Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are considered premises liability claims and typically occur in stores or restaurants. If the owner was negligent, a slip and fall claim or lawsuit can ensue. Injury Attorney Wendy Doyle-Palumbo understands that slip and fall accidents can be extremely serious, causing devastating loss to the injured.

If you were not aware of the dangerous conditions that caused your slip and fall accident and believe that the owner of the property where your accident occurred was negligent, you may have a slip and fall case.  In slip and fall cases, your personal injury attorney must be able to prove that the accident was due to a dangerous condition that the owner was aware of.

There are three basic guidelines to follow when determining if a person has a valid slip and fall case:

  • The owner caused the conditions that resulted in injury from falling
  • The owner was negligent, having knowledge of the dangerous condition and failed to take proper precautions to warn or repair the condition.
  • The owner was aware for a long period of time that the danger existed and did nothing to correct it.

For a property owner to be held liable, it must be proven that the owner or manager knew about the problem, and was negligent in taking the adequate steps to correct the problem or dangerous condition.

Free Initial Consultation and Case Review – Slip and Fall Attorney Pasco/Hernando

Slip and fall accident claims have different requirements depending on the circumstances and where the accident or injury took place. Because there are so many variables, it is in your best interest to contact a slip and fall attorney for a case review.  Remember, there are time limits in slip and fall and personal injury lawsuits, so you should seek prompt medical attention and legal advice if you have been injured.

Read: Proving Negligence in Trip & Fall Accidents

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