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Proving Fault In a Slip and Fall Case

Here are a few things to consider when trying to prove fault in a slip and fall case.

One of the most tricky to navigate personal injury cases is a slip and fall. Because of the accidental nature of a slip and fall, it can be difficult to determine who was liable. If you fell at another person’s home or establishment, you might wonder if it was your mistake or if someone else’s negligence caused your injury. Here are a few things to consider when trying to prove fault in a slip and fall case.

Preventable

The first thing you should ask after a slip and fall is whether the accident could have been prevented. This will give you an idea of who was at fault. If the property owner couldn’t have done anything else to prevent the accident, then they are not at fault. For example, if the property owner had a spill and put up a wet floor sign, then it would not technically be their fault for slipping and falling on the spill because the property owner did what they needed to do to warn you. If you’ve thought about it and you’re still not sure if your fall was entirely your fault then there are other factors to consider.

Reasonableness

Because a slip and fall case can be so ambiguous, it is also a good point to consider the reasonableness of the situation. In other words, if a lawyer can prove that a property owner did not follow actions that it would be agreed that a reasonable person would have done, then it could mean that they were negligent in a way that led to your slip and fall. If you tripped on an object left on the ground, then there should be a reasonable explanation for why it was there. Another example, if you slipped on a puddle from a leak then it would be less reasonable for the property owner to have known about the leak for months than if it had only happened an hour ago.

Liability

Lastly, you are ready to put these factors together to determine who is liable in your slip and fall. This is the most important step in order to receive compensation for your injuries. You must be able to prove that the property owner should have been aware of the hazardous situation, that they did know and failed to fix it, or that they caused the situation that contributed to your fall.

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