Slip and Fall accidents are also known as premises liability actions. Slip and fall accidents often occur at businesses where the employees or another patron fails to clean up a spilled substance that ultimately leads to another person slipping or falling on the substance. These accidents can happen anywhere from city sidewalks, bowling alleys, restaurants, grocery stores, hair salons, taverns, bars, schools, malls, or anywhere else. Anyone can fall, trip, or slip on something and can be entitled to damages as a result of someone else's negligence.
However, merely tripping, slipping, or falling on someone else's property does not automatically make the owner of the property liable for your injuries. The owner of the premises must have a duty to prevent the injury that you suffered from occurring as well as having notice of the condition that caused your fall, slip, or trip. Most businesses have a duty to maintaining their premises in a fashion that would warn customers of potential hazards that they may not be aware of. This can include slippery or stricky substances that are on the ground that pose a danger of slipping on.
However, the facility or owner of the business must have notice of the substance in order to be liable. Such notice can be merely enough time that a reasonable person would have discovered such a substance on the ground. If the substance is only on the ground for a couple of seconds or maybe one minute, this may not be enough time to give them reasonable notice, but this is for a jury and a judge to decide.
Andrew Cherin has experience helping people that have suffered some of the following injuries:
If you have suffered one of these debilitating injuries, you need a trusted Seattle personal injury lawyer to represent you and make sure you are taking the proper steps to heal your injuries and receive compensation for your injuries.
Common reasons for accidents:
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