Once you slip and fall down on someone’s property, contact a slip and fall injury attorney immediatley. for reliable attorney advice on your slip and fall personal injury claims. We are able to help you determine who is at fault, and represent you throughout the slip and fall personal injury claims process. In order to determine liability, we provide scene investigations, and document the slip and fall down with photographs, incident reports, and witness statements. We monitor your medical treatment and doctors throughout your case. We acquire all records and bills from the doctors and medical providers. A personal injury attorney represents you for your slip and falls down personal injury case throughout the entire injury claims process.
Liability in Slip & Fall Accidents
Thousands of people are injured each year-some catastrophically-when they slip and fall down on a wet floor, defective stairs, or rough patch of ground. Property owners generally owe the general public a duty of reasonable care to prevent slip and fall down injuries on their property.
When is The Property Owner Responsible
Property owners need to be careful in keeping up and maintaining their property to prevent slip and fall down claims. Premises liability cases depend on whether the property owner acted carefully so that slipping or tripping was not likely to happen. Furthermore, property owners may have created a hazardous condition by the mode of operation, making unreasonable risks of fall down injuries foreseeable.
To be legally responsible for the injuries you suffered from a slip and fall claim on someone else’s property, the following are analyzed:
- The owner of the premises or an employee caused the spill or dangerous surface or item on the ground.
- The owner of the premises or an employee must have known or should have known about the dangerous surface but done nothing about it to prevent slip and fall injuries.
- The owner or employee should have known about the dangers because under the law, a “reasonable” caring for the property would have discovered and removed or repaired the dangers to prevent other from slipping and falling.
Defining “Reasonable” in Slip & Fall Claims
Any slip and fall down personal injury claim often hinges on whether the defendant acted reasonably. A property owner’s “reasonableness,” focuses on whether the owner makes regular and thorough efforts to keep the property safe and clean.
Here are some important questions to ask when determining whether a property or business owner is liable for your slip and fall down injuries:
- If you slip and fall down over a torn, broken, or bulging area of carpet, floor, or ground, or slipped on a wet or loose area, how long was it there? Has it been there long enough that the owner should have known about it?
- Does the property owner have a regular procedure for examining and cleaning or repairing the premises to prevent slip and fall down injuries? Do they have proof of regular maintenance?
- If you slip and fall down on an object someone placed or left on the ground, was there a reason for the object to be there?
- Could a simple barrier or a warning prevent slip and fall down injuries?
- Did inadequate or broken lighting cause you to slip and fall down?
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