose, California 95112
    Phone: 408-995-0800