A San Diego slip-and fall accident can happen anywhere and at any time. In most cases, premises liability accidents are the result of someone else’s negligence. In other cases they are the result of building code violations, especially dealing with steps.

The first step in building a successful premises liability case is determining if another party can be held liable for your damages.

Building Code Violations

In some instances, building code violations cannot affect a slip-and-fall case. However, some building codes are specifically designed to prevent them. Your case may be simple if it can be proven that a code violation contributed to your accident. The insurance company may have no choice than to make you a fair offer.

Places to Research

It takes time to investigate and determine if your slip-and-fall injury was impacted by a building code violation, especially due to the fact that building codes can vary greatly from city to city and county to county. However, you can start by:

  • Researching online.
  • Researching at a local law library.
  • Going to the county permit office.
  • Calling an experienced slip-and-fall accident attorney.

Steps and Stairwells are Common Places for Code Violations

In the event your accident occurred on stairs and/or in a stairwell, you should look into everything about the stairs that you can. Regarding steps:

  • Common rules deal with the evenness of stair depth.
  • The distance from one step to another must be consistent throughout the staircase.
  • The depth and distance must meet certain parameters.

Even if the variance is minor, it can work drastically in your favor.

Building Your Case

A successful slip-and-fall accident case is not necessarily easy to win. Again, it takes a great deal of time and research to determine if the owner can be held liable for your injuries. That is why you should call accident attorney Keith J. Stone.

His team has the experience and knowledge necessary to determine if you have a legitimate case. He has helped hundreds of victims recover for their damages and will work hard to ensure the owner and insurance company respects your legal rights and does not take advantage of your compensation rights.

If you have been injured on private or public property, you should call San Diego slip-and-fall accident attorney Keith J. Stone at (619) 531-2022 or 888-59-HELP-NOW. You don’t have to fight this battle alone.

The San Diego-based Office of attorney Keith J. Stone serves the following areas in Southern California:

San Diego, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties including the cities of:

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Keith J. Stone also handles cases originating elsewhere in California and across the USA.