At pretty much any time and place, a slip and fall accident can occur that may leave you with significant injuries. Slip and fall accident injuries come in many shapes and forms, and depending on the nature and extent of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation from the property or business owner where your slip and fall occurred. However, if you’re going to pursue a claim for compensation against a property owner, you’ll have to first prove that they were, in fact, liable for your injries. An experienced slip and fall attorney can gather all the facts and evidence required to build a successful claim, and the first step is determining liability.
Proving Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident Claim
What do you have to prove in order to win your slip and fall accident claim? The specifics will vary from case to case, but most slip and fall cases (also known as premises liability cases) are similar in many respects. To prove that a store or property is liable for the injuries you sustained, you must demonstrate that:
The property or business owner owed you a duty of care. For example, if your slip and fall accident occurred on the premises of a business, and if the business was open and inviting customers inside, the business owner owes its visitors a duty to ensure the property is safe.
The property or business owner failed to use reasonable care with regard to the maintenance and operation of the property.
The property or business owner knew that there was a foreign substance on the floor that could cause a slip and fall accident. Alternatively, the foreign substance was on the floor for such a long period of time or so frequently that the property or business owner should have known that it was there.
The injuries you suffered were directly caused by the property or business owner’s failure to use reasonable care.
Have You Been Injured In A Henderson Slip and Fall Accident?
If you've been injured in a slip and fall you need to speak with an experienced slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Henderson office directly at 702.405.6000 to schedule a free consultation with our slip and fall attorneys.