“Slip and fall” is defined as someone who sustains an injury from slipping (or tripping) on another person’s property. The property owner, particularly when the accident occurs on commercial property, is often the party held responsible for these injuries.
There are several causes of injuries on someone else’s property. Examples include torn carpeting, changes in flooring, poor or dangerous lighting installation, narrow stairs, or a wet floor. Slip and fall can also occur when the owner neglects the exterior of their property, causing injury by failing to maintain surfaces that can become dangerous in certain weather conditions. The property owner can usually be held liable for all of these injuries.
Slip and fall cases can be complicated, so keeping all records of the incident is essential to building a case. The plaintiff in slip and fall cases must present adequate proof of their injury, and often must supply photographic evidence of the area that caused the accident. A slip and fall case cannot move forward if the plaintiff is unable to prove that their injury was the result of the property owner’s negligence.
Other regulations indicate that the accuser must present proof that the owner either created or was aware of the condition for a long period of time, and had an opportunity to fix it but failed to do so.
Due to the complicated nature of slip and fall cases, it is strongly advised that the injured party seeks the counsel of an experienced attorney. Get in touch with a lawyer as soon as you can, as there are strict time limits on these types of cases.
If you’ve suffered an injury from a slip or trip on another person’s property, the Law Offices of Garret A. Lungin can give you the representation that you need, and the compensation you deserve.