(Slip and/or Trip and Falls)
Thousands of injuries happen each year from slips, trips and falls caused by defective stairs, wet floors, uneven ground or other property-related flaws or oversights. Depending on the case, a property owner may be responsible for the accident, or he or she may not.
For an owner or employee to be legally responsible for the injuries you suffered from slipping, tripping or falling on someone else’s property, at least one of the following must be true:
- The owner or employee must have caused the spill or worn spot that made the surface dangerous.
- The owner or employee must have known of the dangerous surface and then done nothing about it.
- The owner or employee should have known of dangerous surface because a “reasonable” person who owns or maintains a property would have discovered and then removed or fixed it.
In these types of cases, you do not necessarily have to prove that you were being careful. All you need to do is clearly describe what you were doing so that an insurance adjuster will understand that you were not being careless or negligent.
John Truskett has over 10 years of experience in personal injury cases and cares about his clients. To set up your free consultation, call (918) 392-5444, or email John directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.