Posted on September 23, 2010 in Personal Injury
Slip and fall is a tort law based on lead a claim that a property owner was negligent by allowing a dangerous condition to exist which leads a person to slip and fall. Slip and fall cases are usually difficult to win in court, because they require you to prove that the property owner was directly responsible for your accident.
The property owner will likely use the following defenses against your claim:
- The property owner was not negligent: Another person was responsible for the treacherous conditions. The property owner was exercising due diligence and did not even have a reasonable amount of time to discover the unsafe surface.
- You were at fault: Any person exercising due diligence should have seen the unsafe conditions and avoided them.
Slip and falls are most common in people over 65. However, anyone can slip and fall if there are unsafe conditions. Slip and falls are considered be the leading cause of nonfatal injuries.
Elements you need to prove
You may have a slip and fall case if you can prove the following:
- The property owner knew that the surface was unsafe and chose not to do anything about it
- The property owner caused the unsafe surface that caused your injury
- The owner of the property should have known about the unsafe surface, because a reasonable property owner would have discovered the perilous conditions
If you slip and fall and believe someone else is responsible for your accident, contact a Tampa injury lawyer as soon as possible. Slip and fall cases can be complex and risky and the right injury attorney can give you strong legal advice.
Slip and fall cases can be complex and risky and the right Tampa injuruy lawyer can give you strong legal advice.