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Slip and Fall Injuries

Bay Area’s Top Slip and Fall Law Firm Fights for Full Damages

San Jose attorney recovers maximum compensation for premises liability claims

Whether you’ve fallen on a slippery floor at the grocery store or tripped on cracked pavement on a neighbor’s walkway, you’re likely to suffer injuries that were preventable if care had been taken by the property owner. Individuals and companies that own or possess property owe you certain duties and can be held accountable for breaching these duties. At the Law Offices of Richard J. Staskus, we’ve been fighting for injured Californians since 1977. In fact, personal injury is our sole practice area. Many of our slip and fall cases are against big corporations with aggressive attorneys who inevitably try to blame the victim. Our firm never backs down. We seek to ensure that you are made whole by the corporation responsible for your injuries.

Proving the elements of a premises liability claim

Premises liability refers to the duties of property owners and possessors. The level of duty depends upon the type of property. Businesses that are open to the public have the greatest duties to their patrons, but homeowners also have a duty of care for their properties if they have invited you to access them. They must keep the premises in good condition and warn you about hidden dangers that they knew or should have known about.

Your rights to recover for grocery store falls

Slip and fall accidents are prevalent in grocery stores. The shelves are lined with containers of slippery liquids that can be easily knocked over by careless customers and staff. Big-box stores are equally dangerous, with items often stacked precariously high. Retail stores must take reasonable steps to monitor their premises and clear any hazards in a timely manner, with “timely” being the operative condition.

For example, freshly spilled milk would appear shiny and white on a store’s floor. Over time, the milk would curdle and turn brown and spread outward with footprints tracking through. If you slipped on fresh milk within moments of it spilling into the aisle, the supermarket may have a valid defense. However, the longer the milk is on the floor, the stronger the claim. Our personal injury attorney meticulously reviews the details of your slip and fall for this type of evidence.

How we prove a slip and fall case

To prevail on a slip and fall claim, you must prove that the premises owner had a duty to you, it breached that duty, and you were injured as a result. Our firm thoroughly investigates your case to build a solid argument. We can visit the scene of the accident, where we look for videos that might have captured your fall and interview witnesses who might know what happened. We may also analyze the store’s logbooks and policies to prove insufficient inspections. For every slip and fall claim, we will seek the maximum possible compensation to fully account for the harm our clients have suffered.

Contact a slip, trip and fall attorney in San Jose for a free consultation

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident in the Bay Area, the Law Offices of Richard J. Staskus is ready to fight for full compensation. To schedule a free consultation, call 408-533-1855 or contact us online to learn more about your rights and options for recovery. We handle your case on contingency, so there is no financial risk to you.

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  • "Staskus is a lawyer that is more than qualified to get the job done. I have no regrets in working with attorney Richard Staskus for truly he was a God send that blessed me. Not only is he the best, but his expertise as a lawyer in his line of work is unquestionable. 6 plus stars is warranted for Mr.Staskus!"

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    12 South First Street
    Suite 900
    San Jose, California 95113
    Phone: 408-995-0800