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Oxnard Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys

Serving Injured Clients Throughout Ventura County

Slip-and-fall accidents are some of the most common causes of injury in the United States. They can happen anywhere, from a neighbor's house to a grocery store or a shopping mall. When a business or property owner fails to maintain safe premises, slip-and-fall accidents can happen, and victims can be seriously injured.

If you or someone you love was injured in a slip-and-fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation. At Crane Flores, LLP, we can help you understand your rights and how to pursue a personal injury claim for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Our Oxnard slip-and-fall accident lawyers have more than 50 years of combined experience serving local victims and their families, and we are prepared to fight for you.

Request a free initial consultation by calling our office at (805) 628-4967 or by submitting an online contact form today.

What is a Slip & Fall Accident?

slip-and-fall accidents are a type of premises liability claim. Under premises liability laws, property owners (or non-owner residents) have a legal duty to maintain reasonably safe premises. This means that they are required to take certain steps to ensure that their properties are free from hazards or to warn others of potential dangers.

Slip and fall accidents can occur when property owners fail to do any of the following:

  • Inspect the premises for hazards
  • Repair known hazards
  • Warn others of potential hazards

When a property owner breaches this duty of care and a visitor is injured as a result, the property owner can be held liable for the victim's damages.

    Common Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents

    Slip and fall accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. To determine who is liable for your injuries, it is important to understand the specific cause of the accident.

    Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

    • Wet or slippery floors
    • Uneven or broken stairs
    • Loose or broken handrails
    • Objects or debris in walkways
    • Insufficient lighting
    • Exposed cords or wires
    • Uneven or broken sidewalks or driveways
    • Parking lot potholes
    • Icy or snow-covered walkways
    • Defective escalators or elevators

    These are just a few examples of what can cause a slip-and-fall accident. If you were injured in a slip-and-fall accident, an experienced attorney can review the specific circumstances of your case and help you determine who is liable.

    Proving Liability in a Slip & Fall Accident Claim

    To succeed in a slip-and-fall accident lawsuit in California, you generally need to prove several key elements. These elements are crucial in establishing liability on the part of the property owner or manager.

    Here are the typical elements you would need to demonstrate:

    1. Duty of Care: The property owner or manager owed you a duty of care to maintain reasonably safe conditions on their premises or property. This duty varies depending on the circumstances, such as whether you were an invitee, licensee, or trespasser.
    2. Breach of Duty: You must show that the property owner breached their duty of care by either creating hazardous conditions, allowing hazardous conditions to persist, or failing to warn visitors about known dangers.
    3. Actual or Constructive Knowledge: You need to demonstrate that the property owner had actual knowledge (knew about the dangerous condition) or constructive knowledge (should have known about it through reasonable inspection and maintenance procedures) of the hazardous condition.
    4. Causation: You must establish a causal connection between the hazardous condition and your slip-and-fall accident. In other words, the dangerous condition directly led to your injury.
    5. Damages: You need to provide evidence of the damages you suffered as a result of the slip-and-fall accident. This may include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses.

    In California, even if you were partly at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover damages. However, your recovery may be reduced by your percentage of fault. Therefore, you must also address any allegations of comparative negligence.

    To strengthen your case, it's essential to gather evidence such as witness statements, photographs of the accident scene, medical records documenting your injuries, maintenance logs, and any other relevant documentation. You must file your lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations, which is typically two years from the date of the accident in California.

    How Our Firm Can Help

    At Crane Flores, LLP, we understand the complexities of these cases and how to effectively navigate the legal process. When you choose our firm, you can trust that your case is in good hands.

    When you trust your case to our team, you can expect:

    • Compassionate, personalized legal guidance. We genuinely care about your well-being and are here to help you through this difficult time. We will work with you directly to understand your needs and develop a legal strategy that is tailored to your unique goals.
    • Aggressive advocacy. Our attorneys are not afraid to take on major corporations and insurance companies. We are skilled litigators and, if necessary, will fight for you in court.
    • Proven results. Over the years, we have helped countless slip-and-fall accident victims and their families recover the full, fair compensation they were owed. We have secured numerous million and multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.

    Our attorneys are available to discuss your case during a free consultation. Call (805) 628-4967 or contact us online to get started.

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    Millions of Dollars Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
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