One day you are strolling down the aisle of a local supermarket. The next thing you know you are laying on your back in extreme pain from your back to your knees. As you lay there trying to deal with the pain and confused by what just happened, several people come to help you and soon thereafter a store employee leads you from the scene of the accident to a back room where you can rest and the store can take your statement. Feeling somewhat embarrassed by the experience and still suffering the affects of the injury, you decide to go home and rest. Your reasonable thought is that all will be ok the next day. However, that evening the intensity of your pain increases to an unbearable level and you proceed to the hospital emergency room. You learn that you have a severe sprain or strain of your back and a torn ligament in your knee. The medical care is going to be expensive and the injury will result in unexpected time off work. Do you have a case? Should the supermarket pay for your medical expenses, loss of wages and pain and suffering? Isn’t it clearly obvious that the supermarket was negligent and caused your injuries? Read on and these questions and more will be answered for you.

A slip and fall accident, trip and fall accident or some other injury on the property of another, can cause minor to very serious injuries and sometimes death. Property owners have certain responsibilities to those who enter upon their property. The basic rule is that property owners must keep their property in a safe condition from defects or dangers known, or could have been known through a reasonable inspection. This description of responsibility leaves a very big gap between an injury and holding the landowner responsible for your slip and fall injury. So whether you have a case, all depends whether you can prove that the location where the fall occurred was, first, in a dangerous condition and, second, the owner or operator of the property knew or should have known of the danger for a sufficient period that that the danger could have been corrected or a warning placed to notify the public of the danger. The other question that often arises is whether the danger was “open and obvious.”

Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents are difficult cases to win unless you have a personal injury attorney that knows what to look for and how to assemble the facts to prove that the property owner knew or should have known of the dangerous condition and that he/she was negligent. If you are unable to meet this first hurdle, your case is over and you will be unable to prevail in your claim to have the property owner pay for your losses. Success in these cases requires competent legal counsel. The attorneys at the Inland Empire Law Group are experienced in handling premises liability cases.  

We investigate the issue of negligence early so we can find the facts that prove the owner knew of the hazard, or should have known the danger existed. A property owner might be liable if liquid was spilt and not promptly cleaned, or the property was not properly maintained creating a tripping hazard, or the property has an unguarded hole. Every case has its unique facts that require a very careful evaluation.  

​If your fall has occurred in the Inland Empire, including within the counties of San Bernardino, Riverside and East Los Angeles or the cities of Rancho Cucamonga, Alta Loma, Etiwanda, Upland, Ontario, Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Victorville, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Wrightwood, Rialto, Colton, San Bernardino, Grand Terrace, Adelanto, Bloomington, Mira Loma, Riverside, Corona, Norco, Pomona, Claremont, San Dimas or surrounding areas the attorneys of the Inland Empire Law Group is ready to aggressively represent you to recover money for your injuries, medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering and other losses.

If you would like your case evaluated by an experienced lawyer from the Inland Empire Law Group you must contact our office either by telephone at 909-481-0100 or submit your information in the case submission form. If you have a case that meets our criteria, we will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation.
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