If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to collect compensation for the damages and costs associated with your injuries. A “slip and fall” accident refers to situations when someone slips, trips or falls as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. It includes falls as a result of water, ice or snow, as well as abrupt changes in flooring, poor lighting, or a hidden hazard, such as a gap or hard to see hole in the ground. While each slip and fall case is different, there are common legal considerations to note in every case.
- Slip and Fall Responsibility: Typically, the owner of the property could be responsible for your injuries if that person knew about the dangerous conditions OR should have known about the dangerous condition. Property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe, but will not be responsible for slip and fall accidents that they could not reasonably prevent.
- Slip and Fall Claims: If you are pursuing compensation for your injuries, you will need to file a slip and fall accident claim or lawsuit. When filing a claim or lawsuit in a slip and fall case you will need to be prepared to present evidence from the scene that shows the owner of the property knew about, or should have known about, a condition that caused your injury.