Escondido Premises Liability Lawyer (Slip, Trip and Fall Cases)
Premise liability law refers to all circumstances where someone is hurt while on another person's property. These cases are sometimes referred to as "slip and fall" cases. Under California law all property owners have varying levels of obligations to ensure that guests on their property are not hurt. These duties arise either when at another’s house or while inside a business. Unfortunately, many business owners and home owners in Escondido and throughout North County fail to act reasonably to keep guests safe. When someone is injured because the property owner violated their duty to warn them of a danger. or keep an area safe from foreseeable use, then the injured party may be able to seek a monetary recovery for their damages.
Different rules apply in various circumstances which determine whether a property owner merely has a duty to warn, or whether they have an affirmative duty to take steps to locate and correct possible dangers. Business owners who invite potential customers into their store have the highest duty to keep their location safe. For example, grocery store owners should always warn customers of wet flooring if they have just mopped an area. Similarly, the store owner may be required to perform routine, reasonable inspections of the aisles to ensure that nothing has spilled which may present a slip or trip hazard to customers.
Failure of property owners to warn guests or conduct reasonable safety checks may cause others to suffer a wide range of injuries such as:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites while on another’s property
- Exposure to toxic substances like lead or mold
- Drownings in improperly maintained pools
- Fire injuries resulting from inadequate fire safety measures
The San Diego slip, trip, or fall liability lawyers at the Walton Law Firm are available to help all victims in the North County area, including in Escondido. Many area residents are hurt because of the negligence of property owners, but many of those victims do not know that they can seek legal help for the injuries that they suffer. Our attorneys can help residents seek recovery for medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional distress, and other losses. We urge all victims of these accidents in Escondido to contact our attorney at the Walton Law Firm to see how we can help. Feel free to contact us online at any time or give us a call at (866) 607-1325 or (760) 571-5500.
Founded in 1888, the city is one of the oldest in the San Diego region and currently has a population near 150,000 residents, including the area of Valley Center. Historically the city was an agricultural community growing everything from grapes and oranges to lemons olives, and walnuts. The city is still surrounded by avocado and citrus groves, but many of its agricultural areas have been converted to residential areas as more residents have moved into the area.