This week, we have been discussing how California premises liability cases are decided. An important aspect of many slip and fall cases is whether the property owner acted with reasonable care regarding his or her property. But, what exactly is the definition of ‘reasonable’? The answer is at the center of a large number of slip and fall lawsuits.
Very simply, a reasonable property owner takes care of his or her property. While he might not closely inspect his property with a magnifying glass, he does take sensible, practical, and realistic measures to keep visitors on his property safe.
A reasonable property owner might:
An unreasonable and negligent property owner might:
All slip and fall cases are different, and all outcomes depend on the specific evidence in each case. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident in California, you may wish to discuss your case with an Orange County premises liability attorney. Call Russell & Lazarus at (949) 851-0222 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.