Slip and fall can be caused by a variety of reasons like poor maintenance of property and unsafe conditions and may lead to severe injuries. As a result of your injury, you may be dealing with medical expenses and the need for ongoing care and treatment. After sustaining injuries in a slip and fall accident on a public sidewalk, you may be wondering can you file a lawsuit against the municipality? Or Government agency?
To help win a slip and fall case, you must satisfy these two things:
1. To hold a city liable for your injuries, there must be proven negligence if you slip or trip and fall on a public street or sidewalk.
2. Then, to prove that the property owner was negligent, you must show that the property owner, in this case, the municipality who maintains the sidewalks, knew or should reasonably have known that the sidewalk was unreasonably unsafe or in other words, they know about the dangerous surface but did nothing about it.
Remember that, in almost any personal injury case, there must be negligence. If there is no negligence, there is no liability.