(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.
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A lot of slip and fall accidents can be stopped with appropriate maintenance and by using sensible care in making a property safe for visitors. If there are dangers that can’t be corrected, the property owner or renter has to sufficiently warn visitors of the danger.
When you are injured in a serious Tulsa slip and fall accident, you might be able to make a personal injury claim against the property owner or property renter and whoever is in charge of the maintenance on the property. To be able to file a Tulsa slip and fall claim, you need to prove that:
- The renter or owner had a legal duty to you to make the property safe and the owner didn’t fulfill that responsibility
- You were harmed as a consequence of the owner’s actions.
Proving these elements can be complicated, especially since there are specific rules about how evidence is collected and presented in a courtroom.
When you are hurt in a Tulsa slip and fall, the sum of money you can recuperate from the property owner or renter who was accountable for the accident will differ depending upon how seriously you were hurt.