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How To Prove Liability In Your Slip Or Trip And Fall Claim


If you’ve been injured in a slip or trip and fall on someone else’s property, it can be difficult to prove liability. You have to determine fault, prove that the accident wasn’t the result of your own carelessness, and show a connection between the accident and your injury. This can be very difficult, so here is a guide to help you prove liability in your slip or trip and fall claim.

What Florida Law Requires

Florida law is not very clear on what constitutes property liability in slip or trip and fall cases. So it can be difficult to determine liability. You have to prove that the accident could have been prevented with reasonable care by the owner. You then have to prove there was an injury and that the accident on the property lead to injury. You also have to prove that you were on the property legally and exercised reasonable caution yourself.

Proving Property Owner Liability

In order for the property owner to be held legally responsible you have to prove the following things:

  • The property owner had a duty to maintain the premises
  • The property owner did not properly notify you of the hazard
  • There was a dangerous condition on the property
  • The dangerous condition directly lead to an injury

These can be a bit difficult to prove. However, if you gather the right evidence, you can show the courts that the property owner was in fact negligent and responsible for your fall.

Gather Evidence

In order to prove your case, you need to gather the right evidence to show liability. Here is what you should collect:

  • Photographic evidence of the location of the trip or slip and fall
  • The security camera footage from the accident site
  • Records that show financial loss like medical bills and lost wages
  • Any correspondence between you and the property owner
  • Any damages to your physical property like torn clothes
  • Witness statements of the accident
  • Police reports of the accident

If you gather these pieces of evidence, it’s easier to prove to the courts that the slip or trip was related to the negligence of the property owner.

Hire An Attorney

Even with all the evidence, determining fault is difficult. So the best thing you can do to prove liability in a slip or trip and fall is to hire a personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you prove the property did not exercise reasonable care and as a result you have an injury. They can also help you gather all the crucial evidence needed to prove your case. Most importantly, they can help you settle your injury claim quickly, so that you aren’t stuck in an unnecessarily lengthy legal battle.

So if you’ve been injured in a slip or trip and fall, don’t pursue your claim alone. Our attorneys at , Goldman, Babboni, & Walsh can help. We have over 100 years of combined experience and have helped thousands of individuals just like you prove premise liability in slip or trip and fall cases. So if you’ve been recently injured from a fall, contact us today to see how we can help you.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

How To Prove Liability In Your Slip Or Trip And Fall Claim

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