When a person slips, falls, or trips, and acquires personal injuries on a property it’s called a slip and fall injury. Usually, these cases fall under the extensive category of premises liability cases. Further, slip and fall accidents arise on properties maintained or owned by someone else. Property owners are usually held legally responsible for any slip and fall accidents in their property.
The following are your legal options in the event of an injury after a slip and fall. Moreover, these legal options help in proving property owners to be at fault for any accidents.
Usually, any person who is injured after a slip and fall incident on another person’s property should provide evidence that the accident was caused by a risky condition. Also, the owner of the property should have known that their property is dangerous. A dangerous condition presents a risk to any person on the property, and it should be a condition where the injured party hasn’t anticipated amidst the circumstances.
The following are indicators that a possessor or property has been aware of their property’s dangerous condition:
A property owner is held liable when it has become obvious that his/her negligence created the threats that caused the issue.
If your slip, trip, and fall accident occurred on someone else’s commercial property, such as a restaurant or other business property, the following are conditions for them to be legally responsible:
Usually, there are a number of people to be held responsible for any injuries after a slip and fall on their commercial property.
Meanwhile, landlords to tenants or third parties may be held liable for slip and fall injures on residential properties. For a landlord to be held responsible for any injuries, the tenant must show the following terms:
Special rules apply to slip and fall incidents on properties owned by any government entity (local, state, or federal). There are strict notice requirements and extensive immunity provisions that protect government offices to be held liable for any injuries that transpire on their properties.
Call a lawyer to help you in your case. If possible, gather evidence upon your accident. These include date and time, location, witness statements, weather condition, medical reports of your injuries, etc. Also, make a detailed report of the accident.
Those are the legal options you might need to consider following a slips and fall. Don’t forget to seek help from a personal injury lawyer in case you need to make legal claims.