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What is a Commercial Property Owners Duty to Prevent a Slip and Fall Injury

Commercial Property Owners Duty to Prevent a Slip and Fall Injury

What is a commercial property owners duty to prevent a slip and fall injury in a business, commercial or rental property?  Can you hold the owner of a business or commercial property financially accountable for your slip and fall injuries?

Here in California, a commercial property owner is required by law to conduct reasonable, periodic inspections of their property to ensure the safety of all visitors.  In order to pursue a successful personal injury claim for a premises liability case (such as a slip and fall or injury when visiting a business or store) we must be able to establish:

a. there was an issue on the premises which created the risk of harm or injury

b. the commercial property owner knew about the issue, or should have been aware of it through the “exercise of reasonable care:

c. the property owner failed to take action to protect others from the issue, repair or remove the issue or provide adequate warning of the danger

In my 40+ years of experience as a personal injury attorney I have had many successful premises liability cases.  We have represented clients who were visiting a store, entering a business or attending an event at a hotel, to name a few.  In each case we were able to prove the existence of the issue, and establish the owner’s liability through a variety of means including video evidence and the owner’s own records.

It is a commercial property owners duty to prevent a slip and fall injury and to ensure a safe environment for all who visit a public business or commercial building.

If you are injured in a store, apartment building, hotel, parking lot or other commercial building or space we invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call 949-305-1400 for a free consultation.  There is no cost to you out of pocket for our representation as we work on a contingency fee basis.

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