A slip and fall claim is a legal assertion for compensation on the damages suffered by a person who slips and fall someone else’s property. This kind of personal injury case is also known as a “”premise liability”” claim.
You need to fulfill the following requirements to prove your case:
Duty of Reasonable Care
The defendant—the person you’re suing—must have some degree of responsibility of the area. He can be the manager, the owner, or any other individual with a legal duty to prevent harm to others.
Previous Knowledge of the Incident
An essential part of a successful slip and fall claim is proving that the dangerous condition, which caused the accident. This requires expert opinion from an individual with a proven background in the industry’s standards of care. Your case shouldn’t focus on the presence of the dangerous condition. You also need to establish that the accident was preventable.
Assumptions about the dangerous conditions and how the incident occurred aren’t enough. To have a viable slip and fall claim, you need to prove that the defendant should have known about the unsafe condition but did nothing to preempt it.
The defendant may argue or deny negligence and to counter that, you need to prove the extent of damages you incurred in the accident.
The other party may claim that as an individual, you are also responsible for your own safety and exercise due care. Otherwise, the court may hold you account for your own negligence.