Proving a Property Owner’s Responsibility in a Slip and Fall Accident

Proving a Property Owner’s Responsibility in a Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall injuries are surprisingly the leading causes of hospital admission and medical expenses, ahead of personal injuries or other kinds of accidents. Majority of the people who sue for slip and fall injuries are left with broken or sprained limbs, broken spinal cords and other such debilitating traumas after falling, tripping over or slipping in another individual’s property.

When is a Property Owner Responsible for Causing Slip and Fall Injuries?

The employee or owner of the property was keenly aware of the potential hazard, the matter was brought to his notice several times, but he took no remedial measures to rectify the situation.

Either an employee employed by the owner of the property or the property owner himself was responsible for causing the potential hazard. Potential hazards can refer to underfoot items, dangerous or slippery or wet surface, torn or worn spot, spills, broken or uneven surfaces.

The property owner’s employee or the owner himself/herself should have had knowledge of the potential hazard as it was placed in a very visible spot/manner and no reasonable person could have missed it. After discovery of this ubiquitous and visible hazard, any reasonable individual should have repaired or removed the hazard. But in this case, he did not take the necessary remedial measures.

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