Slip and fall cases are exactly what they sound like – they include, but are not limited to, curbside falls, ice and water falls, stairway tumbles, shower or tub slips, railing and balcony falls, and many more.
Property owners are responsible for the safety of the family, friends, guests and clients they invite onto their property. Even when it’s unintentional, negligence on the part of a homeowner can lead to compensation for the injured party. Slip and fall cases can be very complicated, especially when family and friends are involved. Hiring an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible is the best way to ensure the issue is resolved quickly.
A: It is a property owner’s responsibility to make sure the area around their building(s) and lot are safe for pedestrians and guests, in a “reasonable” amount of time.
A: Ultimately, a judge and/or jury will decide whether a property owner acted within a reasonable amount of time. They may take the following questions into consideration.
A: Many factors are taken into consideration when answering this question because every slip and fall case is different and vulnerable to interpretation. If you suspect that a property owner was negligent, contact a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.
The sooner evidence is gathered, the stronger your case will be. If you are able to collect the following safely, it will lend itself to a stronger case.
At the Law Offices of Morgan & Kelley, we understand that you may not be able to obtain all of this information. Just keep in mind that evidence collection can take many weeks and in an injury case, time is of the essence!