What You Need to Know About a Slip and Fall Lawsuit

Slip and Fall AccidentSlip and fall accidents are when a person slips and falls on someone else’s property. The victim of the slip and fall accident can file a lawsuit if they deem the other person’s property to be unsafe or so dangerous that it caused them slip and fall.

Proving Fault

Proving fault is the first thing you need to know about slip and fall lawsuits. Typically, property owners are held responsible for slip and fall cases, but that’s not always what happens in court. Proving fault will also help determine how much compensation the plaintiff receives.

If the plaintiff contributed to their fall in any way, by talking on their cell phone or being unaware of their surroundings, then it’s possible that they can have some of the blame in the slip and fall accident, in which the court might come up with a comparative negligence solution.  The owner of the property, however, can still be held accountable. Property owners in slip and fall cases can be at fault if they knew of the dangerous condition.

How We Can Help

An experienced personal injury lawyer can help by eliminating loopholes, gathering evidence, and assisting with paperwork.  Most property owners are going to try and get out of having to pay for their dangerous conditions. A lawyer can help, by being ready with solutions. A lawyer will also help you gather evidence, by telling you what specific information to get and document so that you’re ready for your case. Lastly, a lawyer can help fill out the paperwork. Filing a lawsuit is a lengthy and stressful process, having an experienced attorney by your side will help alleviate some of the stress.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a slip and fall accident and needs help, call our office, (972) 562-9700, or contact us online for more information.