Williams & Javellana, LLP
Chico Slip & Fall Lawyer
Slip & Fall
A common type of injury that can be considered in a personal injury lawsuit is a slip and fall accident. These types of injuries can result in pain and suffering, as well as in a financial burden that could be placed on the individual as well as on their family. If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, you can contact Williams & Javellana, LLP for assistance. We can work in your behalf to ensure that your case can move forward and to seek a positive outcome.
Thousands of people are injured on an annual basis as a result of slip and fall accidents. Not all of those accidents, however, are going to be able to move forward as a personal injury lawsuit. It is only if the accident occurred as a result of the negligence of the property owner that a case is going to hold up a court of law. For example, it may be that you fell on someone else’s property when you tripped over a storm grate. Drainage grates are a necessary part of the property, because they serve a useful purpose. In many cases, the property owner cannot be held liable for those types of accidents.
It is important, however, for the property owner to keep up with routine maintenance of their property to avoid any potential issues that could occur. If, due to their negligence, you were injured because you slipped and fell, then you would have a case for personal injury that could move forward. The most important part of the process is determining who was at fault for the injury that occurred.
The laws in the state of California provide some guidance as to who is legally responsible for any injuries that are suffered as a result of a slip and fall accident. In order for the property owner to be liable, at least one of the following factors must be true.
– The property owner must have caused the issue which resulted in the slip and fall accident.
– The property owner must have been aware of the dangerous problem and done nothing about it
– The property owner “should” have been aware of the issue, because it would have been discovered by a reasonable person.
In the third factor, it will also be necessary for the attorney to prove the reasonableness or possible reasonableness of the property owner. This factor will often be considered during your initial consultation with Williams & Javellana, LLP. We may ask you certain questions which will help to determine if the slip and fall accident occurred as a result of the negligence of the property owner and if the case could move forward in your behalf.
Slip and fall accidents are common, but the issues that are associated with such a personal injury lawsuit can be difficult. Do not go through this difficult time on your own. Contact Williams & Javellana, LLP for assistance throughout the process.
Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015