If you walk into a building that is owned by a business or another individual, you do not anticipate that you will become an accident victim due to dangerous conditions on an owner’s property. Some of the accidents are caused by uneven surfaces. If you are entering another person’s home or a business, the property owner has a duty of care towards you to maintain that property in a safe condition. If there is a failure to properly maintain the property, you may be able to recover damages.
A fall on an uneven floor can cause an individual to suffer severe injuries. It is very easy to trip, slip, and fall on an uneven surface. It can be very hard to see a small difference in the elevation of a surface. Visitors have no way of knowing the condition of an uneven surface. It is the property owner’s duty to make safe any dangerous conditions which can be repaired and to clearly warn of any dangerous conditions that cannot be easily fixes.
Property owners have a duty to make repairs needed on the property. This includes the duty to make inspections of their property to see if there are any conditions that must be repaired. Even if a property owner is not aware of an uneven surface, the owner may still be liable for an accident.
An accident victim should speak with a personal injury attorney. He or she may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles premises liability attorney, if you have suffered an accident because of an uneven surface in Los Angeles. I can help. Call me today at 310-385-0567 to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.