The moment you lose your footing and can’t regain control, an alarm goes off. You are going down. But it’s not an innocent trip or a clumsy moment. You slipped because beneath your feet was a dangerous surface. It is normal to take some of the blame for your fall, but dangerous flooring conditions play an enormous role in these accidents.
What is considered a slip & fall liability case?
Slip and fall cases are most commonly filed when you have been injured on private properties, but they can also occur in public spaces such as parks, sidewalks, and government property. In order to file a successful slip & fall claim you must be able to prove three things:
- The surface you slipped on was hazardous
- The property owner/manager was aware of the dangerous conditions - or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard
- The dangerous conditions are what caused your injury
Even if you are partially to blame for the accident - if you failed to use your best judgment, for example - you can still seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.