If you are injured because a business establishment or property owner fails to provide a safe environment, you may be able to bring a claim to be compensated for your injuries. “Slip and fall” accidents are considered “premises liability” cases, which can arise when a property owner is negligent in the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of the property.

For instance, a merchant owes a duty to exercise reasonable care to keep his aisles, passageways and floors in a reasonably safe condition. This duty requires the merchant to make reasonable efforts to keep the premises free of hazardous conditions which might give rise to damage. This includes slip and fall accidents cause by liquids or foreign substances on the ground and trip and fall accidents caused by unsafe property conditions.

Premises liability cases are not limited to just “slip and fall” injuries. Claims for construction site accidents or assaults by employees or business patrons can be initiated if a business or property owner fails in their duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises.  If you have been injured as a result of a business owner failing to provide a safe environment, you may be entitled to:

  • Past and future medical treatment expenses
  • Mental health treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional distress
  • Past and future pain and suffering


If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you should:

  • Write down the names of witnesses
  • Take pictures of the accident scene and your injuries
  • Obtain the names of owners and managers of the property
  • Save your shoes and clothing
  • Seek appropriate medical attention

Santa Maria premises liability lawyer Earl E. Conaway, III is committed to helping you receive maximum compensation for your claim. Our attorney aggressively represents slip and fall injury victims in Paso Robles, Atascadero, Templeton, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara. Call us today for a free consultation by calling our law firm at 805-546-8797 or contact us online. All messages are returned promptly. We offer flexible appointment scheduling and even make home and hospital visits.


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