Slip-and-fall accidents are among the most common personal injury cases. When property managers and owners neglect to maintain the safety of their buildings or the surrounding areas, it can lead to serious injuries. If you are suffering from a slip-and-fall accident, you are not alone.At Shea & Shea – A Professional Law Corporation, our attorneys have over five decades of combined experience ready to use on your case. We know how important it is for you to receive the compensation you deserve, so we will do everything in our power to fight for a positive outcome. When you work with a San Jose personal injury attorney from our firm, you can have peace of mind from the start of your case until its resolution. Call our firm today at (408) 292-2434 to find out what compensation options may be available to you.
Proving Fault In Slip-And-Fall Cases
Sometimes it can be difficult to prove fault in slip-and-fall cases because negligence is not always as easily detected. Drinks can spill and potholes are common, so it takes a special kind of evidence to prove that negligence occurred.
For the defendant to be charged with negligence, it must be shown that the owner did not exercise appropriate “reasonableness,” which
resulted in an injury.
The following can help when determining reasonableness:
- Was the quality of the lighting good enough?
- Should the object that caused the accident have been moved to a different area?
- Does the property owner follow a regular maintenance regimen?
- Should the owner have enacted a warning about the dangerous object or area?
The better you can determine that the
property owner was negligent, the better your chances of receiving a high level of compensation.
Our Slip-And-Fall Attorneys Are Experienced And Ready
Sometimes insurance companies can push victims around to settle on a lower compensation amount. With the right advocate on your case, you can ensure that you won’t walk away with less than you deserve. To learn more about how we can help you confront an insurance company, call (408) 292-2434 today. Clients in the San Jose area can also email our firm to schedule a free consultation.