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Government entities and private landowners have a duty to keep their property in a safe condition and to warn people of any potential hazards. Unfortunately, sometimes they don’t and innocent people are severely injured as a result.
When a person is injured due to hazardous or dangerous conditions on public or private property, the victim may be able to obtain compensation for his or her injuries. Places where people are often injured include:
- Government property, such as sidewalks, streets, parks, and buildings
- Businesses and retail shopping centers
- Private residences, such as houses and apartments
- Construction sites
- Grocery stores
These types of cases often involve slip and fall injuries due to unsafe conditions such as:
- Inadequate lighting
- Slippery floors and surfaces
- Uneven walking surfaces and stairways
- Inadequate or missing handrails
- Old and rotted wooden structures
- Cluttered or debris-filled walkways
If you are injured on someone else’s property, it is critical that you document your injury as thoroughly as possible. File accident reports with the owner of the property and take pictures of the dangerous condition that caused your injury as soon as you can. Most landowners will try to repair the condition to prevent future accidents, and you will be left without any photographic or physical evidence of the condition that caused your injury. If you slipped and fell, the shoes you were wearing at the time are an important piece of evidence. Keep your shoes, but do not continue to wear them.
If you have been injured on public or government owned property, it is important that you speak with an attorney right away because in the vast majority of cases you must file a government claim within six months from the date of your injury. Failure to do so will prohibit you from ever collecting any compensation from the governmental entity responsible for your injury.
The San Francisco dangerous public property lawyers at Jones Clifford, LLP have been helping injury victims for more than 50 years.
Contact us as soon as possible for a free evaluation of your case. We will advance the costs of handling your case and charge a fee only if we recover money on your behalf.