When residents of the Sherman Oaks community go to their local grocery, hardware or clothing stores, they are at risk of a slip and fall accident. California law requires the owners of public spaces to keep their shops and areas reasonably free from dangerous hazards that could cause a personal injury.
At Steers & Associates, we strongly believe the people of Sherman Oaks have the right to go out in public without being subjected to hazardous areas that can cause serious injury or death. When it does happen, Steers & Associates is here to help the injured get the compensation they deserve under the law.
Where do Sherman Oaks Slip and Falls Take Place?
All it takes is a small puddle of water, some loose debris, or a knocked-over trashcan to cause a slip and fall injury. Sherman Oaks has plenty of space open to the public which are areas of concern for slip and fall accidents. Some of these areas are:
- Grocery Stores
- Department Stores
- Public Walkways/Paths
- Foyers of Public Accessed Buildings
- Sporting Venues
Sherman Oaks Grocery Store Slip and Falls
Though slip or trip and falls can happen anywhere, there is a unique risk of one at a grocery store.
At the Law Offices of Steers & Associates, we are familiar with all of the grocery store chains and their insurance companies, and we can get you the justice and fair compensation you deserve if you are injured in any one of these stores (or others).
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Foods
- Gelson’s Market
- M & M Market
- Farm Boy
- Sherman Oaks Farmers Market
Getting Compensation for Slip and Fall
California slip and fall law—called premises liability—allows the owner of the publicly accessed space to have a reasonable time to fix or become aware of a hazard before they are considered negligent. This means that just because someone falls and gets hurt in someone’s store doesn’t automatically mean that the owner is liable.
A good attorney can make a slip and fall case by understanding what the responsibilities and rights are of the shop owner. Just because the owner makes the claim that he didn’t know about the hazard or that she didn’t create the hazard in the first place, doesn’t mean that the owner will not be liable. At Steers & Associates, we know how to follow the law and make sure that the store owner takes responsibility for their negligence.
Contact a Slip and Fall Attorney Today
The best thing to do when injured in a slip and fall accident is to talk to an attorney. Even if you don’t hire one, you owe it to yourself to be advised of the law by an impartial professional.
Call the Law Offices of Steers & Associates at 800 824 5416 or click here to contact us online. Our team of local attorneys understands the Sherman Oaks community and will be able to provide you with the information you need for your individual case.