San Francisco, CA asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: If I was wearing high heels when I was injured on someone's property, will I be considered partially negligent

in a premises liability suit?

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3 Lawyer Answers
Mathew Auric
Mathew Auric
Answered
  • Ojai, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: This is dependant on the facts and circumstances, I suggest discussing this with an attorney.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Answered
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I don't hear any basis for partial negligence in your facts. More information is needed. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice nor does it create any Attorney-Client relationship.

James R. Lewis
James R. Lewis
Answered
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Depending on whether it was reasonable to wear heels in those conditions. If you were treading through the grass, mud, or snow then probably not much you can do about a recovery. It would be unsafe to wear heels in those conditions. But, if you were not the only person wearing heels at a cocktail party held on solid ground (concrete, tile, linoleum), then your chances are better. Whether it is a claim worth pursuing depends on your injuries. Premises liability claims (against property owners) are difficult and lengthy. Most attorneys will only handle those with serious injuries which required surgery or hospitalization. You should find consult with a personal injury attorney in your community.

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