SLIP & FALLS
Accidents involving a slip-and-fall are incredibly common – so common that they are the leading cause of injury-producing accidents in the United States. If you are injured on someone’s property due to dangerous conditions that person created or should have known about, then you may be able to hold the business proprietor or landowner responsible for your injuries.
To prevail in such a matter, you will typically need to establish that the other side was negligent. Negligence is a failure to exercise care that a sensible person would exercise in a similar situation. In order to do so, it must be determined that the defendant:
Owed the victim a certain level of care;
Breached the duty of care by a failure to act or by his or her actions; and,
Caused the accident that resulted in the injury to you.
In addition, in order to recover damages in slip-and-fall cases, the victim must prove:
The presence of a hazardous condition;
That the defendant knew or at least should have known about that hazardous condition, and;
That the defendant did nothing to attempt to remedy that hazardous condition.
While establishing negligence may require a thorough and informed account of various factors, the attorneys at Levine Lyon & Eisberner LLC have experience navigating this complex legal issue. Since there is a statue of limitations on these matters, please call us for an evaluation of your claim so you do not deny yourself the compensation you deserve.