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Premises liability cases involve accidents that occur due to negligent maintenance or unsafe and dangerous conditions upon property owned by a business or individual. These cases often involve a the occurrence of a fall, and are therefore often referred to as “slip and fall” cases. Slip and fall accidents represent an ongoing threat of injury to San Diego residents. In fact slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone at any time. It only takes one instant, and can occur in almost any location. Under certain circumstances, even the most coordinated individual may be unable to avoid a fall, and an accidental fall can cause severe and lasting injuries.
A well qualified and experienced slip and fall accident attorney can help you recover financial compensation for your injuries, including money for lost earnings, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Foldenauer Law Group attorneys have obtained substantial recoveries for our clients in thousands of personal injury cases, including numerous cases involving accidental falls.

Steps To Take After a Slip and Fall Accident Occurs

  • Seek immediate medical attention
  • Attempt to identify the particular dangerous condition or hazard that caused your fall
  • Obtain photos and measurements of the hazard taken before it is altered
  • Obtain the names and contact information of any and all witnesses
  • Report your accident to the property owner or manager immediately
  • Request that an accident report be prepared and obtain a copy
  • Contact a experienced competent personal injury attorney immediately
  • Do not speak to any insurance agents or adjusters other than your own
  • Provide any and all information you obtained at the injury site to your attorney

Slip and Fall Accident Parties

Many slip and fall accidents can be resolved without involving the court system. In other cases, your accident attorney will identify the parties who may be liable and should be sued. Naming multiple parties that may be responsible for your injuries in your suit can increase your chances of receiving adequate compensation for your injuries.

Typical parties who are often sued after an accidental fall include:

  • Residential property owners
  • Business property owners
  • Managers or operators of property
  • Service providers such as franchisors
  • Parent corporations
  • Government entities responsible for safe conditions in a public place

Common Locations Slip and Fall Accidents Occur

  • Stationary and moving walkways, such as sidewalks, elevators, or curbs
  • Homes of family, friends, and neighbors
  • Driveways, parking lots, and parking garages
  • Public restrooms, gyms, and pools
  • Shopping centers and grocery stores
  • Restaurants, bars, and clubs
  • Places of employment
  • Office buildings
  • Swimming pools
  • Construction areas
  • Stairs with loose handrails

What Type of Damages Can Be Recovered For Slip and Fall Accidents?

For injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident, a money recovery may be obtained through either settlement, arbitration, or trial. You are entitled to recover for the following:
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Reduction in future income
  • Assisted living costs
When a fall results in fatal injuries, the victim’s family may also have rights to make a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for loss of the victim’s economic support, love, and companionship. In addition, the victim’s estate may have a similar claim on behalf of the victim’s heirs.

Slip and fall cases are difficult to win and accordingly, many attorneys will decline to take them. These cases are also undervalued by insurance companies. Slip and fall victims need an experienced attorney that knows how to win.


If you or someone you know has suffered a serious injury in a slip and fall accident as a result of another’s negligence or wrongdoing, or a family member has suffered an accidental death, please call us today at (619) 564-8877. We will provide a free in-person consultation, listen to all of your questions and concerns, assist in obtaining needed medical treatment and care, and develop a winning strategy to maximize recovery and compensation. There are no up-front fees or costs. We do not charge until we win your case. We look forward to earning your trust and the honor of being your attorneys.

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