Proving Who’s at Fault for a Slip and Fall Incident
It is sometimes difficult to prove who is at fault for a slip and fall accident. Often, the key question in slip and fall cases is whether someone else, such as the property owner, was actually negligent by causing or failing to prevent the slip and fall accident. Another critical issue is whether the injured person’s own actions somehow caused or contributed to the accident. In order to hold another party responsible for injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident, an injured person must typically prove one of the following:
- A property owner (or their employee) should have recognized a dangerous condition (such as broken stairs or an uneven walking surface) and removed or repaired the potential danger, but did not; OR
- A property owner (or their employee) actually caused the dangerous condition leading to the slip and fall accident, for example, by leaving a hazardous obstacle in a walking path, and it was reasonably foreseeable that someone would trip and fall due to the condition.
Slip and fall accidents are complicated claims and there are many factors to take into consideration when pursuing a personal injury claim. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and think you have a claim, the Kuzmich Law Firm, P.C. can help you determine if you have a viable personal injury case.
Steve Kuzmich is a Board Certified – Personal Injury Trial Lawyer by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The Kuzmich Law Firms’ focus practice areas are auto and trucking accidents, wrongful death and other serious injuries, injuries caused by drunk drivers, child injury cases, (slip and fall accidents) premises liability, and dog bite cases.
For further information about personal injury litigation, call as at 972.434.1555 and ask us why board certification matters.