Accidents on other people’s property occur, causing injuries. When this happens because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover your damages.
To be successful you must prove that someone else (usually the property owner) is legally responsible for your injuries.
To hold another party responsible for injuries from a slip/trip and fall accident, an injured person must typically prove one of the following:
- A property owner (or an employee or agent of the property owner) should have recognized a dangerous condition and removed or repaired the danger but failed to do so; or
- A property owner (or employee) caused the dangerous condition leading to the fall and it was reasonably foreseeable that someone would trip and fall due to the condition.
To better understand the legal issues in these types of cases and improve your odds of winning, make sure you request a free consultation.