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Slip and Fall Accidents in Stores and Businesses

Slip and fall accidents are very common occurrences which happen to people every day. These types of mishaps are particularly common in stores and other places of business. While they are common, finding liability in such cases can be tricky. For this reason, retaining a reputable attorney is usually key in these cases. If you or someone you know has been involved in a slip and fall accident in a store or place of business, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our experienced team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge to offer you quality legal representation.

It is important to understand, that in order to prove your case, you must be able to prove negligence. This means that in order to prove that the property owner or store manager is responsible for your injuries, you must be able to prove that their irresponsible actions led to the accident that caused your injuries. Being able to show that you slipped, fell and were injured in a store or place of business, is not enough to make a viable personal injury case. You must be able to prove that there was a dangerous condition and the store manager or property owner had knowledge of it. If you can prove that the authoritative figure knew about the condition that led to your injury and did nothing about it, your personal injury case will be strong.

The next factor to consider, is who exactly you should be suing. This can be a tricky question to answer, because often times the property or store manager is not the owner of the facility. In the event that the property owner and manager are the same person, this person is inevitably liable. However, should the establishment have a landlord, determining liability will depend on the specific circumstances of the incident.

Factors of negligence in a slip and fall case may include whether or not the floor was unreasonably slippery, or why the floor was slippery to begin with. Other factors to consider may include whether or not the floor was slippery due to a foreign substance, how long the substance was on the floor, and whether or not a wet floor sign was present. You may also want to think about whether or not the manager or landlord knew that the floor was slippery and whether or not they knew the condition was present. All of these will be important factors in proving negligence in your case.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a slip and fall accident in a store or other place of business, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation. Call us today at (800) 529-2676. You may also email us with any questions at at [email protected]