FAQs About Slip and Fall Injury Claims
Accidents on property belonging to others can happen as a result of negligence. Slip and fall claims are mostly categorized under the premises liability claims. This term is used during a case involving an injury caused by slipping or tripping on another individual’s property. A slip and fall case can occur due to dangerous conditions such as a wet floor, poor lighting conditions, narrow stairs, or torn carpeting. In a slip and fall injury claim, you must be able to prove the accident is a result of negligence and that the owner of the property is responsible. Also, you must have sustained an injury as a result, no matter how minor. This article will answer the main questions we usually get from clients involved in slip and fall injury claims.
What Do I Need to Prove a Slip and Fall Injury Claim?The first thing to consider is the parties that are potentially at fault, i.e., the property owner or management. You also need to consider and prove if there was a clear case of negligence. Could the owners prevent the accident? You must also be prepared to prove the accident wasn’t a result of your carelessness. The following are some general rules that guide proving a fault in a slip and fall case.
- The property owner or employee must have failed to recognize, repair, and remove a dangerous condition or object that can result in a potential accident. It could be a bad walking surface or a pothole that could cause an accident.
- It will be considered if a reasonable individual can recognize the situation or condition as being hazardous and whether the property owner or employee had enough time to correct and prevent the problem before the accident happened. OR
- The owner or employee caused the hazardous condition that led to the slip and fall incident by leaving a potentially dangerous object in a walking path or another place. It must be evident that the obstacle or object could cause a trip and fall incident.