Slip and Fall Accidents in Parking Lots
Many different types of negligent conditions could lead to a slip, trip, or fall accident. For instance, a slip and fall accident can happen in a parking lot because of slippery ground, uneven surfaces, lack of lighting, or even as a result of improper maintenance. Whenever a person is hurt while in a parking lot, recovering monetary compensation for the damages suffered in the accident may be possible. An experienced personal injury attorney will ensure sufficient compensation is recovered. The established attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can represent your case.
The personal injury attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP are well-versed in slip and fall accident cases, including those experienced in parking lots or structures. After a serious slip and fall accident, the attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP will assess your case and help you determine the best route to obtain maximum compensation. Consider contacting the law firm today to schedule your free initial case evaluation.
Premises Liability Laws
In the State of California, accident cases involving slips and falls are subject to premises liability laws. Based on current state law, property owners and managers are legally obligated to exercise reasonable care when maintaining safe property. Under the California Civil Code §1714(a), property owners are expected to reasonably ensure the safety of those who lawfully enter their property.
As a result of the state’s laws, when a person suffers a slip and fall accident while on someone else’s property, such as in a parking lot, monetary compensation can be obtained from the negligent property owner.
Establishing a Case Against the Negligent Property Owner
Under California law, the owner or company management of the parking lot can be found to be negligent when they have not exercised reasonable care to maintain the property. In order to determine negligence, the injured person will need to demonstrate the following to establish a case against the at-fault party: The accused party owned, rented, or had control over the parking lot and its condition; An expected standard of care over the parking lot existed; The accused party was negligent in meeting the legal standard of care; The accused party knew about the existence of the dangers in the property yet failed to meet minimum upkeep practices of the parking lot; and The victim suffered injuries and damages as a result of the breach of duty of care.
In order to build a strong case against the negligent party, it is necessary to gather necessary evidence, such as: Eyewitness statements, Parking lot surveillance footage, and Medical reports.
Obtain the Legal Representation You Deserve
Based on California premises liability laws, it is possible to obtain monetary compensation after a slip and fall accident that happened in a parking lot when the accident was caused as a result of another party’s negligence. To ensure you recover the compensation you need in your recovery, speak to an established personal injury attorney right away.
The personal injury attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP understand that any negligent slip and fall accident can result in catastrophic injuries. Fortunately, state law allows injured victims the opportunity to seek monetary damages after an accident. To ensure you obtain the highest compensation available, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with the attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP.
Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.