How to prove a slip and fall accident | Attorney Javier Marcos

How to prove a slip and fall accident | Attorney Javier Marcos

Proving that another party is liable for a slip and fall accident injury can be difficult but it is possible through appropriate legal aid. If you slipped on say a wet surface or a slick one that became dangerous, you can sue the owners of the property for negligence. Call Attorney Javier Marcos for help.

Even ground that has become uneven can lead to injuries. Since the owner of the property is responsible for its upkeep, he/she is responsible for ensuring it remains safe for others.

However, this can be offset if the injured party did not take proper care that could have prevented their accident in the first place. While there is no precise way to determine that someone else was responsible for such accidents, there are some legalities that do come into play. Each case depends on whether the owner of the property acted responsibly so that these did not happen at all or whether they were negligent in preventing conditions that could cause said injuries.

In some cases, if you are a slip and fall accident victim on someone else’s property, you need to prove that the cause of the accident was due to a dangerous condition which the owner knew about. The condition should pose a serious risk which others such as yourself, would not be able to determine yourself and thus avoid. This implies that obvious dangers can be avoided and thus do not make the owner liable.

In order to determine that the owner knew about the condition, the following should be proven:

  • That the owner was directly responsible for creating the condition
  • That the owner knew that it existed and did not fix it
  • The condition persisted for a length of time during which the owner had ample time to fix it but failed to do so thus resulting in the accident.

In all of these cases the main question is whether a reasonable person would have seen the condition, deemed it hazardous and whether the defendant had enough time to fix it before the accident occurred. Similarly, if the owner of the property left something such as a hazardous obstacle on a path and it was foreseeable that someone can trip on it, then they will be held liable for damages.

Slip and fall accident | Attorney Javier Marcos

A slip and fall accident can result in debilitating injuries which can prevent you from maintaining a quality of life you are used to. It can also prevent you from going to work or working at all. If that is the case, you can sue the owner of the property and demand they pay damages so that you don’t have to. Attorney Javier Marcos can help with that and more.

We have years of experience defending such clients in court and can do the same for you. Just give us a call and we will call you in for a free consultation on what you can expect from the case as well as the damages you can recover. Call 24 hours 713.999.4444.

 

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2018-02-28T18:11:42+00:00February 28th, 2018|Articles|