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Proving Fault in a Slip and Fall Case

Slip and fall cases are some of the more challenging ones to fight because proving fault can be very difficult. Determining who is legally responsible is complicated because these types of accidents happen frequently and for countless reasons. Think about how many times you’ve missed a step, tripped walking up the stairs or slipped on ice. Did those accidents occur because you weren’t being careful or paying close enough attention? Or was your slip and fall caused by a negligent property owner?

How is fault determined?

Winning a slip and fall lawsuit means proving your injury was caused by a dangerous condition that the property owner was aware of but did nothing about. It might sound simple enough but these cases are full of gray areas. Even though a dangerous condition might have been present, there is still an expectation for personal responsibility. This expectation requires individuals to avoid obvious dangers and be aware of their surroundings. It’s the dangers that are unavoidable and impossible to anticipate that typically fit under the dangerous conditions umbrella.

What kind of lawyer will be the most helpful in this scenario?

If you’ve decided to pursue legal action against a property owner for your accident, you will want to hire an attorney who focuses on premises liability. Attorneys who practice premises liability law have experience battling negligent property owners in court, their background and expertise will give your case the best possible chance.