Slip and fall accidents can take place anywhere at any time. Many slip and fall accidents are known to result in injury, some very serious. For this reason, it is important to understand that the circumstances of your slip and fall may not be your fault, in which case you may be owed compensation for your losses. In order to make a claim you’ll need to prove that your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury attorneys has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.
Determining liability in slip and fall cases may often hinge on a variety of factors. There are a number of ways to help determine the liable party in your accident. For example, understanding who the potentially liable parties are and whether or not these potentially liable parties actually acted negligently, resulting in your injuries. In the event that they are liable, you will need to be able to show concrete evidence to prove your case.
In most slip and fall cases, liability is placed in the hands of the property owner or manager of the location in which the accident occurred. This may include a department store, shopping mall, parking garage or sidewalk. This is because every property owner has a responsibility to maintain a safe and well-kept environment for visitors to their establishment. Property owners are responsible for making sure their establishment is regularly maintained and that spills are cleaned up or warned about. In the event that a slip and fall accident occurs on their property and they know about the hazard that caused it, or should have known about the hazard, they may be responsible.
In some slip and fall cases, the property owner or manager of the establishment involved may decide to argue that the plaintiff in the case is partially or solely responsible for the accident. This is known as comparative negligence and is a concept only observed in some states. However, in the states that abide by this rule, if a plaintiff is found liable for his/her accident and subsequent injuries to any degree, he/she will not receive any compensation for their damages. For this reason, it is imperative to gather as much physical liability evidence as possible and retain a reputable personal injury lawyer to fight for your rights.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (800) 529-2676. You may also email us at [email protected]
Contact the personal injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today.