What Are The Grounds For Filing A Slip And Fall Lawsuit?

The grounds for filing a slip and fall lawsuit are very similar to an auto accident lawsuit. However, it is more complex than some may think. You can't seek compensation just because a property was in a dangerous condition. Instead, you have to show that the property owner acted negligently or carelessly. Some things to consider include:

  • Was the property owner aware of the dangerous condition?
  • Did the property owner create the dangerous condition?
  • Did they fail to fix the issue or warn the public about it?
  • If they weren't aware of it, had the issue been present long enough that a responsible property owner would have known about it and fixed it?

In short, you have to show that the property owner failed in their obligation to maintain a safe environment due to negligence. If you can do this, you have the right to seek restitution for your injuries.

Can My Landlord Be Held Responsible For My Injury?


While you are responsible for maintaining your own safety in your home, there are instances when a landlord can be held liable for their tenant's injuries in a slip and fall accident. As with any other premises liability case, you'll have to show that the property owner knew about an unsafe condition in your apartment and ignored it.

This is especially applied to common areas of the apartment complex and could include things like:

  • Loose handrails
  • Slick or uneven stairways
  • Poor lighting
  • Construction areas that aren't marked properly
  • And more

Additionally, your landlord could be liable for injuries inside your apartment if they knew about safety issues and failed to warn you about them or correct them. It can be complex to show fault, but our lawyers fight to get you what you're owed.

How Does An Attorney Prove Fault?

Proving fault in a slip and fall case can be more difficult and complex than in an auto accident. Some of the ways that our experienced legal team will go about doing so include the following:

  • Security camera footage
  • Past history of safety issues at the property
  • Witness statements
  • Accident reports
  • Review of building codes and ordinances
  • Past safety violations at the property or from the property owner
  • Photos of the property and scene
  • And more

Building a case of this nature can take time, and it's not something that the average person will be able to do on their own. That's why our lawyers work with professionals in several fields to help develop a clear picture of what led to your injuries, then go about getting you the compensation that you deserve.

What Does Premises Liability Mean?


Premises liability is essentially another name for slip and fall accidents. These cases focus on injuries that occur to a person while they are on someone else's property. Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their properties safe for themselves and for those visiting - especially if it is an area visited by the public.

Any injury that occurs as a result of a property owner's negligence or recklessness could be considered to be a premises liability case. Examples include things like:

  • Stepping into a pothole or tripping on construction material
  • Falling down poorly lit stairs
  • Slipping on spills
  • Tripping over debris
  • Electrocution due to faulty wiring
  • Disease or illness caused by environmental factors in the area
  • And more

Our lawyers will help you determine what kind of rights you have if you're injured in a slip and fall accident, and will fight to get you what you're owed.

How Does An Attorney Prove Fault? 


Proving fault in a slip and fall case can be more difficult and complex than in an auto accident. Some of the ways that our experienced legal team will go about doing so include the following:

  • Security camera footage
  • Past history of safety issues at the property
  • Witness statements
  • Accident reports
  • Review of building codes and ordinances
  • Past safety violations at the property or from the property owner
  • Photos of the property and scene
  • And more

Building a case of this nature can take time, and it's not something that the average person will be able to do on their own. That's why our lawyers work with professionals in several fields to help develop a clear picture of what led to your injuries, then go about getting you the compensation that you deserve.


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