If you have slipped and fallen on property owned by another person and have suffered an injury as a result, then you may have grounds for a slip and fall claim. However, just because you fell on someone’s property does not assure that it was their fault or that you can recover compensation for your damages. The best way to determine if you are likely to have a case is to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. You can also keep reading to find out some of the questions that can be asked to determine if you may have grounds for a case.
How Long Was the Dangerous Condition There?
Whatever the dangerous condition was, whether a spill, torn or worn area, some type of loose impediment, or anything else, it is essential to determine how long it was there. Why? Because in order for the property owner to be found at fault, the dangerous condition must have been there long enough that they or one of their employees should have known about it.
What is the Owner’s Regular Method of Inspecting and Repairing the Premises?
If the owner of the property has evidence that they regularly inspect, clean, and perform necessary repairs on their property then it may be harder to prove your personal injury case. On the other hand, if there is no evidence that they perform any of these actions regularly then it is likely to be easier to prove your case.
Was There a Legitimate Reason for the Hazard?
If you tripped over an object that was on the ground, was there a legitimate reason for it to be there? If there was, is there a way it could have been moved, covered, or otherwise made safer? If the accident was the result of slipping on a substance, was there a reason the substance was there? If you fell over or on something that was there for a legitimate reason, you may have a harder case than if it was there for no reason at all.
Did a Lack of Lighting Contribute to the Accident?
In the event that a lack of lighting or inadequate lighting contributed to the accident, it could potentially be considered at least partially the fault of the owner. However, there are many instances in which lighting (or lack thereof) is not applicable to the case.
Call Now to Find Out What Your Options Are
Do you have grounds for a slip and fall lawsuit? If you are not sure then your next call should be to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. We will start off with a free legal consultation. We will go over your case, talk to you about your options, and give you the information you need to make the right decision.