Slip and Fall
A slip and fall is an accident that involves a slip, trip or fall on someone else's property. There are many elements necessary to form a legitimate slip and fall claim. Simply tripping and falling on someone else's property does not constitute an injury claim. Slip and fall is an accident that falls under the practice area of premises liability. In these types of cases, there is an accident that occurs on a premises due to the negligence of the premises owner (or operator).
Listed below are some examples of slip & fall cases:
- Tripping on cracked pavement
- Slipping on wet cement or tile
- Tripping on dangerous materials that should have been cleared
There are three major elements to any premises liability case. First of all, there has to be a proven premises and an owner or operator clearly identified. Second, an accident must have taken place due to some negligence or oversight on behalf of the premises owner. Lastly, the injuries must be medically proven and verified to have occurred in conjunction with the property owner's negligence. These types of accidents can range from minor to severe. Regardless of severity, you should consult with a lawyer at our firm to learn whether or not you have a case.
You will likely be facing fierce opposition when it comes to filing a slip & fall claim. Premises owners will likely attempt to shift the liability onto you for causing the accident. With the help of an attorney from our firm, you can fight back to prove that it was their negligence that contributed to your injury.
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