Slip and fall accident can happen anywhere and anytime especially on business or commercial property. It can happen to workers or anyone else who is on that property. Slip and fall Injury is a term used in a personal injury case, in which a person slips or trips and is injured on someone else’s property. Slip and fall accident usually under the category of cases known as “premises liability” claims.
Every person has a responsibility to be aware of their surroundings and make efforts to avoid dangerous conditions. As a business owner, you must keep your property safe, free from hazards and protect people or customers who are using your property.
If you are a business owner or property owner and someone filed a case against you due to a slip and fall injury happened under your premises, as the owner of the property, they should prove the following key points:
1. Either you as the property owner or your employee caused the dangerous condition (spill, broken flooring, etc.)
2. Either you as the property owner or your employee knew about the dangerous situation but negligently failed to repair or fix it.
3. The condition existed for such a length of time that the owner/possessor should have discovered and corrected it before the slip and fall incident. For example, the floor had been broken for five months, and you received a dozen complaints about it, and you did nothing to repair or fix it.
Remember that, in almost any personal injury case, there must be negligence. If there is no negligence, there is no liability.
Slip and fall accident can be caused by a variety of reasons and property owners will not always be responsible for the injuries suffered by someone from slipping or tripping and falling.
Obtaining Legal Assistance for Slip and Fall Injuries
You must find and contact an attorney who is experienced in personal injury, particularly on slip and fall injuries, and discuss with him/her your issue to ensure you have the correct legal representation to assist you.