Property owners owe people a duty of care to take reasonable steps to prevent, repair, or warn about hazards that exist on their properties.
Property owners who knew about a slip and fall hazard, or reasonably should have known it existed, and failed to remedy the issue within a reasonable amount of time, have breached their duty of care.
It’s not enough that you suffered a slip and fall injury on someone else’s property. The property owner’s negligence must have caused your injuries.
The existence of a dangerous condition must have caused you to suffer an economic or non-economic loss for your case to be viable.
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The damages you can recover in your slip and fall accident case will depend on how your accident happened, the sources of recovery available (insurance policies, number of defendants, etc.), and the severity of your injuries. Most people who sustain injuries in a slip and fall are entitled to recover compensation for:
The liable party for your slip and fall injuries may vary depending on the circumstances. Generally, it could be the property owner, occupier, or manager if they failed to maintain a safe environment or warn of potential hazards. Slip and fall accident attorney Bogie Martinovich can help determine liability in your case.
Common causes of slip and fall accident include wet or slippery surfaces, uneven flooring, inadequate lighting, loose rugs or mats, cluttered pathways, lack of handrails, and negligent maintenance. Factors such as negligence, poor signage, or failure to address known hazards contribute to the occurrence of slip and fall accidents.