Slip and Fall Law
Slip and fall law is a ‘cousin’ to personal injury laws, referring to any incident where an individual falls to the ground as a result of a preventable obstruction or other cause while on someone’s property that is not their own. The term ‘slip and fall’ is really an overgeneralized one when it comes to the types of accidents this law covers. Any time someone encounters unsafe condition(s) under foot that causes them to twist, stumble, or overextend a part of their body can qualify as a slip and fall case. Do you think you have a qualifying incident that recently occurred? Schedule a free consultation to determine if your recent injury qualifies as a legal case.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Cases
- Was your incident caused by a preventable obstruction, occurrence, or state of floor or building itself?
- Was your incident due to a temporary oversight by an employee or tenant, or even the result of long term negligence by property owners and/or managers?
- What is the severity of your injury? To what extent does it impact your day to day life?
The answers to these question will determine the strength of your claims when it comes to prosecuting a slip and fall case in the court of law. Establishing a clear chain of code violations and failures to comply with city and state ordinance will go a long way towards proving the negligence on the part of the property. It’s true that people will sometime fall or trip of their own accord – but there are other times when a fall is not the fault of the individual and can be traced back to a systemic failure of the building itself – and that is worth prosecuting.
Slip and Fall Settlements
- Were there other personal factors that attributed to your incident, or the severity of your resulting injury?
- To what extent was the property reasonably aware of the unsafe conditions?
- Is there video or surveillance evidence that will support your claim?
Cases of slip and fall are often settled out of court as the evidence piles up and gets disputed. While there may be some fault with the property, there may also be some fault with the individual (such as, being under the influence or having a pre-existing medical condition). An experienced attorney can help you determine the merits of your case and any liabilities. Schedule a free consultation and let’s discuss the specifics of your case.
Contacting me is the first step to finding out if you have a case. Consultations are always free.