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Who is responsible for a slip and fall accident

On Behalf of | Jan 19, 2022 | Personal Injury

If you trip and fall on someone else’s property, you may have a claim for damages against persons in control of the property. To recover damages, you will need to show that the landowner or tenant is at fault.

You generally need to show that the property owner either caused the condition leading to the accident, knew about and failed to repair the situation or should have known about the problem.

Residential property

If you are the invitee of a residential property owner, you will need to show that your accident resulted from a dangerous condition. Further, you will need to document that it was foreseeable that harm could occur from the problem. A tenant can seek damages against a landlord if the lessor controls the condition and could fix the problem without significant expense. In addition, the tenant has to show that the landlord could foresee the possible harm and the failure to remedy the condition was a proximate cause of the accident.

Commercial property

If you sustain an injury after falling on the premises of a business, you can seek damages against multiple parties, including the business owner, landlord and employees involved. You will need to show that the parties you are trying to hold responsible caused the condition, that the person or entity knew or should have known of the danger and that they did not fix the hazard.

To seek compensation for your injuries, you will need to act quickly to compile the necessary information to pursue your claim.

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