Knowing Is Half the Battle: Proving the Proprietor Knew about the Conditions That Led to Your Orange County Slip and Fall

Knowing Is Half the Battle: Proving the Proprietor Knew about the Conditions That Led to Your Orange County Slip and Fall

If you fell on another person’s property in Orange County and were injured, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries under California premises liability laws. However, injured slip-and-fall victims are often surprised that, in California, it’s up to the victim to prove that those responsible for addressing dangerous conditions on the property both knew about the problem and failed to do anything about it.

In an Orange County slip-and-fall claim, you could say that knowing is half the battle. In order to successfully pursue an Orange County personal injury claim after a slip and fall, a big part of what you must be able to prove is that:

  • The person or people responsible for the premises knew about the conditions that led to your fall. If the proprietor knew about a dangerous condition on the property and did not address the problem, then they may be held liable for your slip-and-fall injuries under California law.
  • The person or people responsible for the premises should have known about the conditions that led to your fall. Even if the proprietor was not directly notified of a dangerous condition, it is possible to prove that he or she SHOULD have known about the issue and had time to address it before your fall.

It can be complicated to pursue a claim on your own after you are injured in a fall on another person’s property. Seek the sound advice and strong representation that an experienced California personal injury attorney can provide. The Orange County slip-and-fall lawyers with Russell & Lazarus would be happy to provide a free and confidential review of your personal injury case today. Simply give us a call at (949) 851-0222, or get started by filling out the online contact form on this page for more information.

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