Understanding slips and falls in terms of premises liability law

Business owners have a lot on their plate including dealing with all the rules and regulations imposed on them by government agencies at all levels. Plus, they have to be mindful of lawsuits that could be brought against them including claims or slips and falls. There are precautions a business owner in California can take to minimize the possibility of these kinds of lawsuits and litigation.

Slip and fall accidents are premise liability claims. An individual who injures themselves on someone else’s property can file it. The individual does have to prove a couple of things for a judge to give the claim credence such as the owner created the condition, the owner knew the condition existed or the owner knew the condition existed and never did anything about it even though they had time on their side. In other words, the owner is so negligent that personal injury causes by premises liability were inevitable.

A court of law tries to find the responsible party. Sometimes, accidents are just accidents, and those accidents are caused by a person’s own carelessness. All properties can be a target for this type of claim including commercial, residential and government. Each has its own set of parameters that must be met in order to a court to side with the plaintiff.

While there are some premises liability claims that have merit, far more have turned out to be a result of a litigious society. The difficult part of these slip and fall claims is the time, money and effort that it takes to put together the defense. So, it is important for a business owner to have a solid legal team behind them. A lawyer may be able to provide guidance that helps an owner remedy potential premise issues as well as claim brought forward.