Slip and Fall Accidents are very common because of property owner's negligence to properly check the area. Unfortunately, Slip and Fall accidents can be some of the ungliest accidents one can observe. They are the 2nd most common accident behind car accidents. On average 18,000 deaths occur every year because of slip and fall accidents. Property owners, Commerial or private property owners may be liable for accidents that occur on thier land.
What causes Slip and Fall Accidents?
Failure to Fix: Often time, property owners are liable when they fail to fix a dangerous condition such as a protruding rod from the floor, holes in the parking lot, or a raised or hollow floor.
Stairs: Property owners may be liable where they fail to maintain a safe stairway. Often, this dangerous condition results from worn down stairs, or where stairs are improperly marked or highlighted.
Building Code Violations: Property owners are liable for slip and fall injuries resulting from their failure to adhere to all building codes. Examples include unacceptable handrails, violations of stair height and depth, or improper building maintenance
Common Injures in a Slip and Fall case:
In order to recover from a slip and fall accident, a victim has the burden of proving that the property owner created a dangerous or unreasonable condition on the premises. In other words, the slip and fall accident would not have happened but for the property owners failure to take reasonable measures to repair the dangerous condition, or plainly notify of its existence. Consequently, to be held legally responsible for your slip and fall, one of the following must be true:
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