Every year, millions of Americans are victims of slip and fall accidents.
Slips, trips and falls are the most reported personal injury and account for the most lost work days in the U.S. Injuries, even though they may be minor, can easily cause bills to pile up, which is why many seek personal injury claims for their slip and fall accidents.
Here, we’ll discuss what makes up a slip and fall case and how you can prove premises liability should you fall victim yourself.
What is a Slip and Fall Case?
Slip and fall cases are injuries sustained from a fall that occurred on someone else’s property due to hazardous conditions that were not properly addressed. Slip and fall cases often fall under the larger umbrella term of “premises liability.” These sorts of cases hold property owners liable for injuries caused by their property’s dangerous conditions. These conditions can include the following:
- Wet floors or standing water
- Untreated icy conditions
- Poor security
- Hidden holes
- Hazardous pavement
- Open excavations
There are numerous components to proving fault in a slip and fall case, and it is recommended you hire a personal injury attorney who is familiar with premises liability law. Doing so can greatly increase your chances of success.
Firstly, the injured party must be able to prove that the property owner could have prevented the injury by improving their property’s conditions. If the injuries cannot be proven to have stemmed from owner negligence, there may not be any premises liability possible.
In addition, it must also be proved that the injured party was not acting recklessly or unreasonable when the injury occurred and that the hazards were in place long enough for affirmative action to have been taken by the property owners.
If you’ve been in a slip and fall accident, do not hesitate to contact the Tampa premises liability attorneys at Lorenzo & Lorenzo. We have the experience and know-how to guide you through your slip and fall case, and we’d like to help. Check out our client testimonials to see how we’ve assisted others in similar cases.