Are You Being Blamed for Your Injuries? Let a Slip and Fall Lawyer in Fontana CA Respond

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, otherwise known as a premises liability accident, then you may find yourself in the situation of being blamed for your own accident. This is actually rather common and it can often lead to confusion for the person who was injured. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we are here to tell you that if you’ve been blamed for your injures, you need to contact a slip and fall lawyer in Fontana CA right away.

Property owners almost always try to blame the victim

In our decades of experience, we’ve handled a lot of personal injury claims and we can tell you that the property owner almost always tries to blame the victim for their injuries. California is a comparative fault state, which means whether or not you were at fault is relevant. Essentially, comparative fault is used to decide how responsible you were for the accident. The damages you earn will then be based on your percentage of fault. As the courts look to decide how at fault you were, they will look at a number of factors including:

  • Where you were going with the accident happened.
  • What you did to try and be safe and careful.
  • If you were distracted by something you were doing, such as texting or wearing headphones.
  • If you could have conceivably avoided the condition that led to your injury.
  • If there were warning signs you ignored.
  • Your behavior at the time of the accident.
  • If you were acting reasonably and responsibly.
  • If you had a legitimate reason to be in the area where your injury occurred.
  • If a person who was reasonable and careful could have avoided the condition that led to your injury.

In California, it’s very clear that if a person is injured and is considered by the court to be partially at fault, they are still able to file a personal injury lawsuit and they can still get damages for their injuries. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we have to say that there are pros and cons to comparative fault, but one thing is for sure: We are experienced in the ins and outs. If you need a slip and fall lawyer in Fontana CA who can help you make sense of these complicated issues then we are the top choice for you.

Your slip and fall lawyer in Fontana CA may go after several people for your accident

While the property owner is often the person who was responsible for accidents and injuries, there may be other parties who can be held liable. They include:

  • Landlords
  • Gardening companies who did work on the property
  • Homeowners and / or condo associations
  • Tenants of the property
  • Architects who designed unsafe buildings
  • Property management companies
  • Business owners
  • Independent contractors
  • Builders of the property

No matter where you are in the process, whether you’ve just been injured or it’s been months, Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas can help. You need a slip and fall lawyer in Fontana CA and we can help!