A slip and fall is a premises liability claim, which is a type of personal injury claim. According to the law, a slip and fall accident is an injury caused by a slip or falling object. The victim may be a child, elderly, or otherwise vulnerable.
As is the case with most personal injury claims, the limit of compensation for a slip and fall injury is $500,000, with an additional $500,000 for lost income. Under California’s Consumer Protection Code, a fall and the damages that result from it, are considered the natural consequence of being on public property, such as a city street or sidewalk, or in a private property as a home, that is when the slip and fall claim against landlords and home owners are relevant.
Penalties for injuries from slips and falls in California can include fines of up to $5,000 and/or jail time, both of which can serve to deter others from falling or slipping.
The consumer protection laws apply to California households. These laws apply to anyone who spends money on goods and services, whether purchased or offered for sale.
Under California’s Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), when a consumer or business contacts a debt collector to get a consumer report on a consumer, this consumer is not considered a consumer debtor and is therefore not subject to state consumer protection laws.
Under California’s Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (DFPA), any “consumer debt” in a collection is considered a valid charge on a consumer’s account.
The state consumer protection laws apply to both licensed and unlicensed debt collectors. Unlicensed collectors are those who do not have a federal license to collect debts in California and, therefore, are considered “unlicensed collectors” under the state law.
The laws in California generally do not apply to illegal debt collectors, but California law enforcement authorities may enforce these laws if the collector violates them.Consumer rights are particularly important when collecting debts for people who cannot give their consent, for example, when collecting a debt from someone who is represented by an attorney or who is barred from receiving payments due to legal incapacity.
Other California Laws
California law also prohibits you from knowingly or recklessly misrepresenting a material fact to a customer or other person when providing them with a service or product.For example, if you tell a customer that your company has high ratings on the Better Business Bureau, when in fact it does not, and you may then turn around and sell the customer “your product” or “our service,” you have violated California law.
California Consumer Statute of Limitations Laws
If you have an immediate claim against you, you may file a lawsuit within two years from the date of the harm, but not if the injury was caused by negligence or a mechanical failure. For example, if you injure someone because you parked on a sidewalk without a street sign, and the