Slip and Fall Injuries Can Cause Very Severe And Permanent Injuries.
There is a myth that suggests if you fall and get hurt on another’s property, then the owner is automatically at fault. Completely False.
Premises liability claims are often difficult to prove. These claims involve a variety of complex legal issues and indeed, these claims may be the most difficult of all to pursue and win.
If you have been injured in a trip and fall, slip and fall, or other premises liability accident and suspect that the business or property owner may be liable, contact our office as soon as possible. It is imperative that a thorough investigation be undertaken in these cases as soon as possible, to find evidence, gather witness information and statements and assure that all evidence is preserved. We offer free case evaluations and contingent attorney fees.
The Burden of Proof Premises Liability-Slip and Fall Injuries
Simply being injured while on another person’s property does not make that person or property owner liable for your injuries. You must prove negligence, meaning that the owner 1) failed provide or maintain a safe premises or 2) created hazardous conditions on the property, and then, 3) failed to warn, safeguard or eliminate the hazards.
Landowner liability and negligence may be based on failure to clean up a spill in a timely manner or failure to adequately warn a guest or customer about a dangerous condition. Contact us for help in figuring out your options according to the law if you were injured in a slip and fall accident on another person’s property.
Why Is Contacting a Lawyer So Important?
Since premises liability and slip and fall claims involve complicated laws and legal issues, the first and most important step is to contact an experienced premises liability attorney. A thorough and quick investigation must be conducted and eyewitnesses must be contacted prior to any alteration or modification of the dangerous area. It is imperative that the owner be placed on notice to preserve all evidence. You should contact a lawyer as soon as is possible.
Also, there may be deadlines and statutes of limitations that may significantly affect your slip and fall case. You should not wait until the statute of limitations period is running out because your attorney may not have enough time to complete his investigation. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.