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Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys in Oxnard, CA

Hurt in a Slip, Trip Or Fall Accident? Call Us Now!

A simple slip or fall in the grocery store aisle or office parking lot can sometimes have devastating consequences, including injuries and costly medical bills. The Oxnard slip and fall lawyers at Crane Flores, LLP, are zealous advocates with more than five decades of combined legal experience. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and aggressively fight for the compensation that you deserve.

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.

Were you injured on someone else's property in Oxnard? Contact Crane Flores, LLP at (805) 628-4967 today for a free consultation and dedicated representation.

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.

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
  • Items and merchandise falling from shelves
  • Faulty elevators, staircases and escalators
  • Jagged showcases and shelves causing lacerations
  • Liquid spilled onto the floor
  • Aisle obstructions
  • Broken or slamming doors
  • Poor lighting in parking lots

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Establishing Fault in Ventura County Slip & Fall Incidents

To bring a successful personal injury claim, you must show that your injury was caused by an unsafe condition and that the property owner’s negligence is to blame. If you can prove that the property owner’s negligence caused your slip and fall injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.

To prove negligence, you must demonstrate that the property owner knew of the dangerous condition or hazard, or should have known of the condition, and failed to fix it within a reasonable period of time. In many cases, liability comes down to whether or not the owner took reasonable action to keep the property safe.

Slip and fall cases can be difficult to prove. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You can also take steps to help your claim, such as:

  • Record witness information: Write down the names, phone numbers, and addresses of anyone who saw you slip and fall. If you spoke with the property owner, manager, or staff after the incident, be sure to record their contact information as well.
  • Take pictures of the scene: Property owners often work quickly to fix a defect, particularly if they learn someone has been injured. Other conditions, such as a wet floor, dissipate over time. If you are able to use your cell phone to take pictures, be sure to immediately capture the defect or condition that caused the fall, whether it is a puddle of water or a broken stair.
  • Keep your receipts: If you were injured at a store, restaurant, or another retail establishment, your receipts document the time and date of the fall.

At Crane Flores, LLP, our Oxnard slip and fall attorneys work tirelessly to help our clients recover the full, fair compensation they are owed. Whether we are investigating a claim or preparing for trial, you can benefit from our diligence and hard work.

Need Legal Help? Call Our Oxnard slip and fall accident lawyers at (805) 628-4967 for a No-Cost Consultation or reach out online.

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  • $900 Thousand Auto Accident Requiring Outpatient Discectomy Back Surgery
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