Various types of public injury accidents occur in San Jose, but the most
common of these is the slip and fall or trip and fall accident.
Slip and fall accidents in San Jose can happen anywhere: a grocery store, shopping mall, storefront sidewalk,
school, or restaurant. In addition, these accidents can happen to anyone,
although the highest instances of trip and fall accidents occur with children
and senior citizens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), approximately 8,000 children are treated for fall-related
injuries in the U.S. every day, and, for adults age 65 and older, falls
are the most common cause of non-fatal injuries and hospital admissions
The reason for a slip and fall accident is most often an improperly maintained
surface or space. It could be a puddle of water on the floor in a restroom,
an upturned tile on the floor of a restaurant, a broken stair in the stairwell
of an office building, a lumpy carpet in a day-care center, or a poorly
lit walkway in a parking lot. Oftentimes, falls due to poor maintenance
or structural inadequacies cause serious slip and fall injuries that tend
to increase with age.
It is the property owner’s responsibility to properly and lawfully
maintain their premises to ensure the safety of every individual that
steps foot there, be it employee or visitor. If the property owner is
negligent, and the premises falls into disrepair, then the owner and/or
manager of said property can be held financially liable for any injuries
their property negligence has caused. An experienced
San Jose premises liability lawyer can point you in the right direction if you or a loved one has been injured
in a trip and fall or slip and fall accident.
The dedicated Northern California slip and fall injury attorneys at Van
Der Walde & Associates are prepared to recover any financial losses
and seek damages from negligent parties for any medical or emotional suffering
associated with your accident. Call today for a consultation at (800) 900-0863.