Slip and Fall
What is a slip and fall accident?
A slip and fall accident can give rise to a premises liability claim and occurs when a person slips or trips and falls as a result of an unsafe condition on the property such as a water, ice, oil, or debris. Under the legal theory of premises liability, the owner, manager, or occupier of a premises has a legal obligation to ensure that their property is safe to that those enter it will not get hurt. If they fail to do so and as a result someone suffers an injury, the injury person would have the right to sue for damages.
How much can I win in a slip and fall case?
If you were injured when you fell on another person’s property and you had the legal right to be on the property, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation. If you are able to show that your injuries were the result of the negligence of the property owner, manager, or occupier you can recover your medical bills, your lost wage, and compensation for your pain and suffering.
What causes a slip and fall accident?
A slip and fall or trip and fall accident occurs when a person loses their balance and falls. The owner of the property would be liable if the victim falls due to an unsafe condition that they knew about or should have known about and failed to repair. Common causes of slip and fall accidents include liquid left on the floor, broken handrails, icy sidewalks and parking lots, and poorly lit staircases and garages