If you were injured in a slip and fall, you face expenses like lost wages and medical bills. In many cases, the negligence or carelessness of a property owner either caused or played a role in the fall. Find out now if negligence was a factor in your case and if you may be eligible for financial compensation.
You Fell on Someone Else’s Property
The slip and fall must have occurred on property owned by someone else.
The Property Owner Owed You a Duty of Care
The property owner must have owed you a duty of care. For example, a store owner owes a duty of care to his shoppers to keep the property safe and hazard-free. However, a property owner typically does not owe a duty of care to a trespasser.
The Property Owner Violated that Duty of Care
The property owner fails to provide duty of care by not warning of the dangerous conditions, knowingly allowing a dangerous condition to exist, or both. The property owner’s negligence must be proven. In cases where the property owner did not know about dangerous conditions on the property, it may shown that a reasonable person in the same situation would have known about the conditions and therefore the property owner should have as well.
Your Injuries Directly Stemmed from the Slip and Fall
The last factor to prove in a slip and fall case is that any injury for which you seek compensation was directly caused by the slip and fall. Medical records showing preexisting conditions in the same area of the body may prevent a plaintiff from getting compensated for that particular injury if it cannot be linked directly to the incident.
When to Contact an Attorney
Proving all the elements needed for full and fair compensation in a slip and fall case can be challenging. It’s critical to work with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to secure all evidence necessary for your claim.
Contact the Idiart Law Group today for a consultation to discuss your case and to learn about your legal options. We are committed to providing zealous legal advocacy after a serious injury. Call now at (855) 772-6969.