Don’t think that just because you fell, you were clumsy, and the accident was your fault. It’s highly likely that the accident never would have happened if a dangerous condition hadn’t been created or overlooked in the first place.
Even if you have never witnessed it or suffered an injury, -slip and falls- and -trip and falls- are more common in shopping malls than you might think. Nearly all of them are preventable. Common causes of slips and trips inside of malls might include:
- Wet spots
- Spots with foreign substances
- Food on floors
- Floor mats
- Elevators and escalators
- Uneven surfaces
The duty to prevent slips and trips:
Owners and occupiers of real estate property in California have a duty to prevent slips and trips by keeping the premises free of safety hazards. As a person who is invited into a mall property for the financial benefit of its owner and occupiers, you have every right to expect a safe environment.
A San Diego Slip and Fall attorney like Mova Law Group, can help you draft and file a lawsuit against the mall where you were injured. If you fell inside of a store, that store can be included in the lawsuit too. Even falls in a parking lot or sidewalk outside of the mall might be actionable. Slip and falls and trip and falls involve complicated litigation. The mall’s owners and occupiers will try to avoid paying damages. They might even allege that the slip or trip was your fault. Evidence can be destroyed, and witnesses can disappear. If you’ve been injured Call 858-333-4999, and talk to a San Diego slip and fall attorney at the Mova Law Group right away for a free case evaluation.
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