Thousands of people are injured each year in San Fernando Valley in “slip and fall accidents,” which may be caused by slipping or tripping on uneven ground, a wet floor, or on unstable stairs. Who is at fault? Property owners are required to act carefully so that the fall was not likely to happen, and visitors or passers-by are equally responsible for acting with care and avoiding a fall.
If a property owner is to be held responsible for injuries suffered in a slip and fall or a trip and fall, the owner must have caused the condition, such as the uneven ground, the wet floor, or the unstable stairs. A property owner could also be held responsible if he or she knew about the dangerous condition, such as the ground, floor, or stairs, and did nothing about it. Finally, the third way a property owner might be held responsible is if what is known as a “reasonable” person caring for the property would have discovered the dangerous condition and removed or repaired it.Details