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People Injured by Falling

The term “slip and fall” is used for a personal injury lawsuit in which an individual trips or slips, and sustains injuries on the property of someone else.

These types of legal cases are labeled under the more renowned category of lawsuits referred to as claims of “premises liability.”

Accidents involving “slip and fall” normally occur on property owned or maintained by another individual, and the owner of the property may be held liable legally.

There are a number of hazardous conditions like poor lighting, torn carpeting, floor changes, a wet floor, or narrow stairs to cause an individual to slip and sustain injuries.

This can pertain to someone tripping on a cracked or broken public sidewalks, or takes a spill down the stairs.

A slip and fall lawsuit, in addition, may ensue when an individual falls or slips outdoors as a result of ice, snow, rain, or any other danger, such as a pothole.

In any situation, the accuser must have suffered some type of injury, albeit minor, to receive compensation.

Proof of Fault in Cases of Slip and Fall

There is no specific method to determine when another individual is held liable legally for sustained injuries if you trip or slip.

Each lawsuit becomes possible when whether the owner of the property acted considerably for tripping or slipping not to occur. Of course, whether an individual was careless in neglecting to avoid or see the condition that resulted in the accident.

There are common rules to assist you in your decision in determining whether another person should be held liable for your sustained trip, slip, or fall injury.

An individual injured in a slip and fall, in most cases, on a property of another, must prove that a “dangerous condition” caused the accident, and that the property possessor or owner was aware of the hazardous condition.

There must have been an unreasonable risk in the dangerous condition to an individual on the property. It must have been a dire condition, under the circumstances, which the injured individual shouldn’t have anticipated.

This requirement stipulates that individuals must know of, and prevent, obvious hazards.

For an owner or possessor of property to establish he or she was aware of a hazardous condition, proof must confirm the following:

The owner or possessor created the dangerous condition; the property owner was aware the condition existed, and failed negligently to make repairs; or the owner or possessor should have corrected or detected, after the dangerous condition existed for a period of time, before the occurrence of a slip and fall.

For an owner or possessor of a property to be held responsible, it must’ve been able to foresee that his or her negligence would cause the hazard in question.

To recover from a slip and fall sustained injury on the property of another, there must be a party liable whose negligence resulted in the injury.

Although this may be obvious, many individuals don’t realize that certain sustained injuries, if anything, are merely accidents resulted by one’s own carelessness.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797.

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