Slip and fall accidents are a common occurrence everywhere, but it seems that San Diego is fertile ground for them. We're a city of unpredictable terrain, of condos and common areas, of malls and supermarkets and wide open spaces with hidden traps for the unsuspecting foot. San Diego also has a large retirement community, people who are both active and aging. For a place without any weather extremes, our County nevertheless has its share of unintentional tumbles that result in injuries.
- An experienced slip and fall attorney knows that these are not simple injury claims to prove. The rules of negligence very quickly get complicated in public places like malls, supermarkets, arenas and stadiums because in many situations you need to show that the proprietor of the property had knowledge of the unsafe condition. A good slip and fall lawyer has investigators they can rely on to reconstruct the incident through interviews and site examination.
- Work related slip and fall injuries are generally handled through workman's compensation insurance. If you apply for and accept workman's compensation you are probably precluded from suing your employer. If your accident at work was caused by a third party such as a janitorial crew or a delivery vehicle you may have grounds for a personal injury suit against that party.
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