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.