May 24, 2021

Slip and fall injuries are the leading cause of serious injuries in the United States. Generally speaking, landlords are responsible for maintaining their premises in a reasonably safe manner for their guests. These guests include customers, renters and people unknown to them. When they fail to meet that standard they may be liable for any injuries sustained by a guest on their property.

Visitors also bear some degree of responsibility when they visit the property of another and should monitor their behavior. If a visitor is intoxicated when they are on someone else’s property it may be difficult to prove damages against the landlord. If the slip and fall accident happened while the victim was intoxicated the landlord might say that it wouldn’t have happened if they hadn’t been intoxicated, might say they had difficulty walking or might suggest the level of intoxication caused the victim to miss warning signs that would have been otherwise obvious. The burden of proof falls on the victim.

When we litigate cases like this we first investigate the premises and interview any witnesses about the incident. Intoxication doesn’t eliminate the victims claim for damages. The landlord is still held to the same standard of keeping their property safe irrespective of their guests being intoxicated. If a victim became intoxicated during a party where alcohol was being served then intoxication could be a reasonable and expected outcome. Did the condition of the property contribute to the slip and fall or did the landlord know about a hazard and fail to correct it? California has something called comparative negligence laws and this may allow a victim to recover damages even if they are partially at fault and as a result they may still be able to collect damages for their injuries.

We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others.  At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. We help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people.. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We would be honored to represent you!

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INSURANCE COMPANIES KNOW US BECAUSE THEY’VE PAID OUR CLIENTS OVER $130 MILLION DOLLARS.

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MILLION

CAR ACCIDENT INJURY

Guenard & Bozarth llp obtained a $2,962,903 jury verdict in the Sacramento County Superior Court for plaintiff David Schoonover, who suffered head and neck injuries and fractures in a head-on accident on Roseville Road in Roseville on July 22, 2012

$300

THOUSAND

HAIR SALON INJURY

Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a case for $300,000 involving a hair weave that went terribly wrong. Our client was a young lady, and aspiring model, who experienced pressure necrosis from a tight weave and it changed her life.

$500

THOUSAND

SLIP & FALL INJURY

Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a slip and fall case for $500,000 a couple weeks before trial. The client slipped and fell on a wet piece of cardboard in a grocery store and sustained a serious shoulder injury that required surgery.

$300

THOUSAND

NEGLIGENCE INJURY

On February 13, 2013 Maricela, a Certified Nursing Assistant presented to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with complaint of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with a neck strain and was given Ibuprofen and instructed to return if her symptoms did not subside.

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