San Francisco Slip & Fall Lawyers
Centuries of Combined Experience
When you visit someone’s home or business, the last thing you expect is to suffer a serious injury. Unfortunately, what might be a work in progress for someone else could cause you to suffer serious harm.
When you are injured because a property owner was negligent, it is important that you call the San Francisco slip and fall lawyers at Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn. With over $500 million recovered in damage awards for our clients, we can help you fight for the compensation you need for your recovery.
When Is a Property Owner Liable?
Not all slip and fall accidents will be the fault of a property owner. For example, when a person visits someone else’s home and trips on the entryway because their shoe was untied, that will not likely be seen as a preventable accident.
If they trip on the entryway because an old, cracked step gave way, however, there may be a way to prove negligence on the part of the property owner.
In order to file a successful lawsuit, you will need to prove that:
- There was a dangerous condition on the property
- The owner knew about this dangerous condition
- They could have fixed it but failed to do so
- You were indeed injured
- The dangerous condition was responsible for your injury
Without the right representation, you may not be able to win the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. California follows a comparative negligence rule, meaning that your damage awards will be paid out depending on how much you may have been at fault.
This means that if your medical expenses came out to $10,000, but you were found to be 30 percent at fault, your settlement will be reduced accordingly, giving you $7,000.
Let Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn Help
Our firm has handled thousands of cases, and we know what it takes to help our clients get the best possible outcome for their situation.
During your free consultation, we will discuss the circumstances of your accident to help you identify exactly what you need and what it will take for you to get there. Let us help you work toward the outcome that best serves your needs.