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A Guide to Proving Fault in Slip and Fall Injury Cases Thousands of injuries occur yearly, many of them severe, when people slip and fall on surfaces like floors and stairs that are slippery and hazardous. Although compensation to victims of slip and fall injuries is supported by personal injury law, placing fault on the property owner is not always that clear cut. Here’s how a personal injury lawyer may attempt to show that a property owner is liable for injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident: 3 Conditions for Proving Liability When you’ve suffered slip and fall injury on someone else’s property due to a perilous situation, you most likely have a valid case in a court of law if you can prove the following conditions to exist:
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1. Either the person owning the building or their employee should have acknowledged the hazardous condition that exposed the victim to slip and fall injury as a reasonable person in their capacity would have appreciated the situation and fixed it, averting the accident.
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2. Either the person owning the property or their staff did acknowledge the dangerous situation but did not resolve it. 3. Either the owner of the building or their personnel caused the risky situation that led to slip and fall injury to the claimant. The Question of Reasonableness When you’re on court mission to prove that a property owner is legally responsible for your slip and fall injuries, you’ll most probably have to demonstrate, at some point, the reasonableness of the defendant’s actions or inaction. In a case where the accident is caused by a leaking roof over a stairwell, for example, how long the defect has been left unattended to can demonstrate how reasonable the landlord is. If the leak has been there for the last four months, it is less reasonable for the landlord to let it remain unfixed than it would have been if it had just started the night prior to the accident and the landlord was waiting for rain to stop before they could fix it. To make the case strongly against the owner of the property, it’s important you illustrate that they carried the legal responsibility of reasonable care to respond promptly and correct a hazardous scenario within their building. An example is a landlord not being at fault when a tenant trips over a rake on a yard since the object does not have to be always removed. Slip and fall injury claims are tricky to successfully pursue in or out of court, but there are always conditions that can be demonstrated with the help of a brilliant attorney to place fault on the landlord.