Slip, trip, and fall accidents are common, and they can cause serious injuries. The owner or occupier of a property may be liable for a slip, trip, and fall accident if they knew or should have known about the dangerous condition that caused the accident.
There are two main types of premises liability cases: negligence and intentional tort. Negligence is when someone fails to act as a reasonable person would in a given situation, while intentional tort is when someone intentionally causes harm to another person. In order to prove liability in a premises liability case, you will need to show that the property owner or occupier had a duty to keep the property safe, that they breached that duty, and that the breach of duty caused your injuries. For example, was the property owner aware of a hole in their pavement or were they aware of a slippery condition that was difficult to see and did they fail to warn of the dangerous condition.
If you have been injured in a slip, trip, and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Contact an attorney today to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options.
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